Remote access software enable

Posted on 2011-09-09
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I have two laptops. I want to connect both of them just using one cat 5 cable without any router or hub. My question is there any way i can see real live activities on each computer without using programs like netbeui (Sharing dashboard). I have other programs which dont run when i use the netbuei and they gives error

remote access software enable


I have windows XP on one machine
and windows vista on the other
Question by:mustish1

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is it possible if i press the print screen button i can paste it on the other computer if both are connected with the utp cat 5 cable.
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AustinComputerLabs earned 668 total points
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To connect the two systems without a router or switch you need to purchase a cross-over Cat5 cable. It is the same as a normal Cat5 cable with a different pin out.

Are they connected to the internet using wireless?

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ok. is it possible to print screen on one computer and paste it on the another computer if both are connected thru cable.
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nwtechdesk earned 664 total points
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If both are connected by one cable then they will behave as though on a network IF you change the TCP/IP stack to static IP numbers, i.e. PC-A is and PC-B is (both with a subnet of  Once you've done that you do not need netbeui.

You will not be able to printscreen on 1 pc and then recall it on the other.  When you invoke printscreen the image is copied into the clipboard of the local pc.  To send it to the other pc you'd have to open a graphics program, i.e. MS Paint, paste it, save it and send it through file sharing.

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How to do the same thing which I can do with netbeui. I mean dashboard or dektop sharing

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Without using netbeui

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leebrumbaugh earned 668 total points
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As stated previously, you'll probably need a crossover cable unless one of the NIC's can convert the bits themselves.  I know some Mac's can do that, you might have to look at their settings.  But if you don't want to use netbeui you're going to have have to put in some static IP's into them as well as the previous poster said.

For desktop sharing you could look at something like Synergy.: http://synergy-foss.org/

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