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Linking To Laptops By LAN Cable.

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#1 Zoladex


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 02:27 PM

I read this topic first http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/54560/how-to-link-two-laptops-without-a-router/
But it was for Windows 98, or something. So i couldnt really follow it. (mines XP)

What i want 2 do is link 2 laptops together using a LAN cable so we can play games together.

In the past that was a doddle. I used to Plug them together and set both the LAN ip's to changing the PC number for the other one (2). But for some reason it has stopped working (cant find each other in Game lobbies).

Can any one solve my problem???

Also my friend has a PC, but in network connections he Local Area Connection one is missing. How do u create another?? i used the wizard, but it goes on about things i have no idea about and seem totally unrelated to what im trying to create.

{Mod Edit:moved from XP to Netwrking for better service~~boopme}

Edited by Zoladex, 17 January 2009 - 10:51 PM.

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#2 hub714


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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:36 PM

did you connect these two computers together in the past? Are you using the same cable?

Technically, the only way to connect two computers is to have a crossover cable between them. However, I've also read somewhere that newer NICs are able to use a normal straight thru cable to ad-hoc connect two computers as well, but I've never bothered to try that out.

If you have a crossover cable, just connect the two and set the ip's like you used to and it should work. Otherwise, I'd say to go get one.

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