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communication between one pc and one laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by theo, Sep 22, 2004.

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  1. theo

    theo Thread Starter

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    How can i make one desktop pc and one laptop to communicate each other?
    The desktop has 2000Pro and is connecting to the Internet.The laptop(DEll Latitude cpx) has 2000 XP and is the one that i want to connect.The laptop has the Dell fast ethernet ( 10/100 ) base -tx pc card, and the desktop has the respective card as well. Could you please tell me what else i had to do.
    Thank you!
     
  2. Triple6

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    Do you also wish to share a highspeed Internet Connection? Also is your current internet connection using the Ethernet connection? These will determine the best solution for your problem.

    If the above items are not true in your case, then all you need to do is buy one ethernet crossover cable and setup a few settings on both machines, such as Workgoup, file sharing, IP addresses. If you want both to be on the internet at the same, and you have a Ethernet Broadband modem, then you should invest in a Router to create the network.
     
  3. theo

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    Thanks for your quick reply!!
    I bought the ethernet crossover cable as you recommended,and i am ready now to follow instructions about the '' few settings on both machines '' as you mentioned.
    Thanks a lot!!
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