Can I just hook two computers with Windows XP up with a simple Patch Ethernet cable? I just want a two comp network here in this room, do I need a router? Or will the ICS in WinXP work for me?
BTW I have two NICS and I assume I will need "Patch" cable, correct?
Ok, thank you.
But that's all I need, Right?
I can just run them together and the little network will be good?
To create a small network between two computers you just need a Crossover cable.
To share the Internet with DialUp you need to add to the network setting ICS.
To share Broadband you need either a second NIC in one computer (To connect the Modem too).
Or you get a Cable/DSL Router, ~$20 and it “Faster Stronger Better than Ever Before”