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Crossover Cable

Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I want to transfer files from my laptop to my old desktop so I can reformat without losing everything, and I got a crossover cable for this purpose.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to set it up. What do I actually do with the cable aside of plug it into both computer's ethernet sockets? I'm using Windows XP.

Also, my portable HD is kind of dead, but I think it's just the housing unit and not the HD. If I buy an external enclosure, can I just pull the HD out of the Western Digital thing, and plug it into the new enclosure? Related: How the fuck do I get it out of the WD enclosure? There aren't any screws anywhere. There's a tiny slot above the USB socket on it that has a little lock sign above it, would that be it?

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    AngelHedgieAngelHedgie Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Setup is simple - you'll need to manually set the two machines so that they're in the same network segment.

    On each machine, Go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections, then right click on the Ethernet connection, and select properties. Scroll down the list and select TCP/IP (it's usually one of the last options), and select the rightmost button. This will get you the IP configuration window.

    On one machine, set it as The other, The subnet mask should be Save. Your machines are now able to talk to one another.

    No, that slot is for putting a lock on the drive - laptop locks have a bar that fits into that slot.

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