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Connecting a desktop and laptop. HELP!!

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    Default Connecting a desktop and laptop. HELP!!

    I have a laptop with Windows vista and a desktop with Windows XP and i have a straight(not cross) LAN wire, Please tell me the steps to connect the two system together.
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    Seems the adsl modem you use is ZTE ZXDSL 831AII
    confirm.
    1
    .Presume you want to connect desktop and laptop
    to Internet.. confirm.
    2.
    You can use the USB port for the Desktop( cable different)
    (check for USB driver at BSNL MP site.)
    3.
    The lan port for the laptop. ( RJ45)
    4.
    REF:http://www.mp.bsnl.co.in/bb/zte/zte831.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by essbebe View Post
    Seems the adsl modem you use is ZTE ZXDSL 831AII
    confirm.
    1
    .Presume you want to connect desktop and laptop
    to Internet.. confirm.
    2.
    You can use the USB port for the Desktop( cable different)
    (check for USB driver at BSNL MP site.)
    3.
    The lan port for the laptop. ( RJ45)
    4.
    REF:CONFIGURATION
    i have ZTE ZXDSL 831AII, but the purpose is not to connect any of the computers to Internet. I just want a to establish a connection between the desktop and laptop for simple file transferring and play mulitplayer games.
    The LAN wire has RJ45 jacks on both ends, its a straight LAN wire as i mentioned earlier, i searched Internet for articles relating to a simple connection between two machines, most of these articals used cross LAN cable.

    The friend from whom i got this cable says you can connect two machines through a straight LAN wire too.
    I get the same message saying "Network Cable Unplugged" even when i connect the two machines and change setting in internet options (followed an article with cross cable LAN wire)
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    What version of XP is it? It's probably easier just to enable Remote Connections and just drag and drop the files necessary using Remote Desktop connection and the extensions that go along with it. If you are using XP Home though that won't be possible so it'll need a different solution.

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    You need a wireless router. Most routers accept both wired and wireless connections. Once you got it, here's how to do it (easy way).

    Take the LAN cable that goes from your cable modem to your desktop and hook it up to the router (usually it says - internet). Then get another ethernet cable, plug it in to one of the available ports in the router and plug the other end to your desktop. This may need a reboot of your PC.

    Your laptop should be able to detect your wireless router automatically, just connect to it from the wireless icon in the system tray.

    All the other stuff, just refer to your router's documentation.

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    INFO
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    (1).I have a laptop with Windows vista
    (2)and a desktop with Windows XP (* Home or Pro?)
    (3)i have a ( *ONLY ONE rJ45?)straight(not cross)
    LAN wire,
    (4)i have ZTE ZXDSL 831AII
    REQUIRED:
    (a)Steps to connect the two system together.
    (b)not to connect any of the computers to Internet.
    (c) establish a connection between the desktop and laptop
    (d) for simple file transferring
    and play mulitplayer games.
    Suggestions;

    Wait: looking for links.

    Home Networking Guide : Direct Connection - DCC page 1 - using null modem, DirectParallel, USB, FireWire, or Ethernet crossover cable

    Crossover cable is a Cat 5 cable that has one end following 568A and the other 568B. A crossover cable is used to connect two computers directly, that's without a hub or a switch. However some computer models have auto-crossover (a.k.a. auto-switching or auto-MDI/MDIX) port that lets a computer connect directly to another computer using a straight-through cable. A crossover cable is also used to connect two hubs (or switches) if both hubs (or switches) don't have uplink ports.............
    Last edited by essbebe; 20th January 2010 at 10:40 AM.

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    Why do u need to connect laptop to computer????

    if u need for copying files then sharing is best method.
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    You can also check if this is a DNS problem.

    I suggest you assign static LAN IP addresses to the two pcs; make sure the IP addresses are not in the DHCP pool as shown on the router and that they are not in use.

    Make sure Remote Desktop is enabled on the pcs.

    Let's assume desktop IP - 192.168.1.201 and laptop is 192.168.1.202 and you wish to access laptop from desktop. Open Remote Desktop, use the IP address to identify the pc, at the log in use the proper user name and password and you are in.

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