Can I Create a Home Network Using a Cross-Over Cable?
As the title says. I recently spent a lot of money on a new PC, so i don't fancy buying a load of network devices, and i don't know much about them anyway. Basically, i heard that you could connect 2 computers together using a cross-over cable, so i was wondering if i could do the following with my old PC, connected to my new PC (with the internet):
access the internet
access files on my new PC
transfer files to and from the PCs
Any help greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone know the cheapest way to get a cross-over cable. My friend told me that he could make one out of an Ethernet cable.
Windows XP Pro 17" LCD Monitor (1280 x 1024)
nForce3 250 Chipset Athlon 64 2800+ w/ C'n'Q
1 x 512MB DDR400 CL3 SDRAM 40GB IDE 7,200rpm HDD (8MB Cache)
nVidia GeForce MX420 64MB PCI On-Board Audio