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#1 shar1969


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Posted 21 January 2011 - 08:27 PM


i have an older pc (that is not connected to the internet) that i want to use as my backup drive. i have an ethernet cable connecting both systems, but can't seem to get my network working properly. Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:12 AM

Depending on the age of the PCs, in particular the NIC`s = Network Interface Card(s). They may not be auto-negotiating. Meaning that a standard network cable will not work.

You would need what is called a "crossover" cable.

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