Connecting a new computer to an old computer

  livewire 11:45 05 Apr 2004

Hi All!

I was wondering if you could help me again?

I have just brought my self an Rj45 cable to connect my new laptop to an old computer. I knew it would work beccuase the very helpful sales assistant said so, but als when i got home I plugged the cable into my laptop with success. However when I tried to connect it to my old computer- the cable did not fit! Closer inspection reealed that the symbol on each connector was different my Laptop had two symbols. One with a network symbol with one computer branching out into two more and the other to be a telephone icon/square like icon.
The old computer only had 2 telephone/square like symbols.

Lost already?- I know I am!

If you were able to understand all the garble above could you please direct how I could perhaps these two computers?

Many Thanks

Live Wire

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 11:50 05 Apr 2004

Does the old pc have a Lan slot? i think this is what you need.


  SANTOS7 11:52 05 Apr 2004

click here this might be what your looking for [email protected]

  livewire 11:58 05 Apr 2004

Thanks for the link Santos, but unfortunetly I dont have any spare serial ports. :(

IS there any other conversion I could use?

My Laptop Has an SIS 900-Based PCI fast ethernet adapter.

While my Desktop Pc Has- A Communication cable between two computers (as Device manager reports?)

  livewire 11:59 05 Apr 2004

Also my Laptop also has a 1394 Net Adapter

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 12:04 05 Apr 2004

There are add on cards you can get but again the old mobo has to support them pci ones might work

click here


  livewire 12:06 05 Apr 2004


User: Generic

I Have stored some screenshots if they are any use.

Thanks for you help so far!

  livewire 12:09 05 Apr 2004

Thanks Nickname!

Is this the Item of which I would need?
click here

Also the address above was

click here


  livewire 12:18 05 Apr 2004

Thanks, I have just contacted my local PC World store to confirm the adapter you suggested Nickname- They said they currently have the item in stock and I will head down to Pc World some time this week.

Thanks For all your support!

Live Wire!

  Â ÑÌÇKÑÂMË 12:31 05 Apr 2004

The link you supplied gives a timed out ftp folder error have you linked it to the web or your pc,lol.


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