please help. cant connect laptop to pc

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deltuna

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hi there. i'm trying to connect my laptop to pc but cant seem to do it. i was advised in pcworld to use an ethernet cable so i bought one. just got home and tried to connect but no joy. on the laptop i set up a new connection and made it the 'guest' and typed in the name of my pc etc. on my pc i followed the connection wizard. on my pc in network connecions there is a pc icon with 'incoming connections/no clients connected'. on my laptop under direct it syas my pc's name/disconnected/commuinications cable between two computers.

any help is much appreciated
 

deltuna

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thanks for the help etaf. i really need to sort this coz it's actually my dad's laptop he's over from spain and goe's back tommorow and i wanted to transfer a load of software and films etc.
the cable is a belkin CATe5 crossover patch cable
 

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when i try and connect from my laptop i get the error message "error 777. the connection attempt failed because the modem(or other connecting device) on the remote computer is out of order"
 

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so you need to have TCP/IP on both PC under network connections
You should also have file and printer sharing
you may need netbuie but maybe OK with XP
my connections - right click on the lan - properties - list is there
check both PC's

you need to share the harddrive on the PC you are trying to connect to

do you use user names and passwords
do you know the workgroups the PC are in


as its so urgent - it maybe better to buy a USB flash memory 1GB or use a CDRW/DVDRW and just copy them
 

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i have tried all these and ensured that tcp/ip is on both laptop and pc. i tried map network drive avenue but get an error message the network path **** could not be found. i have followed the instructions to configure laptop to pc in 'laptops for dummies' yet it still wont connect. when i put my cross over cable into my live box from the laptop i can access the internet but when i remove the live box eternet cable from the pc and put the crossover ethernet fro laptop to pc it wont connect. i have tried turning off firewalls. i have deleted connections and run wizard again trying com1 and lpt from laptop but nothing......please help
 
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What firewalls are installed? If you have Norotn or Mcafee products, more than likley they have one running also.

Try this:
Give each machine a static IP Address say 192.168.1.1 & .2
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS Server: 192.168.1.1
WorkGroup name must match
and if the firewall are off, you shoud be able to map to:

\\192.168.1.1\C$ from .2 and \\192.168.1.2\C$ from .1

Turn off simple File File Sharing (My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View>Scroll all the way to the bottom)
 
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