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 212 $ 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. 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. 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIntermittent WIrless Connection - Samsung R510 Laptop ForumEthernet--Cables Good, But Will Not Connect ForumWired and wireless network ForumHow to share cable internet connection using phone/data outlets ForumNeed USB to Ehternet adapter for Win 7 64 bit ForumIs motherboard toast? Need help diagnosing issues ForumEhternet and Wireless LAN only work when laptop is on AC power ForumCan i connect my laptop with usb cable to internet ForumNetworking error ForumEthernet or USB network connection to TV ForumD-Link DSM-G600 NAS ForumJust finished installing AP and wireless PCs can't get to .. ForumDirect connect from a cable box to a laptop ForumBrand new built comp, XPx64 = massive problems ForumConnect a laptop with desktop using usb cable ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumCan't highlight text in IE and words, drag (copy) cell in excell issue ForumHelp with upgrading from XP to 7 ForumWindows 7 boots but no communication with mouse and keyboard Forum[Solved] Help with uninstalled ATI Catalyst on Gateway computer need to reinstall More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !