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Bridging my xp tower to win 7 laptop


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#1 taro248

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:41 PM

So i've been trying to bridge connection for a while, i found my old tower pc and it cannot reach a router , so ive tried to plug in the ethernet cable from my laptop to the tower to see if i could use the internet from my laptop to the pc ive seenonline that yes. but everytime i go to network i cannot see the tower to the laptop everybody see both of them and bridge but mine only the laptop show up. And i just dont know how to do it now. I'm not sure if i explained well, if not tell me, ill post screenshots and such.[/size]

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:54 PM

If you are trying to use an Ethernet cable to connect the two machines you'll need to use a 'crossover' cable. Not a straight through like you would use to connect to a modem or router.

Explained well here: What are Straight and Crossover cables?

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

Perfect thanks :)



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:39 PM

You're quite welcome.

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