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Lan to lan

Ok sir i have a cross over cable my next question is do i also need 1 lan card for my desktop to connect for my pc right?in the laptop the os is vista and the desktop is xp how to configure it?tnx a lot

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You will need a ethernet adaptor in the desktop machine yes, as for configuring it, it is pretty easy, all you have to do is set a static IP address on both machines (because there is no router or server there is no DHCP so it will not ontain its IP auto) go to start > control panel > network connections > RIGHT click on Local area connection > highlight TCP/IP V4 (Just TCP/IP in XP) > click the properties button, put the dot in the box "set manual IP, and put in a local IP address, can be anything, but i would sick to something like 192.168.1.1 on 1 machine and 192.168.1.2 on the other. subnet mask will be 255.255.255.0, but that should auto fill in, and you want to leave gateway and DNS blank, restart both machines, make sure file and printer sharing is enabled on both machines, and you should be working..

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