my desktop runs win xp pro [no service pack ] and my laptop runs win xp home [sp2] and i wanna create a wired network between the both. i hav everything ready; a cat5 cross-over cable, all hard-disks and partitions and printers set to full level5 sharing, all firewalls removed or disabled. now all i wanna do is create a good workin network that will allow me to seamlessly browse,move and edit files and use printers over the network. i want to either connect both directly [from one ethernet port to another] or thru my Siemens Speedstream 6520 [not sure if it also works as a hub..]. i've tried a lot but i was always unsuccessful. i even tried the guides on GeeksToGo but to no avail. i really really need help as soon as possible, and i need it step by step so that i can report each and every difficulty that i might face.
plz plz PLZ help a fellow geek in deep, hot water. i always wanted a home network, but now i
i know u all will understand