I have two emachine computers. One runs xp pro the other xp home. The home computer is connected to the internet. They were connected before by wireless but it seemed to have some interference and it was always disconnecting.
I purchased an ethernet card in the Home machine and removed the wireless card.
Both machines have been configured and given separate ip addresses. The internet connection is working.
I used a cat 5e cable to connect the two machines. Neither machine shows that the network is enabled. I figured the problem must be that I need a crossover cable instead of the cat 5e.
The distance between the machines is across a couple of rooms and about 35 feet.
I have a hub. How do I set this up to get it to work. Do I need a crossover cable or are straight patch cables able to work? The hub has an uplink and five plugs for patch cable.