In reading some of the other postings, I've realized I should probably add
some more info:
Desktop is running Vista 64 Premium with the Norton 360 trial version running
Laptop is running XP Pro SP3 with the Norton Protection Center that comes
with my ISP, ATT/Yahoo.
I've checked the firewall settings on both, and have made sure that the
correct sharing aspects are allowed per other posts here.
The DSL modem that was provided for me came with 2 cables...1 Yellow and 1
Blue. I'm wondering if I'm using the wrong (yellow) cable for what I'm
I set all 3 computers on my network up on a wireless configuration, but felt
that a direct connect between the laptop and my main desktop would allow for
much faster data transfer.
> Is it possible using the same type of cable that I'd use to hook a router
> with a computer, (yellow cable) to directly connect my laptop to my desktop
> without having an adverse effect on my wireless network which has 3 systems
> total on it?
> Been trying to no avail, as I'm fairly new at the concept of networking..lol