Enabling the network connection.

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.

wwrafter1

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abu_deepConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If u want to link the 2 pc's directly you have to use crossover cable..
But if u want to use the hub u have to use straight through cable…..just  don't use the uplink at the hup
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abu_deepCommented:

If u want to make crossover cable  you could  do it your self just have a look at http://www.duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/index.htm it will show u a handy dandy way to make it.....at least you could gain some experience by doing it by your hand



Also here is some comments that u will find if u have a look at this question
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_21132271.html
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PeteLong………..

Here what a crossover looks like and how it differs from a
straight through cable
http://www.makeitsimple.com/how-to/dyi_crossover.htm


*****Setting up on XP*****

Basic XP Home Networking Guide - How To Network Two PC's
http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/basicxpnet/basicXPnet1.htm

Description of File Sharing and Permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;304040

How to set up a home network without using a hub
http://www.comusolv.com/support/printmodule/network_with_no_hub.htm

Setting up a home network between two computers
http://www.epinions.com/cmd-review-41D6-5C355BF-39FBC8A4-prod1 


mattisflones……………

If your computers gets their Ip-adress and so on from a DHCP (automativally) today, you will have to set that up manually to achieve connections.. ex:
Computer1: IP=192.168.0.1 and Subnet=255.255.255.0
Computer2: IP=192.168.0.2 and Subnet=255.255.255.0


mikeleebrla…………….

crossover is for connecting 2 PCs together, uplinks between switches/hubs, or interfaces between routers

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