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Solved: connect two PCS with an ethernet cable

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tunten, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. tunten

    tunten Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I am trying to link two pcs with an ethernet cable I have plugged the cables in to both computers but I cant form a connection, Can any one please explain the process.
    One pc is vista and on is XP.

    thanks
     
  2. avisitor

    avisitor

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    Well, depending on the specific network cards, you might need a crossover cable. However, that aside, you need to Setup ICS
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Actually, if you don't want Internet sharing, you don't need ICS.


    Configure the machines as follows.

    PC #1:
    IP address: 192.168.9.1
    Subnet Address: 255.255.255.0

    PC #2:
    IP address: 192.168.9.2
    Subnet Address: 255.255.255.0

    Leave the Default Gateway and DNS Server addresses blank.

    Make sure any firewalls are configured to put the 192.168.9.x subnet in the trusted zone.

    Finally, you'll have to enable fine/print sharing on the machines and actually share one or more folders or drives.

    Here's a page that describes the process in detail: http://www.howtodothings.com/computers-internet/how-to-connect-2-pcs-directly
     
  4. tunten

    tunten Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Thanks for the help, after reading the page it makes sense so I will be testing it out this
    weekend.
     
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