Croosover Cable - Windows 7 to XP

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by chewza, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. chewza

    chewza New Member

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    Hi there,

    I am trying to connect two laptops via a crossover cable - one running XP, and the other windows 7 enterprise 64 bit.

    I have done this exercise before with problems when connecting 2 laptops, both running XP. I have done all the things normall required for connecting with a crossover:
    Set fixed IP addresses for both (win7 laptop 192.168.0.1 on ipv4, xp laptop 192.168.0.2)
    Disabled firewalls on both

    My win7 laptop shows its ip address when I do and ipconfig. XP laptop shows no IP address. Laptops cant ping each other

    Any ideas?

    Regards
    Chris
     
  2. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    You could try a normal cable for the heck of it.

    Any modern ethernet adapter will have the ability to detect and auto-configure, which makes the crossover cable unnecessary.

    Make sure you set the ip address of the other machine as the default gateway, for each.
     
    #2 TorrentG, Oct 1, 2010
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