games with each other or games on the Internet?
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Subject: games with each other or games on the Internet?
Date: 1/10/2002 2:20:59 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Re: Internet sharing with a cable modem? posted by
If you just want to play against each other, all you need is a crossed cable. A crossed cable looks like a normal ethernet cable, but has some wires switched internally. Nearly any computer supply store should have them available.
On the other hand, if you both want Internet access, you need to do one of three things:
1. Install two NICs in one machine, plug the cable modem into one and connect the other to the second computer using a crossed cable. Configure Internet Connection Sharing on both machines, and you should be good to go.
2. Pay the cable company for a second IP address, then plug the cable modem and both computers into the hub.
3. Buy a router, plug the cable modem into the router's WAN port, then plug the two computers into the router's LAN ports.
You cannot, however, use one cable IP address and ICS for two machines plugged into a hub. The cable modem will see both machines. ICS allows you to daisy-chain a second computer off of a first, but the first needs two NICs if the Internet connection is LAN, DSL, or cable.
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