Connecting 2 PCs with Cross Cable

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Dual Core Novice

Problem : Unable to connect two PCs :p3 to Pentium D, with cross cable
(LAN Cad Sockets). Both WinXP SP2

Last time I used USB Genelink 108A cable - it works well to transfer
files between my PC and notebook until SP2 installed.
PC and Notebook can no longer transfer files due to "Bulk Read Error
11", reinstalling drivers does not solve it.
I can't get any update for USB Genelink - any clue?

Thankyou for Microsoft who had killed the business of 3rd class
computer accessories supplier and their customer. I have to spend more
money.

Then I bought cross cable to connect both PCs through LAN Card sockets.
I don't use internet connection - just want to purely connect the two
PCs for data/file transfer.

I have followed the settings, steps and anything available in the
websites and books.

It does not yield anything - both PCs can't ping each other.
Rechecking and resetting everything does not help at all.
Untill today it's still not resolved.

Do you think its time to buy anothe USB Link cable?

Thanks for any positive advice.
 
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Webbie

There are tutorials on the Microsoft web site for connecting two
Windows XP computers together. They are just hard to find. If you wait
for more responses, one of the Microsoft MVPs may be able to point you
to the right links. They are always free on the Microsoft web site.

You can do a yahoo or google search for "connecting two windows xp
computers together".

The easiest solution I found (with pictures), but it costs 10 bucks, is
at
http://www.leeindy.com/how_to_connect_two_computers_together.htm
 
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Chuck

There are tutorials on the Microsoft web site for connecting two
Windows XP computers together. They are just hard to find. If you wait
for more responses, one of the Microsoft MVPs may be able to point you
to the right links. They are always free on the Microsoft web site.

You can do a yahoo or google search for "connecting two windows xp
computers together".

The easiest solution I found (with pictures), but it costs 10 bucks, is
at
http://www.leeindy.com/how_to_connect_two_computers_together.htm
My instructions are for Ethernet connectivity, and have no pictures. And they
assume Ethernet connections, I don't recommend using USB for networking.

For computers that were connected with a USB cross-over, you should first get
rid of the USB network drivers. Then follow instructions:
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/07/connecting-two-computers-with.html>
 
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Dual Core Novice

Hi Webbie,

Thanks for the website - well no free lunch anyway
I better buy USB cable link just to transfer files, I don't need the
networking if that's just too difficult for newbie with too many
secretive and unfamiliar settings to be done.

Thumbs up for Microsoft it provides opportunities for some to make
money out of its complicated system.
XP still have more rooms to improve if they want too

Regards,
Dual Core
 
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Dual Core Novice

Many thanks for the website address given - the content is deep and
really need time to study and implement, wrong step means fail.

Whether msoft has more down to earth settings? its just to transfer
files between two computers without affecting any internet security
matter. Just to connect and transfer files, it's just like having
internal hard-drive. hope this is more achievable not only by rocket
scientist.

Dual Core
 
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Chuck

Many thanks for the website address given - the content is deep and
really need time to study and implement, wrong step means fail.
No, wrong step means find out what the wrong step was, and try again. Everybody
here has made mistakes. The more knowledgeable ones simply found out what they
did wrong, and tried something else.

Thanks for the feedback though. Enjoy the reading.
Whether msoft has more down to earth settings? its just to transfer
files between two computers without affecting any internet security
matter. Just to connect and transfer files, it's just like having
internal hard-drive. hope this is more achievable not only by rocket
scientist.
You can't go much simpler than Simple File Sharing between two computers
connected with a cross-over Ethernet cable. The problem is, that setup has to
use provided network components and features. Microsoft writes their KB
articles, which explain how the various features work, then lets you search for
the articles. Or lets you use forums like this, where you can get detailed
help.
 

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