connecting 2 computers?

  silverdragon4 19:12 06 Apr 2007

i have an XP computer and an XP Laptop.
I want to connect the 2 together so i can share files. I have a cable from pc world and they said all i have to do is set it up...but i dont know how.

Can someone walk me through how I set up a network between my pc and laptop?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:21 06 Apr 2007

several ways to connect.

do you have a router to connect to the internet or an ADSL modem?

do you know what the cable PC WORLD gave you is crossover or patch cable?

  silverdragon4 19:29 06 Apr 2007

I have an ADSL connection, The cable is a CAT5e Crossover Patch Cable

  Belatucadrus 19:46 06 Apr 2007

The obvious way is to connect the machines, then chose one and run The Network setup wizard. It's in All programs / accessories / communication then just follow instructions, the walkthrough is fairly easy to follow.
Network cables aren't hot swappable so you'll need to connect them before booting the computers.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:42 06 Apr 2007

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