|- connect lap and home uc using a crossed lan cable ( how to creat goto http://www.zytrax.com/tech/layer_1/...|
- configure ip : chose for example 192.168.0.1 for lap and 192.168.0.2 for home uc
where ? ( on you windows open properties page for lan; and search TCP/IP protocol to define the ip )
- if done ; ping on each machine to verify if they seem together ;
- share hard dive for lan access for each machine.
- disable your internet connection.
note : disable sharing hard drive when you connect to the internet.
if this not help it can put you on the rigth way. and now you ask the good question.