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Cyberstud

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Hi,

I appologize for my poor english, I'm from the Netherlands
It's driving me crazy that I cannot find the help I need in all the available forums and Windows help-topics.

This is my setup:
1 PC with Windows XP
1 Router
1 Laptop
The PC is connected with the Router trough a LAN-cable.
The laptop connects with the router through a wireless connection.
The router is connected with the Internet through an ADSL-cable.
The laptop and the PC can connect with the internet without problems.

I want to connect the PC with the laptop so I can use the printer wich is connected to the PC from the laptop. I also want to be able to use file's on the other drive's.
I've tried to make a small office network, but then I have to choose to make the PC the central computer through which the laptop connects to the internet. But I don't want that, I want to use the internet from the laptop when the PC is shut off. Like it is now.
And then it ends. Nowhere can I find how to use the Router to connect the PC with the laptop without detouring the laptop.

Can anyone help me with this?
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abneb217

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Hi Cyberstud,

You should have posted this in the Networking section of the site - probably would have gotten a quicker response.

Anyway, if you haven't done so yet, I would start by reading this excellent NETWORKING GUIDE by Spacecowboy.

If that doesn't help, does your laptop also have XP?
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Cyberstud

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Hi Abneb,

Thanks! I'll try it tomorrow (Its getting late here)

I'll let you know how it went.
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