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 Question by Thaha Mohamed posted 05 Jan 2002
 cross over cable connection
I have Windows XP home edition installed in my Desktop PC and Windows 98 in my laptop. Since both the PC's have network cards, I would like to connect them together through cross over cable. Could you please tell me the procedures for this.
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 06 Jan 2002
Dear Thaha,
To accomplish this you would need a network protocol installed at both PCs, have them on the same workgroup and select file sharing on at least one of the PCs.
Also, it you use TCP/IP protocol, make sure your IP addresses are from the same sub-network, say one is "" and another is "" You network mask will be ""
As long as there are no problems with the physical connection through the cross-over cable (the usually green link light goes on), you'll be able to see the other computer.
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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