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    biswa_bitan Posts: 5, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 22, 2006, 12:00 PM
    New LAN connection

    How would i be able to create a lan between my desktop and laptop[hcl],
    Please anybody help me
    Too urgent.
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    cajalat Posts: 469, Reputation: 66
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    Jul 22, 2006, 12:40 PM
    The simplest way is to use an Ethernet Cross-Over cable to go between the two computer's Ethernet ports.

    You can get more fancy and buy yourself a small switch which you can connect each of the computers to the switch using a regular ethernet jack.

    Do you know if you have ethernet jacks on your desktop and laptop? What are the models? Depending on how old you might need to buy a NIC for your desktop (or even your laptop).

    You may also want to reference this thread:

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    Jul 22, 2006, 06:09 PM
    It would also help to explain WHY yo9u want to make the connection. That would have some bearing on the ways to do it.
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    Jul 23, 2006, 11:54 AM
    If it's just for transferring files, and both computers have serial ports, you can use a null modem cable. Then, there are several terminal programs you can use to transfer the files between the two computers.

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