Connecting two computer directly

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lennx Posts 1 Registration date Thursday March 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014 - Mar 20, 2014 at 02:31 PM
carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 - Mar 20, 2014 at 06:17 PM
by connecting two computer directly by a crossover RJ45 cable will there be a problem with different operating like window xp with window 7 or 8

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Mar 20, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Dear member. There shouldnt' be as tcpip is tcpip. To be certain, make them both part of the same work-group, or domain, just to be sure.

Just make certain that you assign a ip address, as there wil be no DHCP server to give them one.

Have fun!
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Mar 20, 2014 at 05:42 PM
Further more.

You'll find browsing files from Windows 7/8 > XP easy.

However, XP > Windows 7/8 you may face higher security.

On the Windows 7/8 computer, go to network and sharing centre and turn off the option to password protect shared files, you'll probably find this is the easiest thing to do. If you don't want to do that, when you try and access the share on the Windows 7/8 computer you'll need to log in. the username wants to be in the format PCNAME\username
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carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 146
Mar 20, 2014 at 06:17 PM
What is the purpose of connecting the two computers directly? Is it for file transfer/sharing or are you playing a game on LAN?
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