Transfering file with a straight through cable

By Amigosdefox
Mar 10, 2009
  1. I want to transfer files between an xp pc and a vista laptop. I only have straight through cables but I was wondering if you can tell the network card to work as crossover. Any feedback is appreciated.
  2. gguerra

    gguerra TS Guru Posts: 319

    Not on any network card that I have seen. Either get a crossover cable or a cheap $10 switch.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    I don't think you can tell a card to do that. But some cards (and all NICs in Apple computers for probably the past 5+ years) can deal with a straight.

    Just pick up a cheap crossover, or find someone with crimpers and ends and cut off one of the ends and make your own.
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