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Networking 2 computers using 10Base-T -
In order to network two computers with Windows you need the following.
Hardware Setup -
Before starting you need to turn off all computers. You must not power up the computers or the hub until you are finished connecting all the components.
Also you can read up on more networking information at the "Network Setup" page.
You will need one network card for each computer a hub and one cable for each computer.
- Network cards and Kits can be found on the "Network Cards Hardware" page.
- Hubs can be found on the "Hubs" page.
- Cables can be found on the "Network Cables" page.
Note : You must make sure when you buy a network card that it matches the slots you have available on your motherboard. Most newer computers use PCI slots (which are PnP), while older computers use ISA style slots (which may or may not be PnP).
1) Unpack your Hub. Place it in an area that will allow you to easily connect a cable to each computer. You will also need to be close to an electrical plug since the hub needs to be plugged in.
2) You need 1 Network Interface Card for each computer.
- Turn off all power to the computer and disconnect the power cord
- Open the case
- Find a unused slot on the motherboard.
- Take out the slot cover. A small screw holds it in place
- Insert the network card in the slot so it is seated firmly
- Take the screw you took out when you removed the slot cover and place it in the same place so it holds the network card. Screw it down so it is tight but not too tight.
- Put the computer cover back on
- Take a patch cable and plug it in the network card on the back of the computer. Connect the other end of the cable to a unused port on the back of the Hub.
- Re-connect the power cord and leave the computer OFF.
3) Repeat step one for each computer.
4) At this point you should have a network card in each computer, and a cable running from each computer to the hub.
- Take the hub power cord and plug it in the back of the hub.
- Plug the other end of the cable to the wall power outlet.
5) Turn on each computer.
The hardware installation is now complete. You will now need to install the software.
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