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« on: January 23, 2004, 07:32:25 PM »

Ok, I have a Laptop, Compaq Evo N1015v with XP Pro. and a home computer with an Asus Mobo. A7N266-VM with 98SE, both have onboard LAN.
MY prob. is, when I use a CAT 5 cable to connect the two ( I want to clone my laptop HD to my desktop ) they don't see each other. I tried using Network Wizard on my laptop but it tells me that my computer belongs to a domain. Therefore I can not use wizard to set up a network.

So my question is how do I do this.
Please give step by step, I know computers well but am new to networking.

Thank you,

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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2004, 10:49:23 PM »


Are you certain that the cable you tried is a crossover cable? Regular cables are designed to work with hubs or switches in between the connecting computers.  The hub or switch crosses over the wire connections so that transmit on one computer speaks to receive on the other and vice versa. Crossover cables are designed to directly connect two computers using ethernet cards without a hub or switch in between.

To check your network connection, look at the back of your network card. Most cards have a link light, which lights up when you have a good connection.

Best of luck


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