January 20th, 2008, 02:29 AM #1
Connecting two computers directly with crossover cat6 cable?
Okay, I understand I needed a "crossover" cable to connect two computers directly without any hub. I have the cable connected to the Ethernet ports for both computers, but now what? They're both Windows XP and in the same work group. I read some forums on the internet that you have to assign IP addresses manually? I thought this was going to be much simpler. Both computers already have an internet connection wirelessly from a third computer. I just want to transfer files from one computer to the other fast.
January 20th, 2008, 10:10 AM #2
Look in the Windows HELP file for ICS - Internet Connection Sharing.Imagine a world where dogs took bad owners to the pound...
January 20th, 2008, 10:43 AM #3
I think Windows Help files are usually really generic. I figured it out though!
I did have to assign a random IP address and disable firewall to work. Now I'm wondering how I can just share a folder to a specific user only. Right now it's set to everyone. Networking sure is confusing.
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