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davis Click to email davisClick to check IP address of the posterFeb-06-01, 06:39 AM (GMT)
"help on networking 2 computers"
I have been trying to network 2 computers through a crossover cable. I have successfully installed the network adapter cards ( 10/100 mbps )on both computers and loaded the appropriate software. I connected a 35m crossover cable that was prepared by a local computer store. I then proceeded to install netbeaui and TCP/IP on the two computers. I also prepared the sharing of drives but I still cannot view the other computer from the network neighborhood icon.

When connecting 2 computers using crossover cables, is it necessary to have both running the same Windows software? If one ran on WIN98 and the other on WIN98SE, will it still work?

Could there be anything else possiby wrong? Should I have the cable checked again?

Thanks.

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RE: help on networking 2 computers, lbyard, Feb-06-01, (1)

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lbyard Click to email lbyardClick to view user profileClick to check IP address of the posterFeb-06-01, 07:13 AM (GMT)
1. "RE: help on networking 2 computers"
Wrong forum... I'll move this thread after you have had a chance to look at the response. All versions of Windows with a network capability, including Windows for Workgroups 3.11, will network with all other versions of Windows. First, verify things at the hardware level. Are you saying the local computer store has already tested the cable? Do the ends (RJ45 plugs) look right? See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/hardware.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable6.htm. What do the LEDs on the network adapters tell you? If they aren't on, one solid and the other blinking, take the cable back. When you take it back, please tell them that yours truly always tests a new crossover cable by connecting it between two of his computers on his network and copying the Windows cab files (about 100 MBytes) between them. That makes for happy customers and precludes embarrassment. If I can do it, they can do it—or, they are in the wrong business… Larry
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