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  1. #1
    jupi8
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    Default Connecting 2 computers?

    Hi there,
    I am trying to work out how to connect two computers, one is running winxp home, the other is running win2000 pro and I want to connect with a crossover cable. Is this possible, if so could somebody please help me, I want to be able to transfer files between the two.
    Thanx guys

  2. #2
    Susan B
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    Default Re: Connecting 2 computers?

    You are wanting to network your computers - the forum has a FAQ on networking which can be found at the FAQ link at the top right of this page.

    Another couple of excellent sites for information are here and here.

  3. #3
    robsonde
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    Default Re: Connecting 2 computers?

    yes you get a cross over cable.

    have read of the networking faq


  4. #4
    Zante
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    Default Re: Connecting 2 computers?

    remember u need to buy a crossover cable :-) just a little hint

  5. #5
    Growly
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    *ignores other sites - wants to utilise training*

    If it's only two computers, you will need

    2x 10/100 network cards
    1x UTP Cat5 Crossover cable (with RJ45 end connectors. These look like the plug that goes into your modem but are wider and have 8 little connection pins)

    When you get them, install the network cards, and plug the cable into each computer.

    One both computers:

    Goto Control Panel - Network Connections
    Right click on "Local Area Connection" (default name), and select properties.

    When the window pops up, you should see something that says "This connection uses the following items", followed by a list of items. Select Internet Protocol TCP/IP

    (it should automatically appear on the list. if it doesnt, click Install --> Protocol --> Microsoft (in the left hand column, then..) TCP/IP --> Install)
    ---> Properties. Click Use the following IP address .

    For computer number one

    where it says "IP address", type in 192.168.0.1
    where it says "Subnet Mask", type in 255.255.255.0

    For computer number two

    where it says "IP address", type in 192.168.0.2
    where it says "Subnet Mask", type in 255.255.255.0

    For both

    Press OK and close all the boxes.

    To check this works, on Computer Number 1, Go to Start --> Run --> type in cmd. When the program comes up, at the command line, type in ping 192.168.0.2

    If you receive replies, then everything is OK.

    Go to Computer Number 2, Go to Start --> Run --> type in cmd. When the program comes up, at the command line, type in ping 192.168.0.1

    If you receive replies, then once again, everything is OK. Your computer are now networked....

    PS. If I didn't explain very clearly, then sorry, I'm was in a rush...

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    somebody
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    Default Re: Connecting 2 computers?

    Computer name and workgroup need to be set too.

  7. #7
    jupi8
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    Default Re: Connecting 2 computers?

    > Go to Computer Number 2, Go to Start -->
    > Run -->
    type in cmd. When the program
    > comes up, at the command line, type in ping
    > 192.168.0.1


    The ping command works using the win 2000 box but not using xp, is there a small variations on this that it requires?

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    Growly
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    Default Re: Connecting 2 computers?

    WinXP and 2000 should be the same. Check if there are any firewalls on the 2000 computer (I've heard of this happening before and would love an explanation). It may be some sort of uber protection within 2000 that's stopping the XP from pinging it.

    Just to be sure the card's are working properly:

    On both computers:

    Start --> Run -->type in cmd --> in cmd type ping 127.0.0.1 and hit enter. If they work, the cards are sweet.

    To check name resolution; in cmd type ping localhost

    The second one is not necessary to check if everything's working, it can be added later.

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