USB network links

  xquest 23:46 03 May 04

I have a desktop running XP Pro and a laptop running XP Home. I also have a USB twisted cable for linking the two together. The software supplied with the cable is very dubious - it took me two days to get things working normally after I had installed and then removed it.

I understand that XP has the equivalent of the Direct Cable Connection facility.
I can't find this. Where is it ? The New Connection Wizard has no mention of USB connections.

  GaT7 01:26 04 May 04

There's a step-by-step tutorial here (with pictures) that may help - "Windows XP: USB Cable Networking: Installation" - click here. They've used a Net-LinQ USB connection cable in the tutorial, but you could substitute your make of cable instead in the appropriate places - the standard configuration settings should remain the same (hopefully). Good luck, G

  xquest 09:32 04 May 04

Thanks Crossbow7, failing finding the built-in XP facility I might have another go at using the software which came with the cable, in which case I'll follow the instructions you mention.

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