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  1. pehbond

    pehbond Thread Starter

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    Dear fellow IT experts.

    I hope someone can help.. i am trying to connect a Vista laptop to a Xp PC. When i connect the two via a cat 5 cable the XP machine will not connect properly as it does not addign a address to the vista machine. how can i get past this problem with out having to put in a IP address in teh xp machine as when i tried that the vista machine wont connect and share and resourses.


    cheers guys
     
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    For a simple connection like this, why don't you want to assign a static IP? But if you want the XP box to serve up IPs, you need to make it a DHCP server which I feel is more work than just assigning static IPs on the same subnet.
     
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  4. pehbond

    pehbond Thread Starter

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    cheers guys that got it working with the ics. i should have known that... oh well cheers again
     
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    Thanks for the feedback, glad it worked out for you.
     
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