Set up a home network.
Need router, and connection between router and Home computer and laptop.
Thats the best way, there is a way with a speacial USB cable and software.
And then there is - My wife runs programs on her desktop (Va) from a computer in Calif. using a VCN program and the internet
Here is a link on setting up a home networkhttp://www.pcworld.com/article/102461/how_to_set_up_your_home_network.html