How to Connect Two Computers Via Crossover Ethernet Cable

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24 thoughts on “How to Connect Two Computers Via Crossover Ethernet Cable

  • November 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm
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    how get password of other wifi

  • August 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm
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    How to connect lan through wifi
    My both pc have win 7

  • August 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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    Some say you need a special type of utp cable with tx and rx wires crossed over – crossover cable. Most devices today have crossover sensing and will work with both types of cable. But not sure what happens when both devices try sense each other out! 😀

    • November 19, 2015 at 6:29 am
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      No special cable req same cable u uses to connect modem and pc

  • August 20, 2015 at 7:45 am
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    Dose it works for desktop? ????

  • August 20, 2015 at 6:10 am
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    Yes right need crossover cable otherwise will not work, better use bluetooth if available and for file transfer only

  • June 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm
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    I’d curious if I can copy via an external drive more faster than with the network… I had a job last week … to pass 80 gig by direct linked gigabyte ports and… it took hours ..

  • June 28, 2015 at 2:12 pm
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    If you are on a wifi network all you have to do is share the folder or file with Everyone, then any other device can find and copy to the files. And don’t forget once you have shared this file to remove Everyone from Properties or this file WILL be open for anyone!!

    There is no need to do things this way anymore!! No cables and/or DON’T change WiFi Settings.

    RJK.
    PC/Network/Printer Engineer

  • June 28, 2015 at 7:12 am
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    it should be a cross over cable dude

    • June 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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      @ADARSH
      Cross over cable no more needed between 2 win 7 computers

  • June 28, 2015 at 1:25 am
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    I think it is extremely important here to ensure you inform tbe users of the possible risks involved with having an open share like that on any computer.

    When they connect back to their everyday network they will still have an accessable open share to anyone else on the network.

    • June 28, 2015 at 5:07 pm
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      Good call

  • June 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm
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    Guess you forget to specific more about crossover LAN cable…

    • August 20, 2015 at 5:59 am
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      Exactly, i also apologize. (Y)

  • June 27, 2015 at 4:42 pm
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    Or you can just add the computer to your network thru “Network and Sharing”and not go thru all these steps.
    You can then remove the other computer from the network when done.

  • June 27, 2015 at 2:42 pm
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    No crossover needed unless you have really old equip. Almost all nics and switches auto crossover. You will also need a user account that is password protected on the computer you are connecting to, for the client to authenticate with. There are additional steps you can perform to disable the need for user / password but it’s not recommended

  • June 9, 2015 at 6:44 pm
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    by typing the \ the ip address is not showing
    Is any other option to access the pc1 into pc2

  • June 1, 2015 at 8:02 am
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    Maybe Windows 7 has a switching ability similar to the one Android does with micro USB ports on phones and tablets (Charge/Device input/USB Stick Reading etc)

  • May 29, 2015 at 9:44 am
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    Wouldn’t you need a crossover cable, not a standard lan cable?

    • June 27, 2015 at 11:58 am
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      maybe back in the 90’s..

    • June 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm
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      You must be using a CROSSOVER cable for this to work, you need to spell it out.

      • August 20, 2015 at 6:08 am
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        yes I was looking for this bits of details

    • June 27, 2015 at 4:50 pm
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      Exactly, good point.

  • May 29, 2015 at 5:35 am
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    this site is such a big help 🙂 thank you! more power

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