I have a bunch of computers in my basement nerd room.
I'd like to install an app I found that allows you to share keyboard/mouse between computers but they must be networked.
This would allow me to get alot more work done without switching my seat and all that, essentially, I could have three or
four screens in front of me, each connected to different computers... That would be controlled by one keyboard and mouse.
I have never networked computers before, other than getting them connected to my broadband router to share internet.
Can someone please let me know... ?
1) Do I need two network cards in each machine, one for high speed internet router and one for network hub?
2) How do I network windows xp and my windows vista computer, along with my vector linux box?
3) Is there any websites for general help with networking that I can read and perhaps gain some knowledge?
My first attempt was a dismal failure, I gave up after pulling my hair out for a few hours with zero as far as results go.
Each of my computers has just one network card installed in them, so I was thinking perhaps I need two network cards in each
machine, one for connection to the broadband router, and one for the networking?
I'm sorry but I know very little about networking, I used to have just one or two pcs and to share files I would just burn cds or use a usb pen drive. I need to get the networking going so I can use the computers I have together more effectively...
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated...