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About the EasyLI Done!™ Series Tutorials

All EasyLI Done!™ Series Tutorials are designed to accomplish specific tasks on a step-by-step basis!
From connecting two computers together to share files using a crossover cable to setting up a secured wireless network connection, these online tutorials are extremely easy to follow. View free networking information here. Although all tutorials were put together with the novice user (beginner) in mind, advanced users will find a few tricks to put to use also, such as 'How to Force Windows to Shutdown' when it just won't shutdown normally.
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Did you know? Almost all wireless routers are setup for unsecure wireless network connections at the time of purchase.

Did you know? You should never connect your cable or dsl modem directly to your computer, without having a firewall setup. If your Internet connection is setup using this method, you are inviting Ad-Ware, Spy-Ware and worst of all - viruses into your computer! It would not be long before you start experiencing disturbing pop-ups and computer malfunctions. Worst case scenario: Identity theft.

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How to Connect Two or More Windows® XP Computers Together Using a Router to Connect to the Internet and Share Files Between the Connected Computers

To use a Crossover Cable (no Router involved), click here.
This tutorial is now completely FREE! Thanks to your support!
View a sample from the complete tutorial here.
Connect your computers together to backup or share your files between them, using a crossover cable.
If you have a router, connect all your computers to the router and share internet connections, as well as file sharing!
It's easy, it's fast, and best of all, it's now free!
Basic Requirements:
Two or more computers with network cards (Ethernet or wireless) installed in all of them
A cable modem or DSL modem (usually provided by your Internet Service Provider)
An active working high-speed Cable or DSL Internet connection (dial-up is not high-speed and is not covered in this setup)

A router with at least three ports for network devices. Two of the ports are used to connect the two computers to the router. One port (normally labeled WAN or Internet) is used to connect the router to the Cable or DSL modem. The router does not have to have wireless capabilities, unless one or more of your computers are using a wireless network card or a wireless adapter. (Depicted is the router I used for this tutorial: A 4-port Linksys Wireless - G Broadband router - Model WRT54G.) An excellent router, indeed. I highly recommend this router to anyone looking for a perfect home networking solution. It is very easy to use and easy to setup security on it, which I strongly recommend. Up to four computers can be connected to it using ethernet network cables. Up to 70 computers can connect to it wirelessly! If you ever need help with it, I would advise you to use the online Live Chat - I was able to get someone faster than I could type my question (which by the way was 'How many computers can connect to the WRT54G wirelessly' - within about 15 seconds, I was told 70).connect to router

Two (2) or more ethernet network cables (usually not yellow cables).
crossover cable
Note: Crossover cables (usually yellow) will not work with this scenario, normal Ethernet cables must be used.

Click here to view the complete tutorial.
Connect your computers together to backup or share your files between them, using a crossover cable.
If you have a router, connect all your computers to the router and share internet connections, as well as file sharing!
It's easy, it's fast, and best of all, it's now free!
The Objective
The objective is to show you how to get computer tasks done quickly and easily. Step-by-step!

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