linking laptop to pc for file exchange

  Flixbert 18:03 20 Feb 2008

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.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:07 20 Feb 2008

what communicator?

have you got a router?

  Flixbert 11:59 21 Feb 2008

Not sure.............I thought that this cable would do the job directly by just plugging the laptop to the pc. Many thanks so far.

  2neat 12:55 21 Feb 2008

think it needs to be a crossover cable for direct connection. Why not just share c:\ and then map drive via other pc?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:05 21 Feb 2008

Both laptop & pc work on broadband no problem

Are they connected to the Broad band by the same router? if so they are networked then share the folder and amp the drive.

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  Flixbert 18:13 21 Feb 2008

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.

  2neat 23:07 21 Feb 2008

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