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Old 10-03-2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Creating home network

Hi,

I have one desktop PC and a laptop at home and would like to make a network connection between them via LAN. I have lan on both computers and have bought a network cable.How do I do it?

My OS is XP.

Regards from Macedonia. Ljupco
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:42 PM   #2
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Have you got them both connecting to the internet through a router?

If so, just go to Network Places, and then 'set up a home or small office network'. You should then get the network wizard which will guide you through it.
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If you dont have a router, and just have a CAT5 cable
you can, connect one cable to the laptop NIC and the other to the desktop NIC, if your NICs are newer you will not need a special type of ethernet cable called a crossover cable, if they are older you will need it.

This is a website on how to make a cross over cable and a standard ethernet cable.

Crossover http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html

Standard ethernet and crossover http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/ethernetcables.html

IF you have a router, plug both Ethernet cables into the NICs, right click on MY COMPUTER,go to properties, then look under COMPUTER NAME. while you are there put both computers in the same WORKGROUP =, the default in XP is MSHOME, that will be fine.

open windows explorer, clear the address bar, type \\PCNAME (PCNAME = whatever the name of your PC is) you should then be able to access the PC.

unless it is not setup that way, if that is the case, the easiest solution is to Run the network identification wizard from my network places, Just let me know if it comes to that and i will help you in further detail.

good luck man
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Thanks for your help guys. It really was a piece of cake. Regards, Ljupco
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