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I tried so many times to make a homenetwork between our 2 PC's. I just CAN'T I don't know...maybe I'm doing something wrong. Hopefully one of you can help me!

Ok, the situation is like this:



As you can see on the above picture, I have no router..only that modem with 2 network holes in it so I can connect 2 pc's on it for internet. Can I create home network this way?(above picture). I tried this way to make home network but it never worked. I never could find the other PC.

And I was thinking maybe this will work.



My MB has 2 network holes, as does my modem. So what if I go from the modem to my PC and then from my pc to my brothers pc, will this work? See above picture.

Also, I would appriciate it if you could give me a link where I can see how to make a home network like this...easy way.


Thanx in Advance, I really apriciate it if you could help!
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post #2 of 33
Yes it will - As I have mine set up like this

Wall > Modem > Mums Computer > My Computer > Backup MCE Computer > Router > Xbox 360/Wii/Sisters Computer



My advice is too get vista - All I had to do is plug in and turn on all my computers and it did the rest for me
    
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Ok, good. But when I do that, do I have to turn my pc on when my brother wants to get on the internet via his pc?

EDIT: How did you make your home network?
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Originally Posted by Desperado1987 View Post
Ok, good. But when I do that, do I have to turn my pc on when my brother wants to get on the internet via his pc?

EDIT: How did you make your home network?
You will if your is directly connected to his not using a router.

I have a 2nd router in between my MCE Setup that gives the internet to My 360/Wii/Sisters PC.

It is a Direct connection from the ISP Router from downstair to my computer and then the network starts again from up in my room
    
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Ok thanx, but I mean what did you use to set up your connection between 2 pc's. What software? Or program.
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Go into Network Connections and press create home Network, and name it what you want.
Then make sure to do the same on teh rest of them and put in the same network name.

You need your PC on for his PC to get internets
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Originally Posted by Ace of Spades View Post
Go into Network Connections and press create home Network, and name it what you want.
Then make sure to do the same on teh rest of them and put in the same network name.

You need your PC on for his PC to get internets
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post #8 of 33
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Ok thanx, but I mean what did you use to set up your connection between 2 pc's. What software? Or program.
Vista. I Just turned on all the rigs and hardware in my house and it setup EVERYTHING for me It has Network Discovery you see If you don't have Vista then use the Home Network Setup (Start > Controls Panel > Netowrk Connections > Setup A new home Network )

Only thing I had to do was the 360 - That was a pain

Hope you get it working

EDIT: Oh while you are doing the network - Make sure all the rigs are on "MSHOME" Workgroup so they find eachother It asks you this on the setup screen.
    
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Doesnt Have to be MSHOME, it can be whatever you want it to be aslong as there all named hte same
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Doesnt Have to be MSHOME, it can be whatever you want it to be aslong as there all named hte same
If you changed it Bill Gates will get you when your sleeping. That is the Workgroup my 360 looks for so
    
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