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Windows 7: Connecting 2 laptops

09 Jun 2010   #11

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600

Its simple, use a cross-cable connection only for 2 pc's (or laptops).

Normally, for a typical LAN cable connection is straight used on a LAN / Network layout in offices or Internet Cafes.

See image for the straight and cross-connection cable layout and create your own cabling for cross-cable.

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09 Jun 2010   #12

Windows 7

Thanks, I needed to set the folders to be 'shared' to the homegroup, everything now works fine - thanks
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09 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Assuming this information helped you solve your problem.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Assuming you have Homegroups set up correctly you only need to click on the folder icon in the taskbar lower left, click on Library's in the left pane, then highlight which ever folder you want to share, click the "share with" button and choose "Homegroup read/write" do this for each folder you need to share on both machines. If you are still having problems then most likely it has to do with the A/V software you have installed.
Your welcome for the help creswelllad. Thanks for reporting back in.

As your just found out, Homegroups works absolutely perfectly.
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