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How to connect TWO computers using ONE cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by faraz27989, Jul 7, 2005.

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  1. faraz27989

    faraz27989 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I have two computers - one desktop and one laptop, and one LAN cable. I have several large files on the desktop which I need to transfer to my laptop. How do I connect the two computers using a LAN cable so I can just copy and paste the files from one computer to another. I've seen it done so many times! hmmm.
    Please help,

    Faraz
     
  2. eduardo

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    Hi, You need a cross over cable to be able to connect both computers directly
     
  3. TerryNet

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    If you mean by connecting ethernet ports in each of the two computers, you connect a CROSS-OVER ethernet (CAT5) cable between them. And then "set up a home or small office network" with file and printer sharing.
     
  4. faraz27989

    faraz27989 Thread Starter

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    hmmm, okay i'll try that.
    i'll post if it works or not.
    thanks.
     
  5. Ram_maR

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    I am too having the same problem. Faraz any success, I am facing the same problem like you. Let me know if your problem was fixed.
     
  6. ineedhelp890

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    I would probably plug that one ethernet cord to a switch and you'll get four more ports. If you go with the cross-over solution you won't have access to your internet connection.
     
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