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 Post subject: need help setting up network please!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 12:05 pm 
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Just got a new PC with Win XP and I want to connect to my old Win2000 machine. I would like to just connect through the ethernet ports if possible, I do not have a router. I just want to transfer my old files to my new machine, but I have tried setting up a network with no luck. Does anyone know how I might be able to do this? All the help I have found seems to be realted to setting up a permanant home network, which I do not need. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:24 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000
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Manually configure each machine as such...

win2000:

IP: 192.168.0.1
SM: 255.255.255.0

WinXP

IP: 192.168.0.2
SM: 255.255.255.0

Everything else you can leave unchanged.

Either plug both machines into a hub or switch or plug one directly into the other with a crossover cable.

Disable any firewalls you may have

After you have what shares you want to share out, Then Try hitting each machine name, like \\machine1 or by ip, like \\192.168.0.1


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 10:05 pm 
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VERY IMPORTANT

If you are connecting the two machines directly, without a hub/switch/router in between, you NEED a crossover cable. You can turn a regular cable into a crossover cable by buying a crossover adapter (ebay?) or you can do it yourself with a crimp tool and a new end. I think your best bet is to just buy a crossover cable, though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:20 am 
Northwood
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yup, the crossover cable would be a good choice.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:53 am 
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keymaker wrote:
yup, the crossover cable would be a good choice.


They are also know as patch cables or null modem cables. Here is one at Radio Shack.

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=278-2011.


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