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#1 trouble at mill

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:44 AM

Hi all,
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?

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Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:06 AM

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) with a subnetmask of and a Default gateway of (2nd PC) with a subnetmask of and a Default gateway of For DNS just enter

To get them online - The easiest way is to turn on ICS on either PC and connect the 2nd PC to it.

Setting a static IP on Vista

Setting up ICS on Vista

Setting a static IP in XP

Setting up ICS on XP

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