View Full Version : Crossover cable

18-10-2003, 04:39 PM

I've got my first laptop and want to copy some of my files from my home computer to the laptop. Home computer = P3; OS = ME. Laptop runs XP Prof.
I've bought a crossover cable.

My problem: Does it make a difference which end of the crossover cable is plugged into the computer or laptop?

Any suggestions to help this novice?


18-10-2003, 04:47 PM
Does not matter.

18-10-2003, 04:55 PM
doesnt matter

18-10-2003, 05:56 PM
The end with the plastic plug and the clip on it is the end that plugs into your computer the other plug goes into the Laptop :D :D :D (sorry couldn't resist)

18-10-2003, 07:37 PM
you only have a problem if you have a computer that runs win 95. as u have ME 2 XP you won't have a prob. 1 piece of advice though, use xp's network setup wizard. te wizard also lets u them use each others CD/DVD drives.

18-10-2003, 08:10 PM
Thanks Login. I know it sounds stupid, but both the plastic clips looks the same except that the colours of the wires are not distrubuted the same way.

18-10-2003, 08:12 PM
Thanks Megaman. I will follow your advise.