Need to coonect laptop with desktop.

July 20, 2012 at 01:45:45
Specs: Windows 7, 1GB
Laptop is dell,running on windows 7 home basic and desktop is running on windows xp professional.
Please give me how to configure both computer network to share huge files between them..

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#1
July 20, 2012 at 07:12:46
If you don't have a SOHO Router in your home network to provide TCP/IP settings to the two computers you'll have to do it manually.

On both PC's you want to access the properties for the network interface and in the properties for "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" you'll want to statically apply the following settings: ("Use the following IP address:")

PC 1:
IP: 192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC 2:
IP: 192.168.0.11
SM: 255.255.255.0

Now you should be able to communicate with each other. Once you have the two communicating, then you can share. It's likely best to create a shared folder on one PC and connect to it from the other. For info on how to setup permissions on a share so as to make access as easy as possible simply click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “You try to connect to a share but are asked for a Username/Password

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
July 20, 2012 at 09:39:37
It doesn't worked out..On laptop in network no other computer appeared to share files..

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#3
July 20, 2012 at 09:48:10
Once you have the network configured correctly and the two are communicating AND you've created a share on the PC, to connect to, open Windows Explorer (Start >> Programs >> Accessories >> Windows Explorer) and on the menu bar go to "Tools" From the Tools menu, select "Map Network Drive"

If you can't browse and see the computer you want to connect to try to do so manually. For example, lets say your computer's name is "Ralph" and on it you created a shared folder called "shared". To manually map you would enter the following:

\\ralph\shared

Notice the two backslashes before the name of the computer.

One thing to check before doing anything though is, check to ensure both computer and laptop are in the same workgroup (ie: have the same workgroup name).

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
July 20, 2012 at 16:59:40
I'm not able to map network, "The network path not found".In the version of windows 7 home basic there is no option to create home group.t

In the computer the local area network is showing connected. packets send 257 and received is 0,
Whereas in laptop showing unidentified network.


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#5
July 21, 2012 at 05:43:22
The issue with pings not replying could be simply the builtin windows firewall stopping them. On both computers go into the firewall and allow ping (ICMP) and then try.

Once you've established that the two are communicating on the network, I would recommend you create the share on the Windows 7 PC and try to map to it from XP.

I forgot to mention earlier, if you're directly connecting the two computers and not using a SOHO router or switch, you have to use a crossover network cable. You can pick one up cheap at any computer store.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#6
July 21, 2012 at 16:13:23
Thanks...
I used my external modem to and connected both to it and changed work group name to the same and it was succesfull.

Can u please give me the details of how to connect crossover cable clip. I have a pice of lan cable left wit me..


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#7
July 22, 2012 at 05:03:07
If you have it all connected and working you don't need to use a crossover cable. Just leave it as is and do your sharing.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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