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I need to make a direct connection (cable) between 2 computers - one with XP another one with Win 98SE. Is it possible to do it through a USB crossover cable? May I have a step -by-step help?
Thanks a lot.
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why dont you just use a regular Cat5 Network crossover cable? network cards are as cheap as 5 bucks these days
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Never heard about that type of cable (sorry, I'm a newbie). What type of port does that cable connect please?
Thanks.
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Sorry again. My question is not well formulated. Where you read USB please read network. I already got the cable SFTP CAT 5 RJ 45 crossover. What must I do with it after connecting both computers?
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JCD
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first check the back of each computer to see if they have a network card. they look like big phone jacks with 8 pins then you will need to pickup a  network Crossover cable.  after you plug the 2 together you will need to give them both a static "IP" address

http://www.hotcomm.com/FAQ/FAQ_staticIPXP.asp ---windows xp how to assign IP

then make sure both comuters are under the same work group and also you will have to create "Shares" to be able to copy from and copy to each other.
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Sorry. It does not work. I tried to follow exactely you recommended steps, but, at the end of the day, both computers does not recognize the other one. I think the problem is one being XP and the other one W98, or, I misunderstood what you mean by "creating shares" above.
Anyway, thanks for your efforts.
JCD
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