How to Connect Lan between Mepis 8 and Mepis 6.5

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How to Connect Lan between Mepis 8 and Mepis 6.5

#1 Postby grasshopper » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:47 pm

Desktop has Mepis 6.5
HP Pav. laptop has Mepis 8

I have the LAN cable hooked up between the two. I've played with mepis network assistant, etc. I can find no icons that say "setup local area network" or anything like that.

Question: What do I have to do to get these two computers to see one another and exchange files?
Something quick and simple.

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Re: How to Connect Lan between Mepis 8 and Mepis 6.5

#2 Postby GoManutd » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:49 pm

unless it's a special cross over ethernet cable, you won't be able to get them to communicate without a router.

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Re: How to Connect Lan between Mepis 8 and Mepis 6.5

#3 Postby lucky9 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:08 am

Unless you have FireWire (and a cable) available on both computers.

Probably easier using GoManutd's suggestion. Pretty sure that a crossover cable (depending on length) would be less expensive than a router. Here's some examples:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... ossover%29

They won't be much more in a Brick&Mortar. You need a crossover cable.
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