PC 2 PC Connection

  Adam87 18:43 21 Feb 2005

I have a desktop and a notebook that I would like to connect together to save using floppy disks to transfer files.

I have a CAT 5E Patch Cable that worked with my laptop and a friend's but it doesnt work on my laptop-desktop.

Both machines have NICs
have the same workgroup
have different names

How do I sort it?

(Laptop Desktop)
(Win XP Home Win 98SE)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:25 21 Feb 2005

To connect 2 PCs directly using NIC you need a crossover cable.

Patch cables will connect via a Hub

  Adam87 19:28 21 Feb 2005

Thanks for your help

  howard60 20:17 21 Feb 2005

maplins sell a crossover adaptor for a few pounds which looks a bit like a phone doubler. You can use your patch cable from the nic on 1 pc and plug into the adaptor at the other pc and plug the adaptor into the nic on the other one.

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