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