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 Post subject: how do i play with LAN?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:09 pm 
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i have many games like CS, diablo,warcraft and i want to play 1 vs 1 with my bro how do i do that w/o going online? what hardware do i need?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 5:56 pm 
Celeron
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Dude... you already have another thread that answers this.

Onlookers see this:

http://www.maximumpc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9433


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:11 pm 
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well I'll answer this one too:

You need an ethernet jack in the computers. The computer may already have one (looks like a phone jack but wider). If you don't have one, you can buy a PCI Ethernet card (internal) or a USB one, or for laptops, PCMCIA. Then you need:

A router or a switch with two standard ethernet cables running from the device to the two computers.

OR

A crossover cable running directly from one computer to the other.

OR

Wireless adapters for each of the computers + A Wireless router, which should be put (for best reception) at the midpoint between the two computers?




Lastly to play online, in the game, just select "Host multiplayer Game" on one of the machines and then from the other machine go to "join game" and it should come up....if not click on something that says "Local games, or LAN, etc.." It's slightly different for all games.


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