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ADSL 4-port router quastion

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ADSL 4-port router quastion

If I had 4-port router and had 2pc's connected to it though LAN cable, would windows file sharing still work as when they are connected directly?

Sorry this must be worst n00b question ever Cry
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ADSL 4-port router quastion

Yes just think of it as your router now becoming
the 'server' instead of the main pc.
The default gateway will now be the router.
Your router will be always on instead and both your pc's will
be able to communicate with the router and each other.
Just set both pc's to 'never dial a connection'.
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ADSL 4-port router quastion

nice1!!! Wink
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One thing for security disable filesharing for TCP/IP in the advance options in Network and Dial-up Connections then its ONLY for you lan.

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ADSL 4-port router quastion

where is that in XP PRO? :?
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ADSL 4-port router quastion

ControlPanel / Networking|Dialup Icon, in there the menu bar and Tools/Advanced or just Advanced cant remember which its been 5 months since I last used XP
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ADSL 4-port router quastion

does program like kazaa need port fowarding to be set up on router in order to work?
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Yes you'll need to port forward to the pc your using.
I think it's Both UDP & TCP ports 1214 but you should be
able to check in the each program's FAQ's for set up guides
as I think you may be able to vary the ports that the program uses.
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Thats the problem cos on my router i can only have 20 SINGLE fowardings Cry

How about online gaming?
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Kazza doesnt need ports forwarded but can work better with it. You only need ports forwarded if the connection is started from outside.

So if you connect out on port 349 and are sent a file back on the same port the router knows were to send the packet and it works. If you send out on port 349 and someone trys to send a file on port 359 then the router wont know were to send it.

Most P2P open a number of port so they dont need ports forwarded as they are opened from inside. Some games may need ports to be opened but most of the time you can get away without any forwarding
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adp450 it is not the same in XP.... I have only one tick

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That is because you don't have the NetBEUI protocol installed.

You would have if you did do (confused Tongue)