How can I link my laptop to my desktop?

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Is there a way using Firewire, to link my laptop computer to my desktop computer, to transfer massive amounts of data between the two?
 
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Easiest way would be a crossover cable and connect both ethernet ports. I don't know of any way firewire could do that. There is a very expensive special usb cable that works with programs like intellimover to do it, but the ethernet is the easiest.
 

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I don't know what a "crossover" cable is, but I tried an Ethernet (category 5) cable, and nothing happened.

How exactly does this Ethernet connection thing work?
 
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The way I have done what you want transferring info from one computer to another, is I use a USB thumb drive. Down load from one and upload to the other.
Good luck
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I said "massive amounts". My USB flash drive only holds 4GB.
Video files, the DVD burner on my desktop isn't working correctly, so I wanna transfer the files so I can use my laptop's DVD burner.
 
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