View Full Version : LAN network.....which cables?

21-03-2009, 10:22 AM
I currently have a router shared over wired ethernet cat 5 cables.

And am looking to now file share between the 2 of them, do i need to buy a crossover cable to be able to do that?

Does it replace my current cable?


21-03-2009, 10:26 AM
If your PCs are connected to a router or switch, then you don't need to do anything.

The only situation where you need a crossover cable is to link two PCs directly, without using a router or switch in between them.

21-03-2009, 12:07 PM
great, no need to buy cables.....

Is there a how to guide on the net that tells me what i need to do to configure a file sharing LAN network?

21-03-2009, 12:09 PM
What OS are you running? Windows XP? Vista? Mac?

Speedy Gonzales
21-03-2009, 12:18 PM
Have you checked google/yahoo? in this forum?

21-03-2009, 04:20 PM
All you have to do is create a workgroup, join all users to the workgroup, and enable file sharing on folders you want

Full tutorial here:



21-03-2009, 08:12 PM
ok thanks, will give it a go 2nite..