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Windows 7: LAN connection between XP and Win 7

26 Mar 2010   #1
unkn0wn

win7
 
 
LAN connection between XP and Win 7

Hi,
I'm trying to create a network in order to share files between a PC running winxp and a laptop running win 7 with a RJ-45 cable connected directly to both computer's network cards
what do I need to do to make it work? I've tried almost everything...!


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26 Mar 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unkn0wn View Post
Hi,
I'm trying to create a network in order to share files between a PC running winxp and a laptop running win 7 with a RJ-45 cable connected directly to both computer's network cards
what do I need to do to make it work? I've tried almost everything...!
Are you getting an error message? what happens when you try? You should use the workgroup model given your mixed environment

Ken
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26 Mar 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Make sure you are using a Cross-over ethernet cable between 2 pc's & not a standard ethernet cable.
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26 Mar 2010   #4
unkn0wn

win7
 
 

Lets say the cable is indeed cross-overed, what are the exact configurations I need to do on both computers?
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26 Mar 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This ICS sharing set up procedure should get you up and running again.

Internet Sharing using Cross-Over cable
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26 Mar 2010   #6
unkn0wn

win7
 
 

i'll tell you guys what I did:
I've connected the cable and configured static IP's on the local area connections
192.168.0.1 + 192.168.0.2 and the subnet mask of course,
I set up a network on the XP PC and it made me a bridge connection on the network connections list (which is enabled)
I can see the XP computer name on my Win 7 laptop and the name I gave to the network is written below... but theres no access between the computers, It doesnt let me in the XP-PC from my Win 7 laptop...
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