If anyone has a couple extra minutes, could you please advise me if this is the correct type of router I need? I am lost here.. and have read so many websites already, that I seem to get conflicting info and directions.
I wish to connect two Dell desktops to share a Comcast broadband connection. Both computers have NIC cards. The second computer is a Dell Dimension 4700. I've been unplugging the cable out of the modem to connect it back & forth between the two computers.. this is getting tedious because I have to crawl around on the floor to get in back of the pc's. I've been doing this for months now, lol!!
Both pc's are side by side.. I do not need a wireless router. My Motorola cable modem is also sitting by the pc's so everything is all together.
Here is where I'm lost. Some websites tell me I need "crossover cables". Another one says "network cable". And yet nother recommends that I need to crimp end cables ... I don't have a crimping tool....And another one says that tcip / ip must be manually configured (through a HUB). Is that true.. or does the Windows Network Connection Wizard walk you through that? I'm wondering if I might be getting into something that might be a bit too challenging for me.
Before I go and order the wrong kind of router and cables, could somebody please tell me what I need, and if the router (Amazon link above) is the proper router for what I'm trying to do?
If it's important.... all I am attempting to do is get both pc's to share my Internet connection... No home office... no sharing files... no sharing printer...just a simple way to accomplish this so I don't have to crawl on the floor and manually unplug / replug the cable from pc to pc.
Many, many thanks...
Oops.. If anyone knows of a step by step tutorial "connect routers for dummies", I'd be very interested in that too.