Help with a simple network...
I've got almost enough "leftovers" to build a second computer system. Would like to use the new system hooked up to my home theater in the other room.
Would like the new system in the other room to have the ability to access media files from this computer. Also, the ability to access the internet which comes through a DSL modem plugged into the ethernet card on this computer.
I did some reading, but I'm still pretty confused. Can I simply add another ethernet card to this computer (have a spare) and run a crossover cable to the other computer? Will I have internet access on the other computer if I bridge the two network connections in Windows XP on this computer?
Is there a better way, something like a router?
Thanks MUCH for any help!!!