connecting 2 computers via a CAT5 cable

ive just bought a laptop and want to connect it to my desktop with a  CAT5 cable...how can this be done
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sunray_2003Commented:
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sunray_2003Commented:
Do you have a crossover cable and if yes do this

Use one 'crossover' cable to connect between laptop and desktop
2. Assign the ip for both sides
laptop 192.168.0.1 / 255.255.255.0
desktop 192.168.0.2 / 255.255.255.0
3. Share the folder (e.g. share the laptop 'public' named folder)
4. (On desktop) type "\\192.168.0.1\public" , you can transfer the file now.

REf: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_20711467.html
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cwkhangCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Q_20714186.html

oso right click on my computer, click properties
go to computer name tab, you can see computer name, workgroup

make sure they are on the same workgroup eg. WORKGROUP
and their computer name is different eg. microsof-61a3d4 and kitchen-123456

good luck ;-D

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gprempehAuthor Commented:
how do i assign the ip addresses. and when i connect the cable to both computers it tells me that LOCAL AREA CONNECTION cable is unplugged on both computers
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sunray_2003Commented:
are u using a cross over cable ?

can you not right-click on local area connection , go to properties and then go to tcp/ip's properties and assign an ipaddress ?
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gprempehAuthor Commented:
yeah im using a cat5 cross over cable. what do i do after that
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sunray_2003Commented:
did you connect the cross over cable to both the computers.. what happens after that
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gprempehAuthor Commented:
thanks for ur help i just examined the cable carefully  its a patch cable and not a cross over i'll buy one tomorrow and let u know how i got on
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gprempehAuthor Commented:
it worked thanks sunray
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