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Old 02-16-09, 20:47
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Default Crossover cable between XP and Ubuntu laptops

This is not exactly using a crossover cable. The XP laptop has a network card to switch automatically between normal and crossover mode, so I coud use either CAT5e normal or CAT5e crossover.

I have successfully linked the two when the dual-boot Ubuntu/XP is running XP:
  1. I had setup both computers to the same domain and different computer names (needs to be done only once if never used with other networks)
  2. Connect regular cable (remember, I have a auto-crossover network card)
  3. Enable both Ethernet connections and wait for them to become "Limited or no connectivity"
  4. "Repair" the Ethernet connection on one laptop and wait for it to become "Limited or no connectivity" (1)
  5. Try to browse for the other computer. (I did via. the connect network drive dialog's search method)
(1) I don't recall having not tried this step and whether it worked or not. I also don't want to try right now (I'd have to restart the dual-boot Ubuntu/XP and go into XP to try).

I'm now trying to hook up the auto-crossover XP computer to the dual-boot while its running Ubuntu.
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