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andrew12345

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hi, is it possible to connect a laptop to a pc using a cross over cable and make it so that when, for example on the laptop u type D: (for the cd drive), that you can access the cd in the pc from the laptop? ..... sorry dont really know the technical terms :tazz:
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you can connect two computers directly together....i'm pretty sure you can do this with a crossover cable, you would need to map the cd rom drive from the host computer to the slave computer....

just for clarification before we get too far into this...what are you trying to do?
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ok...map the cdrom....i dont know what u mean, i dont know much. im trying to setup my laptop, but the laptop doesnt have a cdrom drive or any usb ports. so i thot this could be an option. thanks
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What he means is "Map a Network Drive" to the CD-ROM on the other machine, then when you open the My Computer icon, you have a "Z" drive or whatever letter it happens to be, which is the CD_ROM on the remote computer
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