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    snprasanna Posts: 7, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 9, 2003, 01:34 AM
    Direct Cable Connection using Ethernet ports.
    I would like to connect my LAptop to my Desktop at home.
    I know we should use a cross-over cable to connect the Ethernet ports. But I have no clue as to what are the steps / procees I should follow to mak this connection happen.
    I would like to have the step by step procedure as what is to be done in each of the units to connect the PC to Laptp.
    If there is any website which tells the same please direct me to the same.
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    Nov 18, 2003, 02:26 PM
    Direct Cable Connection using Ethernet ports.
    Hi, I am not an expert, I'm in the same situation as you but have bought the necessary equipment for the networking. I decided to go for wireless networking. Simply because I don't want to move wires every time I want to sit somewhere else with my laptop. The products that I bought were:

    Belkin Notebook Network Card
    Belkin Desktop Network Card
    Belkin Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router.

    Them are the items that I bought to use the same broadband connection and share files.

    However, you may need something a bit different depending on what you want to do with the Laptop and Desktop PC.

    The items that I bought cost 150.00 (UK Pounds, about $110)


    Sorry I couldn't help you much,
    Hope it helps though.
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    May 10, 2004, 04:01 AM
    Direct Cable Connection using Ethernet ports.
    Hi ,

    Usually in cat5E cable there are four pairs of cable.

    Colours are as follows:

    (orange & white orange)
    (brown & white brown)
    (green & white green)
    (blue & white blue)

    Take the rj45 connector and the splice one end of cat5 cable insert into the connector according to the colour code given below either from left to right or from right to left.
    1)white orange
    2)orange
    3)white green
    4) blue
    5)white blue
    6)green
    7) white brown
    8) brown

    With the other spliced end of the cable ,just interchange the cable connections i.e
    1)white green
    2)green
    3)white orange
    4)blue
    5)white blue
    6)orange
    7)white brown
    8)brown

    Now your cross cable is ready to transfer data and communicate between two pc's without any modem or hub or any wirless communication device.


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    May 29, 2004, 08:40 AM
    Direct Cable Connection using Ethernet ports.
    Go to radio shack and purchase a cross-over cable (they shouldn't be more than about $10 for a simple 5' cable. If you know how to SOHO network a few compputers to a hub, then the idea is the same except you are not using a hub and you are limited to just two computers. Connect the two computers and decide which will be the gateway, run the netwoprk setup wizard on that first and it should be assigned the 192.168.0.1 automatically, if not the r click the network icon and choose properties and manually set it's address as such, and subnet should read the default 255.255.255.0 and the gateway will read back to itself if you input 192.168.0.1 after that is done then you do the same with the other computer but make sure the address is 192.168.0.2 and reads from the gateway of 192.168.0.1 if you are using ME or other then you might have to input the name of the computer for the gateway, xp won't ask you that. If you have any firewalls, you might want to manuall;y configure to allow for the two IPs (192.168.0.1 & 192.168.0.2) if you still have trouble check your firewall setting for trusted zones (networked computers not internet zones) and also check your internet options securities. If you still get problems then email at: communications@sunbeach.net and I will walk you through it. I like to build my own cat5 but if you are not used to doing it often with success you are better off buying one that is professionally made so that you know that your problems with connecting are not because you messed up on the rj45 plug.
    YWAM Barbados
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    Dec 8, 2004, 12:15 PM
    Network two units
    I am having similar problems. I have a laptop and a desk top connected with a ethernet cable. The connection through a hub is working BUT the desktop which is connected to the internet can read files on the laptop BUT the laptop is refused access to the desktop. I am the only person involved for permission. I`ve tried everything but the right one, and I d`ont know where it is. Anybody help thanks. Both pc`s are running xp pro
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    Dec 21, 2004, 07:11 AM
    For the two pc's that can't see each other, have you setup the pc's permissions so that everyone can see the shares? Or if not, make sure that the username and password for both machines are duplicated on both machines.

    But first, try running the network setup (can be found in the help in windows).. that usually fixes it :D
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    Sep 15, 2007, 07:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by snprasanna
    I would like to connect my LAptop to my Desktop at home.
    I know we should use a cross-over cable to connect the Ethernet ports. But i have no clue as to what are the steps / procees i should follow to mak this connection happen.
    I would like to have the step by step procedure as what is to be done in each of the units to connect the PC to Laptp.
    If ther is any website which tells the same direct me to the same.
    Go here to find the help you need - How to Configure a Direct Cable Connection with Windows XP Home Edition (PART 8)
    Let me know if it works out!
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    Aug 2, 2012, 10:12 AM
    Hello all,
    Im trying to hook up to computers one laptop running windows7 the desktop running windows 2000 both have eathernet contores on them
    Pleas email back
    Email is
    n0rie@hotmail.com

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