Networking Win95 and XP without a hub
Posted on 2002-07-15
I have a Desktop running Win 95, and a new laptop running Win XP. I'd like to find a way to network the two computers together so I can transfer the files off of the 95 computer to the XP laptop.
I've found several sources on the net, but most of them refer to linking Win 9X to Win 9X. I've tried to use the network Wizard on XP, however I need to have at least 98 installed on the other computer.
I already have a crossover cable, and I've tried to plug it into the two computers, as well as set up NetBEUI, File sharing, however each computer cannot identify itself to the other computer. I have the workgroup name set up as the same, and each computer name is unique.
When I try using the Wizard on XP to set it up, it says that my network card is "disconnected".
Any advice or suggestions on how to transfer files from desktop to laptop without purchasing a hub?
Perhaps I'm missing a step, however I'm baffled as to why my laptop reads my network card as being disconnected, when on the hardware profile it tells me that it is enabled.
PS, the laptop is brand new so I havent monkeyed around with much on it (yet).