LAST EDITED ON May-14-02 AT 03:09 PM (EST)
Recently I got a new comp and would like to network this computer with my old computer. I've been running into some trouble though. Mainly because I have no clue on how to proceed;) If you good people would help me out here I'd be extrememly grateful!
Ok, here's what I got...
-Linksys Network card
-Netgear Network card
-Using a Netgear 4port Hub
These comps are side by side in my room. I bought a Netgear 4port Hub and the needed cables. I've already set the hub up and plugged the cables into the comps. Since I would like to expand this network throughout my house later on, I chose to get the hub rather than crossover cable. Also, I don't really care about setting the network up over the net. I'd be happy with just having an offline network.
Anyway, from here, I don't know what to do, heheh. The New comp booted up with the Netgear card just fine. The old comp booted up with the Linksys card and asked for the drivers. I put in the first driver floppy disk and then a prompt that looked similar to DOS came up. It asked some questions on whether I wanted to use File or directories or something. I answered with what I thought was right but I must have made a mistake cause it then stopped and wouldn't go any further.
My first question, then, is; How do I correctly install the Lynksys drivers? Also, should I just take out that card and install another Netgear card? In case you're wondering, there are two different network cards cause the Lynksys one was already laying around the house.
Second question; Once all the drivers are set up and good to go...then what? heheh. I mean, I really have no clue about how to network these two comps but am very eager to learn. If someone could give a step-by-step guide or sumfin, that would be awesome:)
I've been spending quite a bit of time trying to research this info but haven't found any situations that are identical to mine.
Well, thanks for taking the time to read this. And thanks in advance for any help you can give.
Have a great day!