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Valentine667

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:D I'm trying to create a simple connection from my desktop to my laptop to share a few files. I wud just use a cd disk but for some reason my re-writer has stoped working, so I thought about setting up a basic LAN connection with just a cable from one computer to the other.
Both have ethernet connections yet wen I try to set up a connection, neither computer can see each other nor find the connection.
Both are on XP.
Can anyone help me,
P.S noob at settin up networks so b gentle with the words lol <_<
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

When connecting two computers together directly, it requires a special network cable called a cross-over cable. You should be able to purchase one at any computer store.
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Thanks yeah I bought the wrong cable to start with so its my fault, but I'm doin another method.
partitioning my drive then wipe the other part keepin what i need on the other part.
but thanks for replyin so fast and the info ya did give me <_<
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