Don't you need a crossover cable for that?
Originally Posted by Jyuu
You could also make the phone cables with aligators clips and jack payphones lines...
Anyway some COPYPASTA from interweb!
There are many different ways to connect two computers to each other without being a hacker, for instance
Use a hub/switch
Use a router
Use a direct cable connection
Use a crossover network cable
Use USB connection
I will describe these briefly below, with pros and cons.
Networking using a hub
Using a hub to connect computers, is basically the same as building a LAN. A switch is a more competent and expensive hub. Hubs are cheap, around $30.
Pros: Fairly easy, good speed 10 or 100 MBps, comes in kits found in computer stores
Cons: Requires two IP-addresses, no security
Setup: Each PC needs one NIC that goes to the hub, which in turn is connected to the cable modem. Then the network adapters need to be configured in Windows so that the computers work well on the same network. The sharing of the connection is provided by your setup of the network and the hub.
Networking using a router
A router is needed for a more advanced network, and therefore it is harder to setup. It is also more expensive, with very few priced under $200.
Pros: Requires only one IP address, functions as a firewall, good speed 10 or 100 MBps
Cons: Expensive, harder to setup
Setup: Same as for a hub, plus that the router needs to be setup as well, according to its manual. The sharing of the connection is provided by your setup of the network and the router. You do read manuals, don't you...?
Using a direct cable connection - peer to peer or null modem connection
Direct cable connection is a supported feature of Windows, and it uses a crossover serial or parallel cable. 'Crossover' means that the cable is twisted with respect to it's internal wiring; some of the wires change places in the connector plugs. It is very easy to use the wizard to establish the connection. When the connection works, you just use Internet Connection Sharing, ICS, which is also a Windows feature. ICS is available in Windows version 98 Second Edition and over. There are also several commercial products like Wingate that shares your connection once you have the PCs networked.
Pros: Dead simple, requires a crossover serial or parallel cable, only requires one IP address
Cons: Low speed ~ 0.1 MBps
Setup: Use a crossover serial or parallel cable, and then in Windows create a New Connection, and choose Direct Connection. Setup one PC as "Host' and one as "Guest". This done, use ICS to share the connection, as described above under "peer-to-peer".
Using a crossover network cable
This is basically the same as using the above mentioned null modem, except you connect two NICs by a crossover network cable. 'Crossover' means that the cable is twisted with respect to it's internal wiring; some of the wires change places in the connector plugs. Here too, you use Internet Connection Sharing in Windows, as described above under "peer-to-peer". One PC is setup as a host, and the other as a guest.
Pros: Fairly easy, good speed 10 or 100 MBps, only requires one IP address
Cons: Well, you might still have to fiddle with your network settings.
Setup: Install the NICs and setup up the network adapters in Windows. Then use ICS to share the connection.
OK, this is not a separate type of connection; it's just another type of connectors that have driver support in Windows already. You can use a NIC or a modem with a USB adapter and then use a hub or a router. Or you can make a direct cable connection using a USB direct cable cable (~$50) and some software.
Pros: Easy, good speed 4-8 MBps
Cons: USB not super reliable
Setup: Insert USB cable and then use ICS, if you use a direct connection. If connected to hub/router, see above.
Not mine somewhere I found on the internet, now the address its lost on my history! Sorry original autor
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