What I want to do is connect the laptop and desktop so that I can transfer large files. I tried taking the cable out of the modem and plugging it into the laptop (with the other end in the desktop CPU), but 7 just detects an unknown network and nothing else. The laptop has inbuilt stuff. Its documentation says: 10/100 Ethernet, Wi-Fi Wireless networking (802.11b/g/n). The modem's not wireless, and neither is the desktop.
So how do I set up a network to connect the two computers?
The modem's a Huawei MT 882
Edited by SyZy, 15 May 2012 - 09:16 AM.