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How to transfer files by using cross link cable?

I would like to know how do I use the cross link cable to transfer the files from my old computer (Win200) to my new computer (WinXP)? Both of the desktops are in my place which I want to transfer files from one to another. What kind of settings do I have to do to WinXP and Win2000 in order to make it work? Thank you for your info in advance!

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Re: How to transfer files by using cross link cable?

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A crossover ethernet cable can be used to connect NIC to NIC, between two computers. As far as settings, you will need to make both computers the same workgroup name and enable file sharing for the folders you wish to share.

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In addition to the other reply, each PC will need an IP address. The simple way is to give static addresses using the MS convention. Generally, this is something like 192.168.0.1 for one PC and 192.168.0.2 for the other. Give both the same subnet mask like 255.255.255.0. Next, and because you have Win2K and XP, you may have to deal with "permissions". The best way is to make sure you have a user with the same username and password on each. In the security settings for each PC, make sure that user has administrative privileges or adequate control over the shared folders.

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