Can someone answer this simple ?

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Harri85274, Feb 21, 2004.

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    Harri85274 Guest

    I need to know if one needs 2 displays in order to hookup a simple P2P network
    with a crossover cable?
     
    Harri85274, Feb 21, 2004
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    CJT Guest

    I don't think you need _any_ displays to make the hookup, but the
    result might not be interesting.

    Be a bit more specific about what you're trying to accomplish.
     
    CJT, Feb 21, 2004
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    Jon_Hildrum Guest

    No, you do not.

    However, it is difficult to set something up without being able to see what
    is happening. You could boot both machines and move the display from one to
    the other to set it up , verify setup and ensure everything is working.

    After it is working, use the display for the machine you want to use.
     
    Jon_Hildrum, Feb 21, 2004
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    Harri85274 Guest

    No, you do not.

    However, it is difficult to set something up without being able to see what
    is happening. You could boot both machines and move the display from one to
    the other to set it up , verify setup and ensure everything is working.

    After it is working, use the display for the machine you want to use.
    I thought so, as I was trying to do this. It was really a pain. One computer
    sees itself, mainly I think, because the other computer is off. I can't have
    them both on at the same time with just one display. So they can't 'shake
    hands' as it were. The other machine which is XP, says its disconnected..again,
    I'm assuming its because both of them are not on at one time. How can one
    verify that all is well, considering this scenario? Thanks btw for answering:)
     
    Harri85274, Feb 21, 2004
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    Mark Dormer Guest

    You can run a computer without a display plugged in, no problem whatsoever.
    Start them both up and see if you can see one from the other.

    It doesn't hurt to move the monitor between machines when they are turned
    on.

    Regards
    Mark Dormer


    answering:)
     
    Mark Dormer, Feb 21, 2004
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    Rich/rerat Guest

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    You can run a computer without a display plugged in, no problem whatsoever.
    Start them both up and see if you can see one from the other.

    It doesn't hurt to move the monitor between machines when they are turned
    on.

    Regards
    Mark Dormer


    answering:)
     
    Rich/rerat, Feb 21, 2004
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    Supertech Guest

    You " can and or may " cause damage to the video card or to the monitor by
    moving the cable while "hot". There is nothing worse than cooking a $200.00
    video card or your 19" display when you can have prevented it. the switch
    would then allow you to trouble shoot your problem with out frying anything.
    It would also allow you to run both systems at the same time for normal
    operations and file sharing. You can purchase a video switch like the
    Linksys ProConnect® Integrated KVM 2-Port Switch for about $40.00 or a kvm
    from Belkin, or one of the other manufactures out there.

    Good Luck,

    Supertech
     
    Supertech, Feb 22, 2004
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