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by SamuelS / October 19, 2006 3:19 AM PDT

using my laptop to access my desktop when both are at the same location? They both have wireless connections and there are programs and files each has which are often too large to save to disk or e-mail in order to share. Do I need a program like PC2Go to do this or is there a cable connection I can do which will facilitate this?

Thank you,

SamuelS

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Overthinking
by jackson dougless / October 19, 2006 3:43 AM PDT

You're overthinking the problem, which is really quite simple.

If you already have a wireless LAN between the two, it's just a matter of setting up some sort of file sharing system. There's the built-in Windows file sharing, which I tend to find quite unreliable and a real PITA to set up... There's also systems like FTP. Little more involved, not necessarily hard, but far more reliable and robust.

You should be able to find plenty of information on either using a search engine, so I won't repeat any of that here.

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Which Location??
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 19, 2006 4:53 AM PDT

If both computers are at your home or business, then yes, a standard wireless router should allow you to create a simple network from which you can share files..

On the other hand, if you're talking about two computers being used at a remote location such as a business meeting or hotel, then you may want to use other methods to connect and share files. The links below should help for that particular situation.:

Purchase a CAT5 Cross-over cable and simply connect the two computers through the NIC's.:
Configuring Your Home Network

Or

USB LinQ Link Cable Networking

Hope this helps.

Grif

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