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Connecting Laptop to desktop How ?
Tunnel_Rat 
19/8/08 1:47:31 AM
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Hi people just got a new laptop and would like to connect it some how to the desktop.Can this be done without using a server ?
I would like to be able to come home and update word pages on my desktop with ones that I did on the laptop at work. At the moment I copy it to a flash drive then onto my desktop.

thx
Rat


Edited by Tunnel_Rat: 19/8/2008 01:48:32 AM

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eckythump 
19/8/08 1:56:06 AM
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There'd be a couple of ways of doing this.

Do you have an ADSL/broadband router with a couple of switch ports? If so, just plug both machines into that and setup Windows file sharing. This assumes the router is handing out IPs via DHCP.

If you don't have a router, you'll either need to connect the two machines together with a crossover cable running from the network port on one to the other, or connect both into a hub/switch. With this setup you'll need to manually assign IP addresses to both machines network interfaces. I would recommend using the address range of 192.168.0.x where x can be 1-254, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Give each machine a unique address, and then setup Windows file sharing.

The third option is wireless. Which will reqire a wireless card i nyour PC, and also in your laptop (though it probably already has one). Then you'll have to setup an ad-hoc wireless network. I have no idea how you do this. :) Again you'd need to manually assign IP addresses and then setu pWindows file sharing.

These instructions are deliberately vague, as I'm not going into detail about every possible scenario. See how you go with the above info, get back with the method you've tried, and some more detail about your network setu pand you'll get some more useful help. Google is also your friend.

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Tunnel_Rat 
19/8/08 11:33:53 PM
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Thanks for the info.
I have a new Broadband Belkin N wireless Router that has 4 x computer ports.So I will give your first option a go thanks.

Rat

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3DMark05 = 14568
AMD Athlon64 X2 4400
Leadtek 7800GTX 490/1310 x 2 SLI
ASUS A8N-SLI-Premium
2GB pqi 3200 turbo
2x 250WDSata II in Vantec Vortex coolers Raid 0
Thermairight XP-90C TT Silent Cat 90mm
Themaltake Power Station 52

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