Crossover cable connection between 2 computers.

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at
Sat Mar 14 12:13:09 UTC 2009

> No kidding. Please go back and read it carefully. Read it, don't copy
> it. Now, why do you think that it didn't work?
I take this to mean the numbers?  OK, I have screwed around enough with 
my settings trying to figure how to get a connection, I can't remeber 
which computer is 100 and which is 101.  I have tried and 
I have tried and with one I get transferred to a google 
page that says "my computer" the other "foreing writing (oriental)"  I 
am reading 2 responses down from this one right now, where it says $ 
ping  Should I type in ping 'my computer' then instead of 
the numbers?
>> What happens if I have a connection?  Does the audio make a pinging
>> sound, do bells ring, flashing lights, pretty girls come on the screen,
>> what?  I am not connected though, am I.
> You will get a list of response times from the host, like this:
> $ ping
> PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=242 time=175 ms
> 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=242 time=178 ms
> 64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=242 time=175 ms
> You can stop them with Ctrl-C. Or, set your machine to only do two, like this:
> $ ping -c 2
I apologize for my confusion, but here it says ping -c 2
Is that a correct command or should it be 'ping -c 2 ?  I 
must drive you nuts with my crossed-brain thinking.  I don't know 
whether I don't think enough, or over-think a problem, or am stupid.

Additionally, when I get this right and type in '$ ping -c 2' properly, is this command remembered in the 
computer, or if I need to do the 'ping' request again, will I need to 
reenter the command, or will the computer already be instructed to only 
ring twice?  To remember to redo it or to remember the ctrl ? command, I 
won't be able to remember, because it takes several repetitive actions 
with anything to remember anymore.

And how do I add the reference to your Idea about networking to the 
bottom of my List responses?
> Of course, pinging google like I did in the previous example won't
> help you, you need to ping the address of the second computer.
My guess is that because I don't have a .com for my other computer, I 
will have to enter the numbers, correct?


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