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how do I setup a network using crossover

By birch44 ·
I have tried setting up a network of two win 2000 Pro, using cross over cables both cards are compatabile, but windows won't recognise connection, these are brand new pci lan cards,as I am trying share broadband between the two pc's.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to how do I setup a network ...

So, you are plugging the crossover cable into both network cards on the 2 machines, right? You are NOT plugging these computers into a hub or switch with the crossover, right again? Because if you did that, then it will not work.
So, use the 1 crossover and plug one end into 1 computer, and the other end into the other computer.
Then set up the TCP/IP settings for both computers to be in the same Class C network with the same subnet. For example:
COMPUTER1 IP: 192.168.1.1
COMPUTER1 SUBNET: 255.255.255.0

COMPUTER2 IP: 192.168.1.2
COMPUTER2 SUBNET: 255.255.255.0

No default gateway for either machine.

That will do it.

hope this helps

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to how do I setup a network ...

You must manually setup the network information in the NIC IP properties, If you are going to run ICS to share the broadband then the host of the IC will need its IP set to 192.168.0.1 (if its not ICS will default it to this IP) Set the other workstation to 192.168.0.20 s/n 255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.0.1 You should now be able to ping one and another, next you have to enable file and print sharing to share the files and folders that you want. Also in the LOCAL security properties you have to enable access this computer from the network on both PC's. Verify your X-over cables are good org/wht,org,grn/wht,blu,blu/wht,grn,brn/wht,brn this is the std end the xover end should be:
grn/wht,grn,org/wht,blu,blu/wht,org,brn/wht,brn
this is 1-8 'B' config where 1 is on the left as you look at plug with clasp down (away from view)

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