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    cand1e Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 26, 2007, 03:02 PM
    Connecting laptop to laptop using crossover cable
    I have recently just bought a new laptop with Windows Vista.. and I am interested in transferring my files from the old laptop that uses Windows XP onto the new laptop. I purchased a crossover cable because I figured it would be the cheapest way to transfer. I am not too sure how to go about connecting and transferring the files though. Would anyone be able to help me out? I would greatly apprecite it! Thanks!:D
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    norung Posts: 6, Reputation: 1
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    May 11, 2007, 08:53 PM
    Dear Cand1e,

    You mean that your old laptop and the new laptop can't access file, right?if correct ,
    -Make sure both ip address the same subnet.
    -make sure cross cable is OK.
    -when you plug cable to laptop please see on task bar, icon on network is connect or don't un connect.
    Any concern please let me know!

    Best Regards,
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    mppkll Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 2, 2007, 10:23 AM
    1. You will need to assign both laptops a static IP address on the same network..

    Laptop1 IP address Subnet mask
    Laptop2 IP address Subnet mask

    You should not have to assign a DNS address for the transfer

    2. Verify that both Laptops are on the same workgroup.

    3. Attach the crossover cable to both laptops

    4. Start the "Easy Transfer Wizard" on the Vista laptop and follow the on screen directions, when asked for a connection type choose "Other" then "Network"

    5. once the tranfer is compleate be sure to change your network setting back to the previous settings (i.e. old static IP or DHCP)

    If you need more detail let me know.
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    Shinobix Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 29, 2011, 02:54 AM
    We can't play Warcraft fronzen throne using crossover cable, wa have the same workgroup but we can't connect each other. What do you think is the problem?
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    darkvision Posts: 232, Reputation: 15
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    Sep 29, 2011, 04:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobix View Post
    we can't play Warcraft fronzen throne using crossover cable, wa have the same workgroup but we can't connect each other. what do you think is the problem?
    Look at the post above yours, its basically the same thing set up static ip's on both pc's so that they are in the same ip range and it should work fine. You can also just always get both pc's on the internet and host a local game that way.
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    rajvasu Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 12, 2011, 10:38 AM
    It can be connected to both the laptop by scanning the other laptop??

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