Problem connecting 2 PCs using an Ethernet cable

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    persian514

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    I'm having problems connecting two computers together using an Ethernet cable.

    I'm nearly sure i have no hardware problems because the two computers can communicate with the internet with no problem.



    One of the two computers is a PC using WindowsXP Pro

    The other is another PC using WindowsVistaHome.



    I know there are ways of connecting them wirelesssly, but for my desired job I need to be able to have these 2 PCs in the same network using an Ethernet cable.



    They are both in a workgroup called "WORKGROUP"



    The PC with WinXP is not able to detect the PC with Vista



    But on the PC with Vista , under "Network" the name of the PC with WinXP shows up under "Unspecified" but when i double-click on it to see the shared files/folder it give me an error :



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    When I click on diagnose, I get another error :



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    Thank you

    :D
     
    persian514, Aug 29, 2009
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    any help?

    i even tried buying a crossover ethernet cable and i still get the same error
     
    persian514, Aug 30, 2009
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