small lan network help

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hi guys, out of 4 attempts ive managed to setup once and that was at my house on NTL but we are moving to another house with BT i'll post what im going to do and please correct any errors

both XP with working network cards
direct computer connecting through speedtouch modem

connect both computers with ethernet cable (i have the small crossover adapter)

run wizard

play?


i always have a linksys wireless router im gonna tryout although it failed to run well wireless (could have been down to network card) im sure it will manage wired? how do i go about using the router to setup a network just

connect the internet to router? then both computers to router?
or internet to one computer, then router to main computer?
 

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riddler said:
hi guys, out of 4 attempts ive managed to setup once and that was at my house on NTL but we are moving to another house with BT i'll post what im going to do and please correct any errors

both XP with working network cards
direct computer connecting through speedtouch modem

connect both computers with ethernet cable (i have the small crossover adapter)

run wizard

play?


i always have a linksys wireless router im gonna tryout although it failed to run well wireless (could have been down to network card) im sure it will manage wired? how do i go about using the router to setup a network just

connect the internet to router? then both computers to router?
or internet to one computer, then router to main computer?

connect internet to router and set all other computers to dhcp and connect them using cat5 (straight cable) to the router.
 
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