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well today i tried to connect two pc's together using x-over (cross over cable) but failed miserabely.

Failed because i could not get one of the Pc's to register that cable was there.

it was brand new dell. and i kept trying to make the PC know that there was a cable there. but when i tried to view status and diagnose it it kept giving me the error something along the lines of "no cable there, please connect cable and try again"



so my question goes to, can you not do this in vista? because i was able to do it in XP.

if you can how can you connect two PC's using cross over cable so they can share files?
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Funnily enough I tried to network my PS2 to my Vista PC for media streaming as I previously did with XP.
I assigned both a manual IP address on the same gateway for my PS2 to pick up my shared folders via the samba protocol. This worked fine in XP only disrupting my wireless connection while in use however Vista just didn't like it one bit & refused the connection.

My way around this was to create a network bridge between the two connections so my PS2 will network directly to my router then the PC. A little annoying but it worked.
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I believe the problem is that your "network connection" is currently setup as a "connect to the internet" connection. Go into the network connections page in control panel, delete the current connection, and then setup a new one with the wizard. Should give you an option to network 2 PC's, i think anyways.
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I believe the problem is that your "network connection" is currently setup as a "connect to the internet" connection. Go into the network connections page in control panel, delete the current connection, and then setup a new one with the wizard. Should give you an option to network 2 PC's, i think anyways.
that is almost Exactly the problem.

the thing wants me to setup a network connection. None exist right now.

but i can't find the link where it says network two 2 PC's.

the only option is "connect to a network"

when i select that it brings a box with 4 options i think they are:
connect to the internet
connect to a access point / router
some other connection
vpn

so which one do i choose?
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Well I don't know what you're modifying, but it sounds like you're trying to change internet connection options. When you set up a home network, I think there is the option to connect to another computer...

I am at work with XP, so I can't be sure right now...
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i thought you wouldent need an xover cable
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
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i thought you wouldent need an xover cable
You absolutely need a xover cable UNLESS your PC has an autosensing NIC and those features are enabled.

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when i select that it brings a box with 4 options i think they are:
connect to the internet
connect to a access point / router
some other connection
vpn
"some other connection" should be Ad-Hoc. If this is the case, then this is exactly what you want, as an Ad-Hoc network is a PC-PC network.
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