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networking PC and Mac laptops

rogrech
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Registered: 01-10-2007

networking PC and Mac laptops

Tell me please - simply (no jargon)  Roll eyes if it is possible to network my partner's PC (Windows XP) laptop and my Mac OSX laptop with a Direct Connection (PC to PC) ?  Huh  We are fed up taking turns to surf.
cp:blue There is no need to post in all Bold, its akin to shouting like posting in all CAPS. mod:end
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Registered: 15-06-2007

Re: networking PC and Mac laptops

get an adsl router - problem solved Grin
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Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: networking PC and Mac laptops

What ADSL modem/router have you got?
Are you connected to the ADSL modem/router via USB or Ethernet?
If Ethernet, get a cheap 4 or 8 port switch/hub and put it between the modem/router and you PC & Mac then connect each to the hub with an Ethernet cable.
If USB, get a new 4 port router - they are very cheap at DSL Depot.
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Registered: 13-04-2007

Re: networking PC and Mac laptops

A router is the way to go but to answer your question you could connect with a cross over cable
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Grafter
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Registered: 15-08-2007

Re: networking PC and Mac laptops

You would need to us TCP/IP and maybe if it's still alive AppleTalk protocols.