laptop to desktop network

  wigg 08:59 13 May 04
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help,can anyone tell me if i need a hub to network my 2 computers i've connected together card to card using a lan cable gone through the wizard on both computers but both still say cable disconected (xp pro to xp home)
heres hoping wig.

  recap 09:11 13 May 04

Are you using a Crossover cable?

  wigg 19:42 13 May 04

what's a crossover cable i'm using a cat5 lan cable.
wigg

  recap 08:38 14 May 04

Sorry to take so long in replying wigg.

click here for a description of a crossover cable. A straight through cable will not connect two computers for networking purposes.

If you intend to use your network for the Internet then it is recommended that you use a Router for this purpose.

  wigg 16:21 14 May 04

thanks recap, your right i've got the wrong cable.
my network problem is solved.
again many thanks.
wigg

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