Crossover Cable Chat Easy [500 pts]

Posted on 2006-11-15
Last Modified: 2013-11-21
I need an application that will allow simple chat between two computers connected via a crossover cable.  
Question by:dprundle
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ID: 17951656
From computer1:

net send "hello there" computer 2

and vice versa

more messaging then chat, but it does work (unless disabled because of security)
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ID: 17951666
Hyperterminal in programs/accessories/communication should be able to do it. its been a while since I did it but you might have to turn echo on

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Keyguard earned 50 total points
ID: 17951671
If you're running Windows you can set up a simple peer-peer network that will allow you to share files, printers etc. if that's what you're thinking? Or do you actually want to send messages to and from each PC? A very basic way to do this is using the Messenger service and the net send command, there are a few freeware utilities that offer a GUI for this.
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dlangr earned 400 total points
ID: 17951684
see for a list of similar tools
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ID: 17951765
Microsoft Netmeeting.
Install on XP:
going to start --> run --> conf

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by:Brian Pringle
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ID: 17951938
We used to use a program called "BorgChat".  It has more advanced features, but can also be used as a basic chat client.  It contains no spyware or adware.
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