View Full Version : How can you connect two computers running Synergy?

June 24th, 2007, 02:29 AM
Well my plan is to run two computers using Synergy. I don't know much when it comes to networking, or getting multiple computers to communicate. So could I plug a Cat5 into the back of each instead of using a router? Since it is just two computers?

One client computer will be Windows XP and the server will be a dual boot of Kubuntu and Windows XP. Or might it be better to make the computer with one OS the server?

June 24th, 2007, 07:18 PM
I dunno what Synergy is but you will need a cross-over ethernet cable. Unless you have two giagbit nics that can do internal x-over.

June 25th, 2007, 03:55 AM
Kool thanx, that did the trick. I got two Windows XP computers set up that way.

Now i wanna try a Kubuntu one and XP one. What i need to know is:
How would i view what the network name is?
and can i share an internet connection with another computer?

Oh and Synergy is a program that allows you to use one mouse and keyboard for two computers, without a KVM swithc. They only need to be networked, I should have explained that earlier. They have it for Linux, Macs and Windows, and it should work and let you share the keyboard and mouse across platforms or so i understand.