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Hi guys, hopefully u can help me out. I have dowloaded a bunch of videos onto my computer and i want to burn them. However i have a DVD burner on my new laptop and i want to transfer the files over to my new laptop without having to re-download them. is there anyway i can do this? i tried setting up a network and following the step by step proceedure but it said i can only netowrkd 1MB. Can sombodu help me.

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Are you trying to network your PC and your laptop through a router/hub or direct connection?
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well i didnt actually have my laptop plugged into my router, i was using the wireless feature. im not sure if that is wut u were asking
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Wireless feature? You mean using the infrared port on your laptop?
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Well i have a wireless router which allows me to log onto the internet with my laptop from anywhere in the house becasue the router sends out the signal. So i had my laptop just sitting on my bed, connected to the internet with no cables attached to it. and i had my other computer in front of me. IS there a way to send all my files from my home computer to my laptop?
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Yes, if they are both connected to the wireless router (obviously the PC is wired and your laptop is not). What you need to do is make sure both computers are in the same WORKGROUP (i call the workgroup WORKGROUP). To do this, in XP right click on My Computer and go to properties. Then click on the 'Computer Name' tab and click the button that says 'Change'. Make sure the radio button 'Workgroup' is selected and type in 'WORKGROUP'. Click OK, and then APPLY and OK, then restart the computer when prompted to. Do this for both computers.

You also need to check and make sure that you have file & printer sharing for microsoft networks in your network properties. I wouls say how to do this now, but I have to leave and go pick up a computer since im at work :tazz:

If you have any problems, post em here and I'll reply when I get back.
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Oh, after you do all of the stuff in my previous post, you need to share the folder that has the data you want to transfer from your PC to your laptop. just right click on the folder and select sharing.
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I think i got it to work. i can now view the files that i downloaded with my home computer on my laptop. Thanx alot for your help. ONe more question for you. THe reason i was doing this was so i can burn all the Rock Star: INXS shows onto DVD. if the file is a .XVID file. do u know wut i need to do to convert these files so i can burn them to DVD? is there a certain program i need to download?

Hopefully you can help me with this last question. If you Cant, thanx alot for all the help u have given me to network my computers.

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Unfortunately I cannot tell you how to do this
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