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Connect pc to laptop

Last response: in Networking
April 8, 2012 2:29:14 PM

How to connect desktop pc with window xp to laptop with window7 from LAN cable and transfer files fast?

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April 8, 2012 3:23:46 PM

You'll need a crossover ethernet cable. Then connect the two machines with the cable.
a c 248 D Laptop
April 8, 2012 9:45:38 PM

Hi :) 

Just to explain....what was said above is true...but its NOT a normal LAN need to buy a CROSSOVER ETHERNET cable or a converter...

All the best Brett :) 
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a b D Laptop
April 9, 2012 3:55:12 AM

Crossover Ethernet cables look like CAT5/6 Ethernet cables but are wired differently. They have RJ45 ends.
a b D Laptop
April 9, 2012 5:36:54 AM

If you connect to the Internet through a router, that can be the centre of your network of two computers - or a much higher nuber if you add any more. Once you made the connection - either using the advice above or through a router - you need to make some settings changes. Both machines need to be in the same Workgroup - check it Control Panel>System?Computer Name in the XP system and Control Panel>System>Advanced Settings in Windows 7. Both may already be WORKGROUP but if not, change accordingly.

Then in XP, simply run the Network Setup Wizard in Control Panel and in Windows 7 go to Control Panel>Network and Sharing Centre. Ignore the Homegroup option and go to Network. Click to share files and printers and change the setting requiring every computer to have a password.