connecting computers

  David-189382 20:58 13 Jul 06
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is it possible to connect 2 computers, a laptop and desktop to transfer files between them? Preferably using something simple like a single cable. I have read about wireless networks and don't feel confident enough to try to set one up, my technical knowledge is not that good.If it is possible can you please explain how, step by step, in very simple language. and explain what equipment I need and where I can get it.

Thank you.

  ade.h 21:09 13 Jul 06

Use an RJ45 Ethernet cable to create an ad-hoc network, which requires little or no configuration apart from client firewall permissions.

See the Networking forum for more info.

  Devil Fish 21:13 13 Jul 06

The ethernet cable should be a crossover cable if you are linking the 2 machines without a router

assuming you are using xp on both run the network wizard on both machines

  MAJ 21:17 13 Jul 06

What type and size of files are you trying to transfer, Dr Wack? If they aren't too large you could upload them to some webspace then download them to the other computer, assuming they both have an internet connection. You could also use a Peer-to-Peer application like Frostfire (for example) to transfer from one computer to the other, again assuming both have an internet connection.

  MAJ 21:19 13 Jul 06

.......You could also use a Peer-to-Peer application like FrostWire...... click here

  ade.h 21:26 13 Jul 06

You don't need to run any wizards. Simply creating a share and configuring the firewalls is enough.

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