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hArLtRoN
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I have all the supplies to make a crossover cable (crimper, cable, connectors).

My question is how do I share the internet from DESKTOP A to DESKTOP B with a crossover cable?

DESKTOP A has a wireless card and DESKTOP B doesn't.

DESKTOP A is running Windows 7 and DESKTOP B is running Linux Mint.

I am going to put Windows 7 on DESKTOP B but I want to have internet first.

Any help is appreciated.

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CompWiz
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Once your crossover cable is all set and done share your Windows connection.

Once in network and sharing center click on "change adapter settings" towards your left hand side.

Assuming you're connecting wirelessly on the Win7 PC right-click on the wireless connection>click on the sharing tab and check the box to enable sharing(underneath that option you might have to choose Local Area Connection).

After that, connect the crossover cable to the machines and if you played the cards right you should be able to have internet access on both machines.

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hArLtRoN
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I'm running into a problem. The 1st image is what Windows 7 shows and Linux has the connected symbol in the "start bar" but no internet connectivity.

This is how I wired each end

I've restarted both computers just to see if it did anything.

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CompWiz
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Are you getting a typical 'no connection' error in the Linux machine?

Can you tell that the NIC cards on the machines are flickering?

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hArLtRoN
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This is what Linux shows:

The NIC light on the Wireless desktop is solid orange and the NIC light on Linux is a solid greenish/orange

Flashing light orange on Wireless desktop flash green on Linux

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CompWiz
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Sounds like you may have something configured wrong in the Linux side...do you know how get the ip address through terminal? I forgot..sorry. Will look into it though.

Can you post an image for your wireless connection's 'properties' window(where you enabled sharing)?

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hArLtRoN
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$ /sbin/ifconfig displays IP info.

Give me a min to get info from Linux

Will post share image in one sec.

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hArLtRoN
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hArLtRoN
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CompWiz
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ip address seems correct.

Try rebooting all your devices including your internet devices such as modem and/or router..(if you haven't tried)

You have the 'check' the box underneath the other option.

Look at this;

http://www.techtipsgeek.com/sh.....ble/13365/

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hArLtRoN
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I can't reboot router and stuff because my step-dad is doing school work.

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hArLtRoN
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Here is IP on Windows PC

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CompWiz
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And you are able to go online in the Windows PC correct?

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GuiltySpark
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Harltron ,

I don't think what you're trying is possible.

But the crossover cabling is wrong anyway, what you need to do is completely reverse the ends for example let's say you are using 4 wires (just coz its easier to write).

Blue.
White.
Brown.
Orange.

The other end would be...

Orange.
Brown.
White.
Blue.

However I'm not sure if it makes a difference with net connection (as I said before I don't think its possible this way), but you only need the two end wires in this case :

Blue.
-
-
Orange.

Orange.
-
-
Blue.

The wires in between are irrelevant in a standard crossover.

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hArLtRoN
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Yes. I have been posting from the Windows 7 PC.

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hArLtRoN
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I will change the wire order and post back.

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CompWiz
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GS, it is possible. I have a Win7 sharing its connection to a XP machine via crossover cable.

This is how your crossovercable should look like;

http://www.howtogeek.com/89309.....ork-cable/

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hArLtRoN
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@CompWiz,
My cable looks like the one in the link you provided

@GS,
I will still try your suggestion with the wire order to see if it makes a difference.

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CompWiz
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hArLtRoN, actually it's different.

Look closely at the on to the right in the link I provided.

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GuiltySpark
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Harltron ,

The way I suggested is for standard crossovers, network crossovers may well be different as CompWiz points out.

@ CompWiz ,

I have never tried to link two machines in this way so was unsure (cheers mate), but I was thinking along the lines of two very different OSs running through the windows drivers, its an interesting experiment. :)

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