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Problem Networking computer to anything but the internet


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figolamingo

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If anyone could help i would greatly appreciate it, spent a few hours pulling my hair out last night. Quite a long post and i apologise.

I recently purchased a lap top with my girlfriend. For the time being she is going to keep the laptop at her house, and her desktop will be kept at mine (don't ask).

I already have a desktop at home.

I now have her desktop set up at my house as well. I am attempting to connect her desktop, to my desktop or the laptop (not at the same time) with a crossover/ethernet cable.

Both desktops have XP with SP2.

The laptop has Vista Home Premium.

I successfully connected the laptop to my desktop, and have also connected the laptop to my internet connection.

I successfully connected her desktop to my internet connection.

The problem i am having is that i cannot connect her desktop to the laptop or my desktop. When connected to either of these the LAN network says it has little or no connectivity (as i have no router or anything yet, when two computers are connected to each other, they have no internet connection)

I'm at work at the minute as i didn't think of coming on here last night so if you think you could help, let me know what other information you need and i will post later

Thanks in advance
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i'll tell you right off...that networking with a crossover is more difficult than it should be hehe

are you planning on getting a router any time soon? also what's the purpose of connecting the PC's directly to each other?
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I'm not sure if i'll be getting a router or not yet. At the moment all i'm trying to do is tranfer my girlfriends files from her desktop to our laptop.

I may decide to set up a network with both hers and my desktops, and a shared internet connection but not just yet.

When we move in together (not for a while on the very slight chance she's reading this :) ) i'll be creating a network for all three of them.

I've never had a problem connecting anything with a crossover before so this has kinda got me stumped.

Also if i get her desktop working then i'll probably end up connecting the two for some network gaming.

Edited by figolamingo, 27 September 2007 - 10:38 AM.

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if you're not actually networking anything...just transfering files and settings...you could get a usb file transfer cable like this http://catalog.belki...oduct_Id=275561 and just use that...

or you could invest in an external hard drive to transfer the files
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