Please help Networking 2 computers (both running XP)
I’m trying to Network 2 computers, so I can transfer data files between them. My Laptop (with XP Home) to connect to my Desktop (with XP Pro). I tried using a “Hub/Switch” to network them, but that didn’t work.
Now I’m using an “Ethernet Crossover Cable” to connect them thru the 10/100 base T Ethernet Adaptors of both computers.
I ran the “Setup a home or small office network” wizzard to install the workgroup. I created some folders on both computers to be “Shared”.
When I open “My Network Places” I can see the workgroup, but I cannot see the computer names of either computer, and I cannot see any folders that were shared out.
Does anyone know how to connect 2 XP computers using an “Ethernet Crossover Cable”?
Please help. Thanks very much.