I have Win Xp on both my PC and my laptop. I have a surfboard modem which connects me to the internet. Now I want to be able to transfer files easily between my laptop and PC and also want to be able to access the same internet connection.
I'm pretty good with computers otherwise, but not even close when it comes to networking, so would you be able to tell me if this is possible?
I have a Motorola Surfboard Cable modem (not wireless), So the LAN wire goes into my PC. But i also have this USB wire that i can put in from the modem directly to my laptop.
and the IP address registered with the ISP is obviously the one for the PC.. ( if i put in the same ip on both the machines, naturally i get a conflict notification)
can i make a network using the lan wire and the usb wire which both go on this same MODEM? I know there has to be a way, but then..
Leaving it to the experts!
Thanks in advance, Do reply
(can i make a workgroup or something at all? OR is this not possible at all..)