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Windows 7: Connect 7 to XP via crossover cable

22 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Connect 7 to XP via crossover cable

I'm trying to retrieve some files on my XP laptop from my 7 laptop and I have a crossover cable. I can't figure out how to do it. Do I have to create a domain or workgroup?

thanks

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22 Apr 2010   #2

 

Here is a link with instructions.
http://helpdeskgeek.com/networking/c...ossover-cable/

Its far simpler if you have a friend with a old linksys or other brand home router that you could borrow.
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22 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

If you have wireless in both machines, you may be able to create a network using ad-hoc or:

Connectify - Turn your Windows 7 laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

It may just be a way to share a common internet source, but it should allow you to network the two machines. By the way, if the machines aren't both Windows 7 you must use a workgroup.
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22 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Here is a link with instructions.
Connect Two Computers using a Crossover Cable

Its far simpler if you have a friend with a old linksys or other brand home router that you could borrow.
I followed the instructions...
- setup the two IP's 192.168.0.8,9
- Turned off firewall
- connected cable

but I cannot ping either computer. What should I look for?

thanks
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22 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This tutorial from Aem shows more details on how to set up the XP machine for ICS.
Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable
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22 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This tutorial from Aem shows more details on how to set up the XP machine for ICS.
Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable
Can't get past the ping test. Always times out.
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23 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Its far simpler if you have a friend with a old linksys or other brand home router that you could borrow.
Alright, I want to try the home router route, since I can't get anywhere with the cross cable. Do you have a good reference to follow?

thanks
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24 Apr 2010   #8

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guest102020 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Its far simpler if you have a friend with a old linksys or other brand home router that you could borrow.
Alright, I want to try the home router route, since I can't get anywhere with the cross cable. Do you have a good reference to follow?

thanks
Set both computers to dhcp, and plug them into the router. They will get an ip address assigned by it. You can then try to connect by name, if that does not work look at the ip address and connect with that.
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24 Apr 2010   #9

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guest102020 View Post
I'm trying to retrieve some files on my XP laptop from my 7 laptop and I have a crossover cable. I can't figure out how to do it. Do I have to create a domain or workgroup?

thanks
Do both machines have Wireless?

If so an adhoc wireless connection is probably your best bet...

Creating an Ad Hoc Wireless Network (XP)
Windows 7: How to Create an Ad Hoc Network | kombitz.com
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25 Apr 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guest102020 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
This tutorial from Aem shows more details on how to set up the XP machine for ICS.
Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable
Can't get past the ping test. Always times out.
If that is the case then you probably have a third party A/V or firewall blocking the connection. It's usually best to uninstall your A/V's or third party firewalls until after you have the ICS set up and working.
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