i am trying to network my 2 pc's together just to share files for the time being. i'll worry about internet, printers, etc. later. now, is a NIC the same as an ethernet card? and if so i believe i need a CAT5 Crossover Cable to connect them. is a crossover cable the same cable i use to connect my digital modem to my pc?? i ask because i'm trying to do this w/what i have @ home since i'm broke for the time being.
if or once i do have the correct cable, do i just connect it in the back of both pc's and run the network wizard?? as you can see i need some help here. i would highly appreciate anyone's help that can put me on the right track.