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 Need USB to Ehternet adapter for Win 7 64 bit Forum I have connected my mobile to laptop through usb cable and i had shut down the Forum Why in my hp pavilion laptop using windows 7 32 bit when i connect the usb cabl Forum USB extension cable on continues connect/disconnect loop Forum SolvedI have a SATA to usb cable plugged into my laptop usb port. I'm trying to get all the stuff off my old desktop Hard Drive. The Forum Connecting Laptop to a Pc through USB cable Forum SolvedIs it possible to share ethernet cable connected internet using a usb wi-fi adapter? Forum Ehternet and Wireless LAN only work when laptop is on AC power Forum how to connect internet in windows 8 using 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 SolvedFor wi-fi ethernet how is the connection made. Do I need and ethernet to USB cable and a USB wi-fi antenna? 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 SolvedMy pictures are on the camera but when i connect the sd card using USB cabl or reader to pc it tells me the file is empty Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !