Using a crossover cable is the way to do it, unless your NIC's have the ability to use Auto-MDIX.
Some new cards do I think..
About your second thing with the IP addresses, what are you trying to do?
They are in range so if you are trying to ping from one computer to the other with these addresses it should work, unless you have a firewall on your computers that blocks ICMP. (like the XP SP2 built-in)
This document gives several answers on frequently asked questions for PFRv3 channel state behavior.
Q1: What are all the channel operational states from a BR (border role) perspective and what are the rules/conditions to be in each st...
The need was to reach an host inside a LAN through a VPN connection managed by the LAN gateway (Cisco 1921).
The LAN gateway performs NAT and there was a dedicate nat rule for the host i wanted to reach through VPN.
I couldn't connect to the hos...
We have 3 identical switches configured by someone else and would like to claim some of the Gigabit ports(G1/G2/G3/G4) for use on servers. When we try to change the wiring and configuration, we run in to connectivity issues. Attached is a des...