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Confu$ed

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Hey all just wondering if u can help i purchased a CAT 5E Crossover Cable and connected it from my PC(XP) to my Laptop(2000) But cant seem 2 figure out how we can transfer files and play games together ;) . Any help would be appreciated :tazz:

EDIT: NEVER MIND SORTED IT ;)

Edited by Confu$ed, 03 May 2005 - 03:26 PM.

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Yep

You can connect 2 comps together using a crossover. Are you filesharing? Sharing HD? You should think about buying a router to handle the load in a lan game though. You can buy a 8 port for like 15 bucks. Check sharing hd, and turn off your firewall if your using XP. These are your 2 basic problems in networking. K



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Edited by Technogeek8, 05 May 2005 - 06:37 AM.

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u dont need a router just to play games and check that u have enabled file sharing and the approperiate privalidges are set on both machines also have a play with the firewall settings, another thing to try is going to start run and then \\desktop, where desktop is the pcs name that i want to views shared directorys and resources. :tazz:
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I know this,

But it's possible if your running a intensive Multiplayer game, that you might experience a little lag. It all depends. I was just suggesting that you go out and buy a cheap router for like 10 bucks. In either case, if it works, I guess just stick with it

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