Networking with ethernet , what do I need??

  sputnick 14:35 02 Jan 2006
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My desktop and my laptop both have ethernet connections what do I need to connect the two and can I copy DVD disks from one to another if I have one reader on laptop and recorder on PC

  mgmcc 16:10 02 Jan 2006

You can network them for file and/or printer sharing by connecting the two ethernet adapters directly with a *CROSSOVER* network cable.

I wouldn't recommend trying to run a DVD in one PC and at the same time try to copy it over a network connection with a DVD-RW drive on the other. In fact, I wouldn't even try copying "on the fly" with a PC that has two DVD drives installed. It is much safer to copy the DVD to hard drive and then burn it from there.

  sputnick 18:50 02 Jan 2006

Thanks for that.I`ll take your advice re. copying.

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