On Fri, 29 Feb 2008 22:16:37 -0000, "Endulini" <Endulini@Fruit.com> wrote:
>I've recently bought a Vista system and would like to hook it up to my old
>PC running 98SE. I'm not fussed about the old system having internet access
>or anything too demanding other than being able to exchange files with the
>new system. I'm a complete novice to this sort of set up but am usually
>literate enough to bumble my way through to a solution on most things but
>one aspect has me slightly confused. From what I can gather the most
>efficient solution is to use a Ethernet crossover cable to connect the two
>machines but my new machine has only one Ethernet socket currently occupied
>by the connection to my router. Am I missing something obvious here or do I
>need to get hold of a hub or similar?
If you have 2 computers, and a router, you connect both computers to the router.
That's the only physical connection needed. Once both computers have Internet
service, you're halfway there.
There are a few peculiarities with Windows Vista, and a known problem with
Windows Vista and Windows 9x together, that you will want to consider, when
preparing to exchange files between the two computers.
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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