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Sublime145

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#1 13 years ago

Ok i want to network my cousins computer and my computer but were away from each other so is this possible




FN_lewrbm69

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#2 13 years ago

if there XP jsut open my network places, an then click set up home or small office netwrok an go though the steps if it is 2000 first set up there IP addresses so there on the same IP, last number of each computer is diffrent (if it is 2000 ill look back in this thred to show u how to set the IP)




Grimme

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#3 13 years ago

How far away? Are we talking one downstairs, one upstairs. His being next door. His being a few miles away?




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#4 13 years ago

if you are in the same house, i would recommend a standard wired network, as they are by far the cheapest and easiest to set up If you live in different houses, but are still relatively close to each other (i.e no more than 300yds, max) then wireless is probably the best way to go. A word of advice though - stay away from cheap wireless adapters; go for the good stuff winkx.gif if you live a considerable distance away, i.e several miles, then consider setting up a VPN. A VPN is basically a 'tunnel' through the internet, and will allow you to connect you to your cousins computer through the internet. Sorry but im not going to go into further detail right now - google.gif Hope this helps




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#5 13 years ago

well 1000 feet is ware the data transfer rate drops off unless you have a seconds or third switch/hub but wierless is the most easyest to set up now and if u do not put encrypt the signal it is ever ezer(alll was encrypt) VPN's are some what EZ but if u jsut want to transfer files set up a small FTP on ur computer or give the persion u wat to accses the computer the internet IP an a guest account.




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#6 13 years ago
radiant_rookie if you live a considerable distance away, i.e several miles, then consider setting up a VPN. A VPN is basically a 'tunnel' through the internet, and will allow you to connect you to your cousins computer through the internet.

That sounds like the solution your looking for. I would recommend making sure you have a properly configured Firewall. VPNs are supposed to be secure, but there are no guarantees, especially over the "public" internet.

The worst security threat occurs when the PC has no Firewall running, at all (XP SP2 has a Firewall). VPN is really not a security concern at all, compared to that.