Transfering Files with Patch Cable??

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I have a CAT 5e crossover cable with the intent of transferring documents from one computer to another. How do I go about transferring these files? Do I need to establish a computer network? If so, how do I do that? Both computers are Windows XP. In addition, I need to transfer outlook contacts including activities under the contacts from one computer to another. How do I go about this? Much Thanks!
 
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You do need to create a network to do it. Just run the network wizard and it should find your connection betwen the two. This thread should probably be in the networking section of the forum
 
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You can transfer files port to port with a crossover cable without creating a network. As long as both ports are enabled and all other networks for both computers are disabled, if the IP addresses don't conflict, you can map one box's drives on the other computer. That's how I usually do it.

Disable all the other NICs (if there are any), then give one a static IP address 192.168.1.1; give the other 192.168.1.2. You should be able to map drives using computer names.

(Technically speaking, that is establishing a network, but probably not what you were thinking about.)

HTH

chris.

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I don't know about transferring contacts and such though, sorry.
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