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Ethernet Direct Connect Vista Laptop To Xp Desktop


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#1 bubulac

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

Hello,
I have a desktop using XP and I just bought a laptop using Vista. I am not able at all to connect the laptop to the desktop and share the desktop's Internet connection and the printer.
I have already set up the desktop as host, but I have no idea what to do in Vista so that the laptop is recognised as a guest computer (or whatever that is called).
Any suggestions?
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 03:50 PM

How are you connecting the laptop to the desktop?
How do you connect the desktop to the Internet?
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Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:05 PM

How are you connecting the laptop to the desktop?
How do you connect the desktop to the Internet?


Sorry, I should have thought of mentioning that.
I am trying to connect the two computers by Ethernet crossover cable.
The desktop is connected to Internet through cable modem (my desktop has two networking cards)

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Posted 11 June 2007 - 06:17 AM

It's a bit early here and I haven't had my coffee - but as I recall with XP, you'll have to enable Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). You may also have to "bridge" the 2 cards in order to connect to the internet.

Here's some links on "how-to":
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/ics_xp
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/234815
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=i...G=Google+Search
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