trying to create a peer-to-peer on surface pro and win 7

February 28, 2015 at 14:03:38
Specs: Windows 7
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 because my Windows 7 is 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?

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February 28, 2015 at 14:56:29
Well I think I figured it out. It looks like since the Surface Pro can be used in a client/server network setting it was set to a domain somehow. So I set it back to a work group and even though the Surface is still not able to ping the windows 7 machine I was able to transfer data.

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