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Home networking for a real dummy

By tapetodvd ยท 4 replies
Jan 31, 2007
  1. I have spent some time here searching for how to setup a home network, then connecting to the internet using 1 connection, my primary PC hooks to the internet via a cable modem using a usb cable, I have no problem there. This is my first attempt at setting up a network. My office allready has a ethernet cable prewired in. My primary PC has a built in ethernet adaptor built in the motherboard, my secondary PC is a older one so I installed a ethernet card. On both PC's the device manager says the ethernet adaptors are working properly. I cut off both PC's then hooked up the cable then turned the PC's back on and run the connection program following it to the letter, but no matter what I do they will not hookup together, keep getting a cable unplugged error message, I even tried a different cable with no luck. Since I never done this before I have to be overlooking something simple or dumb, any ideas out there on whats wrong. I'm not much into the techno speak on networking so I need simple questions and answers, or a simple step by step setup.
    Signed, loosing my mind!
  2. SultanGris

    SultanGris TS Booster Posts: 158

    what are u hooking the cables to? you have to have a router or hub to plug them all into,
  3. tapetodvd

    tapetodvd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Like I said I have never hooked two computers together before so it had to be something simple or dumb, I'll have to go out and get a hub (I hooked them adaptor to adaptor), put this one in the DUH file.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,009

    is the cable used a crossover cable check wiring
    should be crossover between 2 computers
    do wiki search I don't have link
  5. tapetodvd

    tapetodvd TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I got if figured out, bought a wire broadband router and hooked it up as per instructions, working great now, Thanks.
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