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i have a desktop computer a laptop both of which has network cards and i have a crossover cable and i woiuld like to no how do i network them so that i can transfer files
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well...first..you need to plug the crossover calbe into the nic cards of both machines....then you need to
(on both machines)

right click on my network places and choose properties > right click on the lan connection and choose properties > select tcp/ip in the window and hit the properties button...

now tick the box that says manually assign

and set the ip address to
192.168.0.1 on the first computer and 192.168.0.2 on the second computer
the netmask on both should be 255.255.255.0

leave the default gateway and dns servers on both empty for now

once you do that press ok and apply untill your back at the desktop

now...on computer1 do start > run > cmd > ping 192.168.0.2 any response?
on computer 2 do start > run > cmd > ping 192.168.0.1 any response?
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i did exactly what u said but they say request timed out when i ping the ips on both computers.
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Can you list the OS for each machine?

You may have to restart the machines to apply the Static IP's

After the restart, do Start>Run>cmd>OK>type in "ipconfig" >enter.

That will tell you the IP and netmask of the machine.

And, it is always a plus to have a network shared folder on each machine when attempting this.

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ok i did that and in the ipconfig says ip 192.168.0.1 or 2 whichever machine im on so that worked but when i try to ping is still get the request timed out thing
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on computer1 do start run \\computer2'sname\sharedfolder name (assuming you have a shared folderon computer2)

also..as a test...put computer1's ip address as the default gateway on computer2
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