how to use cross over cable to connect two system

By bankyret ·
pls am trying to connect my 2PC together with cross over cable.pls what are the step to take pls help its very urgent.

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How to use cross over cable to connect two systems

Plug each end of the crossover cable into a network port on the back of each computer.
On one of the computers that is running this version of Windows, do the following:
Open Network and Sharing Center by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, and then clicking Network and Sharing Center.
In the network map at the top of Network and Sharing Center, double-click the Unidentified network‍ icon. (If you have more than one network, this icon will be labeled Multiple networks.)
If network discovery and file sharing are turned off, in Network, click the Information bar containing the following message: "Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network computers and devices are not visible. Click to change...," and then click Turn on network discovery and file sharing. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
In the Network discovery and file sharing dialog box, select one of the following options:
No, make the network that I am connected to a private network
Yes, turn on network discovery and file sharing for all public networks
The first option is usually the best choice because it only affects the network that you are connected to.
Networks created with crossover cables are automatically set up as "Public place" networks, which means that network discovery, file sharing, and printer sharing are off by default.
For Gigabit Ethernet or token ring networks, you will need a slightly different kind of crossover cable. For more information, contact a cable manufacturer.
Icons for both computers should now be visible in the Network window. Double-click each computer icon to share printers and other resources.
NoteIf one of the computers is running Windows XP, it can take some time for that computer to appear in the Network window. You might need to move both computers to the same workgroup. You can do that by changing the workgroup on either computer. To change a workgroup, see Join or create a workgroup. You might also need to turn on file and printer sharing on the computer running Windows XP.

Please post back if you have more problems or questions.

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If both computers are running Windows XP ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to use cross over cab ...

Start > Control Panel > Network Setup Wizard.

Go through the wizard points one at a time with both computers running the wizard simultaneously - this way you can make sure the settings are identical.

When you reach the box for naming your network DO NOT accept the default of 'MSHOME' as this name can cause all manner of strange problems (it confused the **** out of me many years ago!). Pick another single word name for your network and give it to both machines' wizards.

When you have finished the wizard may take a few minutes depending the speed of your two machines.

You should restart both machines.

You should now be able to 'see' each other machine from inside Windows Explorer (Network Connections).


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