Thank you so much for your reply. I installed the crossover cable and ran the network set up. So I think now that I can't do what I want. I see the laptop in the wired network the same way I see it in the wireless network that I have. But I thought that connecting the two computers via a cable (1394 adapter or cross over cable) that I could see both computers the same way I see different externarl hard drives connected to the computer via USB port. The idea is that I want to make a backup of the laptop from the desktop using DriveClone ant this software does not see drives in the network.