me and my brother would like to network our two laptops up to share files we have bought an rj45 lead which connects to both computers but how do i actually get to connect the both lptops together so we can files share?
If you both have 9 and/or 25 pin serial ports, you can share via a null modem cable, which I think is what the previous poster was suggesting. They aren't very fast, but I'm not quite sure how to share files using an RJ45...there should be a way though.
Originally posted by ogremagedwarf If you both have 9 and/or 25 pin serial ports, you can share via a null modem cable, which I think is what the previous poster was suggesting. They aren't very fast, but I'm not quite sure how to share files using an RJ45...there should be a way though.
I haven't used a crossover in such a long time; I can't recall if you need to manually set the IPs on both machines.
But if the lights are lit up, you should be able to see the other computer in My Network Places when you "view workgroup computers." (If you haven't set both laptops as having the same workgroup, right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Computer Name tab, click the Change button, and enter the same value for Workgroup on both machines.)
To verify, open a command prompt, type ipconfig to get the machine's IP address, and on the other machine type ping 192.168.1.1 (where 192.168.1.1 is the IP of the first laptop) ; you should get an instant response with 0% loss.
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