Re: noob network question?
you either need a crossover cable, to set up an ad-hoc network, or just connect to the normal wireless on both and password protect each pc. i know on my vista premium and when i had xp pro my computer was protected by default, so i needed my windows user and pass when connecting from another pc. id probs do it this way, sharing will be much quicker. from experience i find ad-hoc is a little slower.
Laptop spec: ASUS X53E, i5 2430m 2.4ghz, 3gb ram, 320gb hdd, intel hd graphics, usb 3.0