Hi, i have a desktop running windows xp pro and a laptop running windows xp too...can u please tell me how i can connect them to share and trasnfer files withouth investing in a router.
please tell me wht type of cable would i need and wht additional softwar (if any) and settings needed to get them to share files.
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Re: connection b/w two computers w/o a router
You need a crossover CAT5 cable like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119153
It must be a crossover cable not a straight cable.
Plug one end into the LAN port of your desktop and the other into the LAN port of your laptop.
Go to the control panel and click the Network Icon, in the list on the left click "set up a home or small office network" the wizard will walk you through it, it is very easy.
You will need to think of a name for your network (MSHOME is the default setting) and use that name on both machines and you will have to give each machine a name.
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Hi. You are going to need two things for this to work. First, you need a wireless router, these usually run about $50-$60. Then after you get the router, you need a wireless usb adapter, so that the xp computer can receive the signal from the router.
Connect the lan cable from the cable modem that is currently attached to the vista computer to the router, then connect a lan cable from the router to the vista computer.
The xp computer is easier. After you have the router hooked up, just plug the usb adapter into the xp computer, install any software that comes with it, and after it install the drivers it will be able to connect to your router, and have wireless internet.
Make sure that you know the name of your router, that way you are connecting to the right one.
Even though Windows XP and 7 are different versions of Windows, you can still connect a computer running Windows 7 to an XP computer using Remote Desktop Connection. Remote Desktop Connection is a utility in Windows that allows you to log in to a remote computer directly from your computer's desktop. However, before you can use the utility on your Windows 7 computer, you must enable it on the Windows XP computer. To connect to the Windows XP computer, you also need to know the XP computer's name.
Enable Remote Desktop on the Windows XP Computer
Click "Start" on the Windows XP computer, and then right-click "My Computer."
Click "Properties" from the pop-up menu.
Click the "Remote" tab, and then click the "Allow Users to Connect Remotely to This Computer" check box.
Click "OK" to confirm the change when prompted on the pop-up window. Click "OK" on the open windows to close them.
Connect to the Windows XP Computer
Click "Start" on the Windows 7 computer, and then type "Remote Desktop Connection" in the search box. Press "Enter."
Click "Remote Desktop Connection" from the results list.
Type the name of the XP computer in the "Computer" box, and then click "Connect" to connect to the XP computer.
( Microsoft Support ) How to Use the Remote Desktop Feature of Windows XP Professional
You need to setup your new homegroup settings on your Windows 7 PC. Once you set this up you can copy to all your windows XP computers. This will put all the computers in sync. You can find the homegroup by going to the start menu and searching for homegroup. Please let me know if you have questions.
take off the ADHOC. chnage it to regular wirless conection. WEP/WES. connect the laptop to the wirless router.
configure the folders on the dekstop to "share" under the share and security tab. give a name that you can rementber and limited the number of user and their login rights. (desktop-must have a login for the share to work).
if you still haev problem setting this up, please repost on the thread.
Make sure domain settings to your server are correct on the notebook computer. These settings are located in the control panel of the system setting.
Whats the operating system of your server?
Make sure the firewall in windows security is turned off too. Sometimes that thing sneaks up on you.
I haven't used the home edition of Vista but another reason why it might not be working is because it isn't the business version. Microsoft might have added extra security to prevent the home version from connecting to a server. I know we use the business version of Vista at work and it is working that way on the intranet server without a problem.
The first thing I suspect is a malware infection (browser hijack).
Please try spybot and adaware.
Then get hijackthis and scan. Check for any funny looking entries and delete them.
Also, Go to tools, internet options, and delete browsing history (IE).
Go to tools, internet options ,connections, lan settings and make sure that nothing is checked.
please keep us posted.