Connecting laptop to PC

  Bigbite 14:09 16 Jan 2006

I have wirless network comprising 2 laptops and one PC, with Netgear Router. Am able to share files/folders across all computers.

To transfer a large file from a laptop to the PC is proving impossible over the wireless connection, it cuts out after about five minutes.

How do I connect with a cable, ie which cable and what changes do I need to make to the settings?

  Forum Editor 14:44 16 Jan 2006

(you can buy one from any computer shop)into the laptop's LAN port and the other end into one of the router's LAN ports - there will be four at the back of the Netgear.

Then disable your laptop's wireless adapter.

That's all you'll need to do.

  Bigbite 16:16 16 Jan 2006

Sorry to appear stupid, but do I need to have a cable between the router and the PC as well.

I will do what you have suggested but I would hate to have go to the computer shop twice to get another cable.

Someone has suggested the fastest connection is with the firewire port. Is that true.

  dms05 16:28 16 Jan 2006

Do you mean all your networking is over WiFi (ie none of your computers are connected to the WiFi Router by cable)?

  Bigbite 19:40 16 Jan 2006

Yes thats it exactly

  Bigbite 07:12 17 Jan 2006

When you get down to basics I am trying to find out how to connect two computers, one laptop running XP(SP2) and one PC running XP(SP1), over a firewire connection. The ethernet connection/port on the PC does not work.

  DrScott 09:34 17 Jan 2006

That's a shame. A crossover cable between your laptop and PC would have enabled a nice rapid transfer of the file you needed. Perhaps buy a new ethernet card for your PC? They're very cheap!

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