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I would like to connect two PCs, both with Mandriva, which are connected through LAN card with cable. Since I'm unexperienced with networking I would like to have a step ...
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    Question How to connect two computers?


    I would like to connect two PCs, both with Mandriva, which are connected through LAN card with cable. Since I'm unexperienced with networking I would like to have a step by step instruction. I know it has to be easy, but the web is full of unusable scrapes. Thanks in my name, and all other user's will face the same trouble.
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    You need to use a crossover cable, it can't be a regular ethernet cable. Configure each PC to use a static IP address and the OS will take care of the rest, you should be able to ping them.

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    I need further explanation:
    I'm using KDE desktop.
    1. How to give the addresses (small example, please) ?
    2. How to use the established connections? Can I browse the other PC with Konqueror? Send some files?
    There's so many small details, probably very simple ones, but I never did the same, and cannot find a clear tutorial of HowTo. Thanks in advance!
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