Can I connect my laptop to my desktop?

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hillclimber

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Is there any way to connect my laptop to my desktop? Both are Dell, with XP home systems. I have about 400 digital photos downloaded onto my laptop, and no cd burner, and only a dial-up connection. The last time I tried transferring my files I had only about 50 photos, and it took all night and most of the next day. I've seen references to networking printers and the like. Is it possible to link the two computers somehow? (The desktop has a CD burner and DSL.) Thanks for any help you can give me, y'all.
 
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If both computers have network cards, you can plug one end of a crossover cable into each computer, do a little configuration, and have a network for transferring files.

Some other options are USB or Parallel Cable networks. If you will be connecting the computers a lot, you could pick up a router and have a real network.
 

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Thanks, Brendandonhu. What will I need to do once my two computers are hooked together?
 
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