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MajorLeeAwesome

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Hi there, I have an XPSP3 netbook and a Win7 pc. They are connected wirelessly by default, however I want a LAN connection for faster file transfers between the two. What is the easiest way to do this - I have a regular network cable connecting them at the mo and they're both on the same workgroup but still no joy. Help?
 
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Is the network cable between both a cross over. It will need to be a cross over to work between PC LAN Cards. You can tell if the cable is cross over or not by the colours of the 8 wires at both ends:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable SEE HERE.

If the same colours to same pins either end. It is a straight through ethernet cable. Otherwise the pins should follow the wiring as per the cross over pins on wiki site.
 
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These modern guys kill me. I am assuming not but your cards might be auto-sensing but if that was the case it would be working unless it is an IP issue?
 

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I've also seen a few cases where Windows file sharing gets "confused" when there are two paths to the same place (e.g., the wireless through the router and direct through the cable).

And I always suspect a firewall when that is a possibility. :)
 
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