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Computer To Computer Switch Cable Ethernet Port


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#1 enjoiLIFE1656

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:05 AM

I have a cable for computer to computer acess that i made in a highschool class, when i connect both ends to computer i can not get a connection to send files through. Any help on how to set up that network would be great. Both computers run on XP.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 06:19 AM

Check and make sure you have both computers configured with the proper network settings. Are you using the MS Network Connection Wizard? Are you sure your cable was wired for crossover and not straight through?
I too make my own cables. It is not uncommon for the wires to not seat all the way into the plug. Have you tried to remake the ends?
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:02 AM

Yeah I have found this a common problem too. Most problems are not having the TX and RX swapped. This will not make direct connections possible without a Hub /Switch.
But first thing to check would be the IP addresses. These will have to be different but make sure it is only the last digit that is different if using a direct connection.
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