cross over cable connection

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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.
Thanks,
Thaha.
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 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 "192.168.1.1" and another is "192.168.1.2" You network mask will be "255.255.255.0"
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.
Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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