Can I connect laptops with an ehternet cable or USB Tags: Configuration Laptops Connection USB Cable Optical Media Windows 7 Last response: June 20, 2010 11:23 PM in Windows 7 Share Anonymous a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 June 20, 2010 8:48:41 PM Hello, How can I connect a mini to a full laptop in order to use the big laptop's optical drive? Or can I not? More about : connect laptops ehternet cable usb The_Prophecy a b D Laptop a c 215 $ Windows 7 June 20, 2010 9:20:27 PM You could always mark the optical drive as a network share and connect to it over the network, without have to mess with any cables... It will probably be a little slower (unless both computers have wireless N network adapters) than connecting the drive directly to the desired system, but it should still do the trick. m 0 l Jonmor68 a b D Laptop a b $ Windows 7 June 20, 2010 11:08:14 PM Have you thought of transfering the contents of the cd/dvd onto a usb stick for use on your mini. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer LePhuronn a b $ Windows 7 June 20, 2010 11:23:36 PM and if you don't have a router or hub or anything you can use a crossover ethernet cable and connect the two network ports directly for a bit of peer-to-peer action. http://www.makeitsimple.com/how-to/simple.htm A VERY old guide (like 12 years old) but the principles are still exactly the same. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How can I connect to my netgear wireless router without and ehternet cable Forum Can I connect a pc or laptop to a monitor with a USB - VGA monitor cable Forum Can I connect to the internet using a usb cable from my laptop to broadband router as my wireless card does not exist accordin Forum Can i connect my laptop with usb cable to internet Forum How i can connect my pc to LAPTOP WITH USB CABLE Forum Connect a laptop with desktop using usb cable Forum SolvedHello, i have 5 laptops, ethernet cable, and a usb modem. but i dont have a wireless router or any router at all. Forum I have connected my mobile to laptop through usb cable and i had shut down the Forum Need USB to Ehternet adapter for Win 7 64 bit Forum Why in my hp pavilion laptop using windows 7 32 bit when i connect the usb cabl Forum Connecting Laptop to a Pc through USB cable Forum SolvedI have a dell laptop and the screen is no use anymore but when I connect my other monitor by the vca cable and close the lid i Forum how to connect internet in windows 8 using usb cable?? Forum Solvedmy nokia 5800 connected via usb cable to pc suite my phone touch screen broken i want to switch on bluetooth any 1 help me Forum Ehternet and Wireless LAN only work when laptop is on AC power Forum Solvedhow to connect Windows XP PC and windows7 laptop via LAN Cable ?? Forum SolvedNeed cable for OMEGA Z100S2 to connect to a modern MACBook or Laptop Forum Solvedhow do i connect one laptop to another laptop via vga cable Forum SolvedCrossover Cable,Connect 2-3 pc & laptop togethers Forum my keyboard wire is ps/2 cable and it not working well then i cut the wire and connect a usb wire Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !