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PC to a laptop

how can I connect a desktop PC and a laptop (both running Windows XP) using USB to USB?

or networkcard to networkcard?
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thanks, i try first, get back to u this few day.

how about usb to usb?
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what is the price??

got any solution just using cable to connect 2 pc via usb?
You can use USB the main draw back is if one machine is USB 1 then the link runs at USB 1 speed (11mbps) if both are USB 2 then it CAN run at 48mbps

Using a crossover cable you can acheive 100mbps (or even 1000mbps if both cards support it)

Plus a crossover cable will cost you about four quid and a USB data cable considerably more. And it need to be a special data cable a simple type A to type A USB cable will not work.

heres an example http://www.usbfirewire.com/Parts/rr-usb-usb2db.html
Ok, seeing no one else is answering this.....

Once you get a USB - USB cable for connecting two computers (at your local computer store), do the following:

This should come with some sort of drivers, which will end up creating a local area connection when connected.  Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer Sharing is installed (as well as TCP/IP... etc).

Set up static IP's for your computers and then you should be able to connect!  If it doesn't your cable mightn't be like this and there are other ways.... just let me know.

Ollie
ollien:

what is that cable?
if i want to buy, what should i tell the salesman?
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