|So I have the Windows 7 desktop machine that I custom built and a Surface Pro. I created a crossover RJ-45 Cat 5e in my A+ certification training class. So I wanted to try and create a Peer-to-Peer with the crossover at my home. But since the Surface Pro doesn't have a NIC I bought a USB adapter. I was able to check that the adapter worked with a regular RJ-45 Cat 5e when I connected to my router I was able to access the internet.|
So then I attached my crossover to my Windows 7 and the Surface Pro. (FYI When I built the crossover in class I tested it with a cable tester and it came back with 1 to 3, 2 to 6, 3 to 1, and 6 to 2) Once I connected the crossover my Windows 7 machine was able to ping my Surface Pro, even though my Surface Pro had APIPA. So I changed my IPv4 on my Surface Pro to 192.168.0.4 because my Windows 7 is 192.168.0.3. But I still was not able to ping my Windows 7 machine.
But for some reason on the Windows 7 machine I saw my Surface Pro on the network. So I tried to transfer some files but it said I did not have the rights. So I checked the sharing settings on the Pro and everything was good.
Is there something I am missing? Is the Surface even capable of accepting a crossover?