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Please help with networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kate38ca, Oct 9, 2008.

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  1. kate38ca

    kate38ca Thread Starter

    Oct 9, 2008
    I have a laptop computer with XP on it and a desktop with Vista on it. I've been trying for days to figure out how to set up a network between the two without success. Please help if you can. Thanks.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    The easiest way is to get a broadband router. With that you can also conveniently "share" a broadband internet connection.

    Other ways include connecting them directly with an ethernet cable (which must be a cross-over cable unless one port is auto-sensing) or via an ad-hoc wireless connection.

    If you tell us what networking adapters are on each PC and what your intended use of a network is maybe we could suggest the most convenient way for you.
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