want to connect laptop and pc

April 2, 2011 at 05:18:26
Specs: Windows XP
i tried googling but couldnt find anything use ful except for this website ( http://www.computing.net/answers/ne... ) when i first looked at it i was amazed tht it was sooo easy. but when i tried it it didnt work..... when i tried it asked me a user name and password in the laptop but in my pc i couldn't find the laptop. i tried replying to the answerer but it said that the post is quite old and has been locked from receiving new replies. Please create a new posting instead. so i dont want any new ways to do it (unles u have an easier way than this... but with the same procedure and not need to buy anything else) please help me :D and btw i have windows 7 in my pc and xp on my desktop. thanks in advance!!!

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#1
April 2, 2011 at 09:22:06
First you need to make sure both laptops can be used to ping each other, so that the network connectivity is good. If you want to do file sharing, you could check out this Win7 simple file sharing or XP simple file sharing article, and remember to disable file sharing later when you don't need it anymore.

Hope this helps.


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#2
April 2, 2011 at 20:25:27
ok im not an expert just a 13 yo boy.... so could you please explain a little bit more... first of all it is one laptop and one dsktop. and what do you mean by ping ti each other????

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#3
April 4, 2011 at 06:57:19
Ok. IP address is like address of computer. Ping other computer's IP address is to check the availability or status of other computer.

If your laptop and desktop are connected to network, then you can ping other computer in command prompt as shown here.

Let say IP address on computerA is 192.168.1.100, and IP address on computerB is 192.168.1.150, you can "ping 192.168.1.100" from computerB and get reply from computerA if both are connected well to network.

Hope this helps.


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#4
April 4, 2011 at 21:36:21
ok thanks btw it worked like a charm!!

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