simple networking

  [DELETED] 14:03 28 Dec 2003
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tried to do a quick home network with 1 x PC ( win98 ) 1 x Laptop (XP Pro) have got both machines connected via 1 x cat5 cable & workgroups setup under the same name for both machines but i cant get them to talk to each other.

any ideas??

  Legolas 15:27 28 Dec 2003

If you have networked your systems just using a cable to connect them direct without the use of a hub or router then your cable must be crossover cable rather than straight through.

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