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I want to connect a desktop running Win XP home sp3, and a laptop running Win Vista home Premium sp1 using a crossover cable, im not quite sure how to go about it, but I'm sure its fairly simple. Could anyone give me some instructions please?
Do you want to connect them just to move files? or is the goal to get them online?
Just to move files - set each with a static IP address. Example: (1st PC) 192.168.1.10 with a subnetmask of 255.255.255.0 and a Default gateway of 192.168.1.1. (2nd PC) 192.168.1.11 with a subnetmask of 255.255.255.0 and a Default gateway of 192.168.1.1. For DNS just enter 192.168.1.1
To get them online - The easiest way is to turn on ICS on either PC and connect the 2nd PC to it.