Connect a laptop to a PC

  faylynne 11:17 28 Sep 2007
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Is there a way I can connect my laptop running XP to an old PC running XP Pro, to avoid the need to buy a monitor/keyboard/mouse?

  techie4me 11:36 28 Sep 2007

Use a crossover cable from one network port to another.
Then use the Network Setup Wizard within The Control panel.

  faylynne 12:51 28 Sep 2007

thanks, is there a particular type of crossover cable needed (there are varying price ranges), and does it matter if the laptop and pc have different OS's?
It sounds a simple procedure, am I missing something? :)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:11 28 Sep 2007

Crossover cable click here

  techie4me 17:42 28 Sep 2007

Sorry should have added a link.
Try Maplin @ click here

  faylynne 09:10 30 Sep 2007

thanks for your help:)

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