Network via crossed RJ45 cable


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I have connected my laptop and desktop via the above cable and can ping both
computers. However, when I set up a network using the Network Setup
Wizard, the options given for connection do not include an ethernet port nor
a parallel LPT connection as in the Help and Support Guide.

Both computers are running Windows XP Home. The internet connection is
broadband via a BT voyager 105 modem.

No matter what I do, I cannot files marked for sharing from one computer to
another indicating that the network does not operate. If I remove the
cable from the computer I get a "network cable" unplugged message on
whichever computer I withdrew the plug.

Any help appreciated.
 
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jimbo

TerryA said:
I have connected my laptop and desktop via the above cable and can ping both
computers. However, when I set up a network using the Network Setup
Wizard, the options given for connection do not include an ethernet port nor
a parallel LPT connection as in the Help and Support Guide.

Both computers are running Windows XP Home. The internet connection is
broadband via a BT voyager 105 modem.

No matter what I do, I cannot files marked for sharing from one computer to
another indicating that the network does not operate. If I remove the
cable from the computer I get a "network cable" unplugged message on
whichever computer I withdrew the plug.

Any help appreciated.
Well, what is the modem connected to? If it is connected to one of the
computers, you need to use ICS to share the connection. If you have
connected the two computers together via the cross over cable, you
have an ad hoc network.

Good luck, jimbo
 

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