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I can replace burnt capacitor's on a motherboard, I can quickly swap new processors, I troubleshoot the worst dilemma in corrupt registry files, but I cannot setup a freakin simple network connetion between my computer and my laptop.
I just got a new laptop for xmas and I was planning on copying some of my doom stuff on to the laptop..feeling too lazy to burn my files to a cd, I decided to set them up as a network and just transfer the files like that. So I bought some ethernet cables, and a NetGear Ethernet Hub.
I connected both the laptop and my desktop to the hub. In the desktop's network places, I went in 'Computers Near Me' folder and I saw the name of my laptop in the folder. I tried getting access to my laptop but got an error saying address is not set up.
I would go on about all the things I tried doing to get this to work but I am too lazy to explain any further. So I was wondering if anyone with good networking knowledge can help me out here. Pretty much all I am trying to do is just share files between my laptop and my pc.
Desktop - Windows 2000, ethernet adapter.
Laptop - Sony Vaio with wireless lan and Bluetooth functionality. (I was assuming I could set it up with cables since there's an ethernet port), windows xp home
Mucho gracias to anyone who can help.
By the way, I wasn't sure if this would belong in EE or here..so..whatever.
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I have never had any networking problems. I used to have little LAN party type things at my house every week a few months ago where me and some friends would get together and LAN some Doom, or something.
I have yet to have a problem with the way I have things set up, either. I usually just hook all of the computers up to a hub and have the TCP/IP settings set to their defaults (where the IP address and all that is automatically obtained).