I have never tried creating a temp network that could send files back and four from two machines before, so if i am logged in as admin on both computers, i am wondering exactly what programs or lead type i would need to be able to do so? one is vista, the other xp! thanks for any info if possible :)
I do have a standard network cable but when connected to both computers with files shared xp tells me the cable is unplugged when it is not.. probably something simple i still need to do, although the lan service is definately enabled on both computers. I have chosen files on the vista machine to share as a test, which created a new icon in the vistas network screen. Even with the firewalls switched off on both machines i get nothing
"So whats the use of a cable with its wires all muddled then? :)" Ethernet "transmits" down 1 pair of wires within the cable and "receives" down another pair, so the other machine must receive on the "transmitted" pair and transmit onto the "receiving" pair.A cross over cable achieves this by reversing the pairs for you. Analogy: If you drive down a section of dual carriegway from a to b, to return you "cross over", if you you about turn on the same side you wont get far !
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