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Problem networking w/ crossover cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MohawkBoy, Feb 18, 2003.

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  1. MohawkBoy

    MohawkBoy Thread Starter

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    I have two XP machines (desktop and laptop). I can't get them to see each other via a home network using a crossover cable. I've set them to separate IP addresses (192.168.0.1 & 192.168.0.2). When I ping each of them I typically get a 50% failure rate.
     
  2. Toddles18

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    Check the cable, make sure it is not running over any high voltage lines or near floresent lights.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I'll make a recommendation. Buy a $10-15 hub and forget the crossover cable. I've answered this question a number of times, and frequently crossover cables are problematic. One major issue is grounding between the two machines, but there are other issues as well. In all the cases, putting a cheap hub in the network solved the problem.
     
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