Connecting two computers

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by kimbo1952, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. kimbo1952

    kimbo1952 Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    I have a laptop running XP Pro and I have a desktop running Windows 2000. How do I connect them? Can it be done? The laptop connects to the Internet via a wireless card (Next G card). I want to connect the desktop to the Internet via the laptop.
    My efforts so far. I have a crossover cable connecting the two computers. I set the IP Address on laptop to, IP address on desktop to Subnet mask on both machines are set to
    What next? Please treat me like a dope and give detailed explanations - I am not a computer expert.
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    so does that mean you have a wireless router?
    couldnt you buy a wireless card for the desktop?
    if you brought a wireless card for the desktop then you could connect alot easier than going through the laptop.
  3. ThunderZ

    ThunderZ Registered Member

    May 1, 2006
    North central Ohio, U.S.A.
    If that is the set up you wish to use. Then I would do it this way. Set your NICs to obtain your IPs` and DNS servers automatically. Then go into Settings\Control Panel\Network Setup Wizard. XP should be able to do the rest. At the end of it running it will ask you if you wish to run it on other PCs`. Select no sense the Network Setup Wizard will not work on 2k. Restart both machines, the XP one first. Hopefully within a minute or so of them being up and running they should acquire their IPs` and DNS servers and you should be good to go. The Wizard dose not work 100% of the time and I have made some assumptions on your setup, so let us know if it works for you.
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

    May 9, 2005
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