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    Exclamation Access localhost from other PC

    Hai,

    How to access the files of one PC from other PC through localhost using Ethernet Cable?
    Please guide me.
    Last edited by Yuva Raj; March 21st, 2013 at 10:02 PM.

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    Re: Access localhost from other PC

    Hi Yuva Raj.

    If you are not on a LAN (no router, not switch), you have s options:

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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    Re: Access localhost from other PC

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Hi Yuva Raj.

    If you are not on a LAN (no router, not switch), you have s options:

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    One of the first things stated in the Wikipedia article on ethernet crossover cables is that they are no longer necessary, plain cable woirk just as well

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    Re: Access localhost from other PC

    Quote Originally Posted by ofnuts View Post
    ... is that they are no longer necessary, plain cable woirk just as well
    Thanks. Good to know.

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    Re: Access localhost from other PC

    Quote Originally Posted by papibe View Post
    Hi Yuva Raj.

    If you are not on a LAN (no router, not switch), you have s options:

    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.
    First & foremost, thank u for ur rply

    I bought a cable. Then how should i proceed to next level? Settings please?

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    Re: Access localhost from other PC

    Connect the cables, turn on the PCs, and then assigned them static IPs.

    Here's an example: How to Set Up Ubuntu With a Crossover Cable. It should work on a regular cable too.

    Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

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