Direct Cable Connection RJ-45

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#1

I know this is not about CD’s but how do you do a direct cable connection with a RJ-45 Ethernet Cable. Transfer files from one computer to the other without a hub or router.


#2

Use a crossover cable. Should be readily available at your local computer shop or Compusa etc.


#3

Great, and how do you set it up with windows xp professional?


#4

Plug it in, map network drives, transfer. Also be sure to enable sharing on the drives in question.


#5

I dont understand ‘map network drives’?

I know how to enable sharing on the drives.


#6

Open Windows Explorer, goto Tools - Map network drives -follow the directions. Do you have a manual, or know how to use Google?


#7

Thanks, its easy now.


#8

Hubs, switches and routers are cheap now. Buy one and some normal cable and you’ll be ready to add a third machine to your network with no sweat at all.