Linking a Desktop and Laptop

  Caroona 17:55 31 Oct 05
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Hi

I bought a new desktop and have a laptop. I want to network them so that I can share and transfer files. I've got a crossover cable. Can anyone kindly talk me thru what I have to do to connect them, please?

Thanks.

Caroona x

  PaulB2005 18:00 31 Oct 05

What cable do you have exactly? USB Crossover? Ethernet Crossover?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:40 31 Oct 05
  Caroona 12:53 01 Nov 05

Not sure. It's not the same as a USB connection. Both ends look similar to the internet/phone connections, but slightly bigger.

Thanks Fruit Bat, but I don't want to connect them both to the same internet, I want to network the computers so that I can transfer and share files.

  Batch 14:10 01 Nov 05

Try this - I haven't read it myself, but looks promising:
click here

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