Oops. After trying to source an Ethernet crossover cable locally and not being successful I looked on UTUBE and followed the instructions to make one out of a normal cable. It was reasonably easy. Orange/Green solid plus stripe cables 'crossed' over. I thought it would have been a simple procedure. Plug in and swap files just like an external drive or stick. It wasn't, caused all sorts of problems like creating another network which stopped my internet. Had to 'System Restore' to get it back. The two PC's use the O.S. Win 7 and Win XP. Where did I go wrong? Any help appreciated.
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