How to connect TWO computers using ONE cable

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faraz27989

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Hello,

I have two computers - one desktop and one laptop, and one LAN cable. I have several large files on the desktop which I need to transfer to my laptop. How do I connect the two computers using a LAN cable so I can just copy and paste the files from one computer to another. I've seen it done so many times! hmmm.
Please help,

Faraz
 

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If you mean by connecting ethernet ports in each of the two computers, you connect a CROSS-OVER ethernet (CAT5) cable between them. And then "set up a home or small office network" with file and printer sharing.
 
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I am too having the same problem. Faraz any success, I am facing the same problem like you. Let me know if your problem was fixed.
 
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I would probably plug that one ethernet cord to a switch and you'll get four more ports. If you go with the cross-over solution you won't have access to your internet connection.
 
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