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Old 12-11-2006, 03:14 AM   #1
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Hey all!

I am not very good with networking and don't know a great deal about it. I want to setup my computer and my laptop (will be getting it for Chistmas) so that I can play LAN games.



That is how everything will be connected once set up, and I was wondering. Do I need to take any extra steps to make it work as a LAN?

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Well, first off, you need to make sure your router is a modem as well as a router, to get the internet going....secondly, i suggest setting up a static IP address for both the computers..assuming your on XP:
http://www.portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm

Now you should be all set to go

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Well, first off, you need to make sure your router is a modem as well as a router, to get the internet going....secondly, i suggest setting up a static IP address for both the computers..assuming your on XP:
http://www.portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm

Now you should be all set to go

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Yes, it is an ADSL modem/router, forgot to mention it. I have currently got my computer already connected to it.

And I have already set up a static IP before because I wanted to add port forarding to my router.

So I am good to go then?

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yep, it should work just fine.
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thats how mine is setup when i LAN with my friends.
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Ok, thanks everyone. Hopefully I will be having some small LAN games come Christmas time..
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:03 PM   #7
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Out of curiosity, would everything still work it was a wireless router and the laptop was connected wirelessly?

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Out of curiosity, would everything still work it was a wireless router and the laptop was connected wirelessly?

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I guess so. Never tried it, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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