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Networking 2 x XP Computers

By ivkings ·
I have 2 Computers running Windows XP with 2 x Realtech 10/100 ethernet adapters connected by one rj-45 cable. One computer is a Pentium 4 with 512Mb RAM and 80Gb HD and the other is a Pentium 3 with 128Mb RAM and 12Gb HD. Is it possible to networkthese two computers without buying a hub? I have been using the wizard and cannot get them connected. They can detect when the other is connected or disconnected but I cannot share any files. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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by hberkhoff In reply to Networking 2 x XP Compute ...

You will have to make a utp cross-cable, or buy one. The site mentioned below descripes how you can make one yourself.

http://www.imel1.kuis.kyoto-u.ac.jp/members/kameda/lecture/utp/index-e.html#ten_c

(delete any spaces in the url)

After you connect the cross-cable and make sure the ip addresses you use are correct, you should be able to share data without having to buy a hub/switch.

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by Ann777 In reply to Networking 2 x XP Compute ...

Sounds as if the two computers see each other but you cannot "share"? Are you getting "access denied" errors?

In Windows Explorer, right click on a file or folder and setup "Sharing" and setup permissions to the folder. On the other computer... do the same.

In Control Panel --> Users and Passwords ... the second user with rights to each computer should be added here.

Also (and this is important) in Windows Explorer, go to Tools -> Folder Options --> View --> and uncheck "Use simplified file sharing (Recommended)". This enables standard file sharing (like Win2000 or any other OS). This may not be an option if you are using WinXP Home Edition.

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by jose_12650 In reply to Networking 2 x XP Compute ...

What Anna777 is saying is that your XP user in one machine must be created as a local user in the other machine and vice versa, so you can effectively share your files and folders from one to the other.

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by c.mcfadden In reply to Networking 2 x XP Compute ...

this may seem really simple but do both the systems belong to the same workgroup?

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