crossover lan shift files between desktop and lapt

  peeby 21:54 12 Sep 03

First time at this. Have what I'm told is a crossover cable that connects to the network cards.
Have done so,have two network flashing icons in sys tray, have shared folder on both PC and laptop,but nothing comes up in "my network places"
Have run the network wizzard a few times but have not establihed any visible network. I realise this could take a while so a link to a site "networking for dummies would be fine. I dont want share internet,or printers, just want to move files between the 2 machines.

  AndySD 22:01 12 Sep 03
  peeby 04:33 13 Sep 03

Done a bit of research on the construction of Crossover Connectors while waiting for an answer and am fairly sure that you should'nt let the salesman put the crossover cables together,better to wait for the technician to come back. So I was able to get the network up on one machine but the other seemed to think that it was networking with itself. Nice diagram here:
click here and

good networking site here:click here

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