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    use router to network

    I have two computers with windows xp pro. just bought a wireless dsl router and try to network these two computers.
    my question is: can I network them not throught the internet using the router only (means no cable connected between them). If not possible, what I need to buy? and how to connect?
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    Re: use router to network

    Even though I don't use a wireless, if I'm understanding the question, the answer is yes. When you use a router to create a network, the computers "see" one another through the router, not the internet. You don't even have to plug in the cable from the router to your DSL modem if you don't want to. If you haven't already set it up, just follow the manufacturer's instructions and let us know if you have any trouble. I would recommend setting up each PC and the router using DHCP, as it's more "automatic."

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    Re: use router to network

    The short answer as Al said is YES. Start here: Home and Small Office Networking with Windows XP. There are several links that will take you through setting up a network.

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    Re: use router to network

    Thank you for the info, I will give it a try.

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