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Unable to connect Windows via Crosscable

I have two PCs, both dual booting Linux and Windows(SP3). I am unable to connect these two PCs via cross-cable on Windows.

- static IP
- subnet mask

- static IP
- subnet mask

Why the cable is not faulty?
>> I can share files when on Linux.

Why this may not be a firewall issue?
>> I can share files Linux-to-Windows and vice-versa.

Windows to Windows connection doesn't work. I tried pinging the IP address of the PCs but they fail/timeout.

Anyone knows what ma be wrong?

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Sounds like drivers.

In reply to: Unable to connect Windows via Crosscable

You told us "XP" but nothing else. I know a lot of people that forgot motherboard and more drivers.

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Sounds like Drivers??

In reply to: Sounds like drivers.

But i can access my shared files on Linux from Windows...

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Still sounds like drivers or firewalls.

In reply to: Sounds like Drivers??

You didn't tell enough for me to move to any other item.

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Hardware settings

In reply to: Still sounds like drivers or firewalls.

Ya u r right to some extent. Its the hardware settings of the LAN card. Connection now possible after changing connection speed/type to AUTO.

Thanks for being here Wink

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