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Windows 7: How do connect 2 desktops to each other using a x-over cable?

01 Nov 2017   #1
mjackson

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How do connect 2 desktops to each other using a x-over cable?

Hi, first post here so please go easy on me.

I have 2 desktop PC's, one has a wireless internet connection and a network card installed. The other PC has no wireless internet connection but it does have a network card installed.



My aim is to connect both PC's network cards using a homegroup and cross-over cable so that I can transfer files from one PC to the other.


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01 Nov 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Welcome to the forum. You dont want to use homegroup as it needs ipv6 which makes it complicated. Dont you have a router you can use to connect thats simpler. Failing that you will need to set each pc to have a fixed ip as there is no dhcp server so pc1 set to 10.0.0.1 subnet 255.255.255.0 second pc set to 10.0.0.2 same subnet connect the cable and then share folders you want giving perrmisions to everyone dont use a folder in the profiles as the perrmisions on those folder have a deny on them
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01 Nov 2017   #3
mjackson

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the speedy reply, I should have provided more detail but was worried about complicating the overall aim.

I have 1 router which allows multiple wireless internet connections, static IP assigned by the service provider.

My main PC uses this router via a wireless adapter and the network shows up as HOME NETWORK.

I tried connecting the second PC to the main PC using the x-over cable and assigned two different static IP addresses to each Ethernet adapter under the IPV4 settings. Both PC's could see each other as sharing was enabled with network discovery on.

The Ethernet connection was listed as a Public network on the main PC.

However it did not allow full access and I am sure that it needs something more.
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02 Nov 2017   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT
 
 

It's much easier to connect two PCs using a router with Ethernet. You can set specific permissions to allow and which drives to be allowed to be accessed by another PC connected on the local network.
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02 Nov 2017   #5
mjackson

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Unfortunately the router is downstairs so an unsightly cable run is out of the question. This is what I see in Network and sharing centre:




If I click on the multiple networks then I see the other PC (FAMILY-PC):



This is also the same from the FAMILY-PC. Yet I get this error message appear when I try and go further:

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02 Nov 2017   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

First you need to set up a shared folder an give everyone permission the network needs to be private. It's simpler if you login to both pcs with same name and password
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02 Nov 2017   #7
mjackson

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I want to be able to transfer folders and files freely between both computers and not just a single shared/public folder.
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02 Nov 2017   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

To share all you have to use the hidden admin share c$ so you have to map a drive and provide admin password
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02 Nov 2017   #9
mjackson

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

And that's where you have bamboozled me with science
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04 Nov 2017   #10
mjackson

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 



Still unable to connect.
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