How can I share files between 2 xpsp2 pcs with just a network cable connecting the two?

I want to access files from 1 pc to another but do not have a router?
Can it be done with just a network cable or crossover cable?
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simpswrConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can use a crossover cable . . run the "Setup a home network" Wizard on each pc . . then set up file shareing on the folders you want to share
This is a nice guide . .
kadadi_vIT AdminCommented:
To connect two pc's as a peer to peer networking using cross cable(cat5-e) ,two network cards and rj45 connetors. Do you know the colr code of cross cable..?

SO install /configure the two network cards on this pc's and connect this cross cable to netowk cards check green link is ON then configure the small office network setup ( rightclick to my network places>properties) and configure the workgroup settings and select the file & printer sharing option and also give the satic ip's like and so you can access the share folders using Ip address also.


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