I have a laptop & a pc both on XP Home. I have bought a belkin connector that plugs into both for direct file exchange. I have plugged into both internet ports. I don't need to be online at the same time. I have tried via wizard on both, selecting both guest then host on several attempts. Keeps coming up Error modem. Both laptop & pc work on broadband no problem. Is this poss a firewall issue? Please advise & many thanks.
Not sure about all these terms. I believe it is a cross over cable...bought specifically for this job. I use the same modem for both laptop & pc but diconnect /reconnect the cable to either the laptop or pc according to which I want to use for internet access. I understood that the cable plugged directly between laptop & pc would allow for the free exchange of files without any further equipment. I have no need to be online internet with both laptop & pc at sametime. Perhaps I am making a mistake in thinking that a laptop & pc can just be joined together by a wire for free exchange of files between them (when off line). My digital camera can send pic files to my laptop so can't I just use a cable to link ;laptop & pc? Many thanks to all so far.