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hman1

join:2002-01-17
Canada

Question about computers and networking.

Hi I am getting a new computer in a couple of days and I have some questions about my computer and how to network it with my brothers computer which has the Rogers internet installed.

This is the config of my new computer.

AMD XP 1900+ or 2000+ (Cant decide yet)
Gigabyte GA-7VRXP
Thermaltake Volcanoe 7+ HSF
512MB PC2700 KingMax Ram
Maxtor 40GB 7200RPM ATA 133 HDD
ATI RADEON 9700PRO
onboard sound (Yuck)
LG 16x DVD ROM
LG 32x rewriter
FDD
CASE

Well can anyone tell me what they think. Its okay on price for my range and I will be running XP Pro. What connections should I use on my devices, (Slave, master, etc) and I heard that there is a way in connecting the devices for it to use DMA SUPPORT. How would I do that.

Okay, my brother is running win 2000 and i will be using XP as stated. How will I hook/network the two computers for it to share the internet and possibly the printer.
Would I buy a router and hook a crossover cable into it and run it to my new computer. IM CLUE-LESS!

Please help me. Thank you everyone.



jbcalg
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join:2001-10-08
Calgary, AB

try the networking forum: »Networking
and the windows help one too: »Microsoft

usually you have the hdd as master on one channel
then the devices that are used for writing (ie cd-w) on the other
- you don't want both on the same channel
- but there's lots of ways of configuring your system

assuming you can run the cables a router is a good way to go
- isp cable in to the router, then PCs into the router
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