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    Hey all I just got a new Laptop and a Pc and I wanna connect them true the Network ok. I got 2 Lan cards 1 in each pc right and when I put the 2 pc'S ON they steeal say that they are

    Local Area Connection A network cable is unpluged ????


    The cable is blue!!!

    I need to share files to one pc from a nother



    Any help would be appreciated


    Do I need to set up my IP: Adress ???? Or do I need the Red Cross Cable ??//
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    a) Get a crossover cable. (Not a Red Cross cable)
    b) Plug both machines in
    c) Set the IP of each computer manually. Can I suggest 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
    d) Turn on file sharing if it's not already

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    Tahnx for a Fast reply so the blue one whant do right ????:eek:
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    the color dosn't matter, it's the type of cable...cat 5 comes in several colors
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    regular patch cable (blue) will work if you connect it to a hub/switch, etc.
    If you are connecting one NIC directly to another, (PC1----PC2)use cross over cable. Mine is gray, but it can be any color, it would depend on who makes it.
    If you are using a hub (PC1---Hub---PC2) than you CANT use crossover cable (well you can, but it depends on a hub and is not immportant), you have to use patch cable.

    and like Beefy said, share your files/printers or whatever.

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    Readin' TT's guide to home networkin' maybe of help, http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...de&dId=178 ;)

    Whats wrong with a red Cat5e crossover cable? :?:

    Mine works fine for just 2 PC's or uplinkin' the 16 port 10/100 switch off the 5 port main. :confused:
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    RED??? thats an angry color.
    I like cool blues and off-whites personally :) :thumb:

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    I only have 2 of these so I like them to stand out when in use from the blue Cat5e straights that I make here myself which have colour coded end covers on them to not only to tell their length but also which PC to look at if I have probs with the node's lights goin' out in front of me (7 atm workin' thru two KVM's in the workshop alone). But then that's my preference. :devil:
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    Next time in in aussie-land a trip to see that workshop is going to be in the top 5 things to do.

    colour coded end covers on them to not only to tell their length but also which PC
    Interesting concept. I will have to steal that lil tip.
    Wait a minute that sound a lot like color coding on resistors!!!
    Did you use the same values and use multipliers???? :D :D

    Every day there is something that i seem to learn from you wiggo.
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    Well by the time that ya get here I should be in a workshop 5 times bigger. :D
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