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Ethernet adapter i cannot connect my two computer using ethernet adapter

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  • Jane Doe May 11, 2010

    Are you trying to connect the two computers together using the adapter, or trying to connect two computers to a network using a adapter?

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You can connect your computers using a hub or a cross over cable instead of a hub as suggested by "gameovr".
A hub allows you to connect more than 2 computers depending the number of ports available on the hub, where as a cross over cable will only allow you to connect 2 computers together.
Also you need to be using the same TCP/IP address range e.g. 192.168.1.1 for one computer and 192.168.0.2 for your other computer. You can use any number from 1 to 254 instead of 1 and 2 so long as each computer has a different last number.

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You will either need to add a switch, or you need a crossover cable to do a direct connection. It also helps if both computers have the same workgroup label. Then you need to turn on sharing for the folders you wanted to access.

Posted on May 28, 2008

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