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How to connect two follding rigs

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I have an upcoming pc that i am gonna use as a folding rig,the problem is that i have no router and no money to get a router so is there a way i can connect these rigs with an Ethernet cable or something, don't make fun of me am a total network nobie
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some ppl have used crossover ethernet cable... I think, lol. I ahve no idea how to link them software wise, but a crossover ethernet cable might ndo hardware wise... might wanna invest an extra 5 bux in extra PCI NICs tho...

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You can use a crossover cable to connect both PC's together using the ethernet connection. The PC that directly recieves the Internet connection would have to have its ' Internet connection sharing'' enabled and your 2nd PC should pick it up.

Search Internet connection sharing in google..lots of info.
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ok but do i need to buy an Ethernet card for my main rig?
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Yeah, unless you have two onboard LANs on your mobo.
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ok all do that, will i need any software or can i just use windows?
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Windows can do it itself just fine. I did it a few hours ago myself.
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ok all do that, will i need any software or can i just use windows?
The inbuilt ''Internet connection sharing'' in windows will do just fine !
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couldn't you daisy chain an entire network if you had enough NICs and crossover cables?
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couldn't you daisy chain an entire network if you had enough NICs and crossover cables?
Yeah...but it'd be so slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
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