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chickenNcheese

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me n some mates going to this dude's beach house in a couple of weeks (yes i know its winter!)

anyway there will be the mandatory xbox but i get frustrated with that after about 20 mins so me and a mate were going to bring our laptops for some good ol' keyboard and mouse action.

is there any routers/hubs/whatever to make them network, or can we just get a crossover cable between them and should be all good?
 

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If they both have wireless you can form a peer to peer network, or just use a crossover cable.

Just run the network wizzard though and it'll be fine.
 

Mr. Switch

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Personally, I have never gotten XP to network correctly with another XP computer using crossover cable. now if your both on 2000, you'll be fine.
 

korky122

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both connect to the web and download hamachi. play on a lan that way. better than buying a hub or a router
 

chickenNcheese

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yeah i did think about there might be a problem cos his PC is a P2 400mhz with a 4MB gfx card, so it prob wont have xp on it. does xp have probs networking to other OSs? should i chuck a 2000 or a 98 on my laptop?
 

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hamachi... does that acually work i dled it didn't seem to detect any games. prob just me and the pings would be sky high.
 
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