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Hi Guys!

I'm new at socket programming and I want to ask this question:
How will I connect 2 PCs inorder to have 2 clients? we've tried using the Port 8888 and the IP address

It will be a great help if anyone could also give me some hints into how to output values to the server. We have our program in Snakes and Ladders and our only problem is to connect it via socket programming in VB .NET... :doh: :confused:


We've tried to search for days to how to connect it. :sigh:
Thank you!!!

I'm looking forward for your replies. :)
OriginalGriff 8-Mar-11 5:53am    
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There is a tutorial with examples here[^] is not helpful: it is automatically connected back to the original machine...[^]
If you look at your Network connections in Control Panel, you can find the current IP address for your machine. Be aware it may change next time you turn your PC on!

"hi! but what if there's no internet connection? can there be any other ways to connect the 2 PCs?"

You don't need an internet connection, just a network: two pcs, two cat5 cables, and a router or switch.

Alternatively, you could directly connect them via a serial cable, but then you would need the SerialPort class rather than Sockets.
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 8-Mar-11 5:46am    
OP commented:

hi! but what if there's no internet connection? can there be any other ways to connect the 2 PCs?
ladyemz21 8-Mar-11 6:14am    
Thanks for the idea!
But I do still have lots of questions...

I looped the grids in the snakes and ladders inorder to lessen my code. How should I insert the socket programming code? I'm afraid it would be ruined. Can you give some advices or links or code snippets? Thank you!!
OriginalGriff 8-Mar-11 15:00pm    
How could I possibly answer that? :laugh:
I can't read your hard disk at this distance!
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 8-Mar-11 14:52pm    
Well, good tutorial reference and notes my 5.
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 8-Mar-11 14:53pm    
I'm just curious, did you voted 3 just because you still have questions?
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