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Jas
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5th May 05 at 20:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i wana play counterstrike against a mate but dont knwo how to go about it...

i have usb cables they any gud?

what can i do...

thanks
MarkW
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5th May 05 at 20:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

network cards and network cables - LAN
James
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5th May 05 at 20:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

network cards and a cat5 crossover cable.

or through a router/switch using normal cat5
James_DT
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5th May 05 at 20:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You can just use a wireless card in each laptop. If the laptops are fairly new, they should have either built-in wireless and/or ethernet (wired) anyway.
Jas
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5th May 05 at 22:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yer they have built in bluetooth and infra-red but i dont kn ow how to get the bluetooth working
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Bluetooth and infra-red would be far to slow for playing multiplayer games. Best option is 2 network cards and a crossover cable. Also this would be the quickest option to.
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

soz mate anychance of that in english...

whats a network card.. any links to show what i need?
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How old is the laptop?
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

not sure...
its the toshiba p4010..
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

and the pc?
Dan B
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5th May 05 at 23:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Buy a decent 10/100Mbps switch, I recently picked up an 8-port version for under 20.

So, you can plug 8 machines into it, networked together, for somewhat bigger gaming sessions!
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

is this the laptop?

toshiba link
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

u got a link?

its another laptop not sure which tho
Dan B
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5th May 05 at 23:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The switch I bought:

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=19139
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So it is two laptops you are using?
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i have a laptop and pc but my mate has a laptop..so i wana b able 2 connect 2 both

[Edited on 05-05-2005 by Jason2004]
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers mate il have 2 buy one.. wat cables are used then..usb's?
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok. that toshiba P4010 has a network port already so you have saved some money there. If your mate has one in his laptop then all you will need is a crossover cable. You can buy these from pc world, if you want to.
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

show me a pic..yer it does have a network port im prettu sure
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Here is a link to the crossover cable you will need. I bought one from pc world and it cost me 9.99, so I dont know why it is 17 now.

crossover cable

You can buy these from most computer shops cheaper, and some will even make the cable up for you if you need a longer length.
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

This is what a network port looks like. This is for a pc, but the port will look the same on the laptop

picture of network port
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:46   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

lol that was gonna be my next question...

ok thanks il get 1 2mro...

i only need a short one..even if its under 5m thats fine..thanks 4 da help mate.. il let u know how i get on
Jas
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5th May 05 at 23:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh yer will the laptops just detect the connection then?
tiptoptim
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5th May 05 at 23:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

No probs. They should detect that a cable is plugged in to the port (should say "status: connected 100mbps"), if you connect both ends to machines. but it will not show other pc. What you will need to do is make sure they are both in the same workgroup. If you are running windows 2000 or Xp, right click on my computer and go to systems properties. Then look at the workgroup name. They should both be set the same. Common one is "MSHOME". If they are both set to this you should be able to see each others pc in my network places.

Tim

[Edited on 05-05-2005 by tiptoptim]
Jas
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6th May 05 at 00:02   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok il try it..if not il be u2u'ing u mate..both on xp n all dat..should be ok

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