how to connect two computers

May 25, 2009 at 14:52:30
Specs: Windows XP
Hi All,

I am pretty new to networking and the terminology used for cables e.t.c

I have the below question. I need to connect two computers ( one running on windows vista) and other running on windows XP. I want to install some software on one computer and access it from another ( due to memory restrictions).
How can we connect both the computers?

i understand from the internet that we can do using Cross over cable e.t.c.

I have a wireless router in my house , can we connect using the same?

please suggest.

See More: how to connect two computers

Report •

May 25, 2009 at 16:58:23
You would be better off with wired.

My guess is you could use either cable. Patch or crossover is normally supported automatically on newer systems. Try a patch (which is the normal cable) first before you go and buy a cable.

Now as to the software issue you ought to repost on that. You can't fool the software like that. Just repost and explain more what you want to do.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

Report •

May 25, 2009 at 18:09:05
first of all appreciate your prompt response to help me.

Below is one example on why i want to network two computers:

I am planning to install Oracle database on one computer and then try to connect using a thick/thin client from the other computer.

Can i use a normal Lan cable by connecting both the computers to the wireless router? it did not work for me..

please suggest.

thanks again.

Report •

Related Solutions

Ask Question