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John Rhys

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I want to connect my Work Tablet PC ,XP, to my Home PC, also XP. I have connected them with an ethernet cable. The Local Area Connection on both say that their status is "Network cable unplugged, Firewalled". I have tried 2 new ethernet cables.

Both PCs are connected wirelessly to a BT home hub and can access the Internet.

Is it possible for me to connect the 2 computers with the ethernet cable so that I can access the hard drive of my Home computer on my Work computer?

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The Home Hub is effectively a router. You should be able to search for the other computer and it should show up without any need for any other wiring if both are connected to the same router wired or wireless.

Edited by Neil Jones, 22 June 2008 - 04:47 PM.

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Correct. The the computers connected to the hub will "see" each other. If they can access the Internet through the hub, they should connect with each other as well. Just make sure that you have file sharing turned on and the computers belong to the same workgroup.
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If you wish to use ethernet and not the router you have to have a crossover ethernet cable.
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