Connecting two computer with Linux on one machine and windows on another

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I want to connect two machines, one having linux and other having Windows XP. I need network adaptor cards and  twisted wire cables. I just want to connect two PCs, so do I still nead need hub to connect them ?
Question by:hwssoft
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    Technically no.  You need a crossover cable.
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    This link explains how to make one or you can buy one at a local computer store.
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    if you have a HUBor SWITCH you can connect between us with a plain upt clable. but if you dont have a hub you need to use the leew solution
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       Besides, you need to config IP addresses for both machines within the same subnet.
    Windows XP: netmask:
    Linux: netmask:



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