Roadtrip: 4 Laptops

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MasonS247, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. MasonS247 macrumors newbie

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    I am going to bring 4 laptops along with me on a road trip. Two are PC laptops and two are Mac laptops. I want to play Starcraft with some friends, but I do not know how I am going to connect all of them together to play Starcraft.

    We will not have the internet, and we will not be able to bring a router/hub. I was thinking of connecting them through USB or serial, but I could only connect 2 computers together.


    How can I link all of these computers together?
     
  2. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    A router would be the simplest way... if you can bring one, I'd go that route. If power is the issue in the car, you can get AC/DC converters to fix that.

    Otherwise, you could try creating a LAN using a combination of USB and crossover ethernet cables... but there's no guarantees that would work.
     
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  4. MasonS247 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If everyone had Wifi could we all connect somehow without an access point?
     
  5. richard4339 macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to create an Ad-Hoc wireless network, actually, using one of the computers. I always forget the obvious things ;-)
     
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    4 Laptops on a roadtrip, woah.

    Manually input an IP for each computer. Turn on your WiFi on each computer and then setup one computer as a server for Starcraft and everyone can connect to that server.

    This is the way I would approach it, but I am not sure if it will work or not. Don't see any reason why not.
     

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