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    Default How to connect two laptops?

    I am having two laptops right now. What I want to do with them is that I have many video file on laptop A, and I want to watch them on laptop B, so what's the way to get access to these files on A from B and fast enough to watch video? And I don't want to copy them over from A to B.

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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    It's been posted many times:

    wireless peer to peer file sharing

    To transfer them wirelessly, you need 2 wireless cards. If you don't have wireless cards in each computer, you need to purchase a Ethernet Crossover cable as no regular ethernet cable will work.

    What do you mean by not copying the videos on to each computer? The only way im sure of is you need to transfer them over to laptop B. Which means the file from laptop A, will be on laptop B.
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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    A router is another option.

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    Ok, so now I'm trying to connection with a router. My laptop A is connected through a cable, laptop B is connected through the wireless. I ran both the networking setup, but only A can have access to B, and B somehow cannot get access to A, it said I need to permission. So how to gonna do it?

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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    That's a lot of "trouble" to go through just to NOT have the video file on laptop B.

    Would putting the files on a DVD or external usb drive be acceptable?

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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    Quote Originally Posted by fsljff
    Ok, so now I'm trying to connection with a router. My laptop A is connected through a cable, laptop B is connected through the wireless. I ran both the networking setup, but only A can have access to B, and B somehow cannot get access to A, it said I need to permission. So how to gonna do it?

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    Disable all your firewalls for computer A and B. (Make sure the Windows one is disabled), and any other firewalls that you have enabled.
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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    Quote Originally Posted by nickspohn
    Disable all your firewalls for computer A and B. (Make sure the Windows one is disabled), and any other firewalls that you have enabled.
    Did that....but still not working......

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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    Can you see the other laptop on the network?

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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    yea, A can see both B and itself and access B, but B can just see both A and itself, not having access to A

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    Default Re: How to connect two laptops?

    Did you share the drive you want access to? Perhaps turning off simple file sharing will help.

 

 
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