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August 7th, 2001, 05:41
im kinda confused at the moment..just to network 2 cpus do you need a hub/router/something like that? i know they both need network cards (bit of a duh) but i also dont know if they have to be the exact same...so would different brands work together?
any help appreicated..
August 7th, 2001, 07:56
if you will network a 2 pc only then buy a direct cable. This one is less expensive and also you don't need a hub and a lan card
August 7th, 2001, 16:40
ok thx..now if i can get that new cpu..lol
August 7th, 2001, 18:50
ok sorry to post again but firegl what yout saying is i can network 2 cpus on a direct cable connection and also use internet connection sharing? actually id prefer using the cards cause i know what you can do with those..but do the cards have to be the same?
August 8th, 2001, 08:06
The cards don't need to be the same but to save on some cash you can ge a crossover cable to link them together without the need for a Hub.
August 8th, 2001, 17:18
Ok Direct cable connection should work as I used this method to link my 2 machine at one stage. Internet sharing should also work ok. The main glitch with this method is that this method is as slow as hell.
I now link my machines using a hubless phone network. These are special network cards that do not require a network hub or any special cables. These work using your home telephone wiring. You can still recieve/make telephone calls/surf the net whilst using this network too. With a speed of 10mps they are quick too.
Heres the link to the company that I got mine from:
August 9th, 2001, 04:22
It cheaper to go with two regular network cards and a crossover cable.
August 9th, 2001, 16:21
ok..now would this be a good system for psx emulation?
Celeron 800 mhz
intel 3d chipset (video card)
also would it go faster than my current system? i mean yeah it will but will their be a big difference in speed?
AMD K6 2 500mhz
August 9th, 2001, 22:55
The intel video card is a bad idea. You'd be better with a geforce 2 MX as a budjet card. Otherwise I'd say its ok.
August 10th, 2001, 11:43
i agree with betamax about the video
and yes, there will be a big difference in speed, mostly because of the RAM. frankly i do not know how you could manage with 56mb.
August 10th, 2001, 19:11
lol..i dunno either but i can play most psx games i have on this $1600 pos (i got ripped off bad). as far as the video card on that new one (still dont know if i can even get it lol) i'll upgrade it sometime later
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