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    Default how do i connect my laptop to my desktop?

    hello everyone,

    i have an nforce based desktop pc running windows xp pro sp1. it has a 25pin parallel, 9pin serial, 4 usb 1.1 ports, no ethernet card or firewire, with other standard stuff.

    I recently got a compaq presario 2517at laptop which runs windows xp pro sp1. it has a 25pin parallel, 3 usb 2.0 ports, 1 firewire, no serial port. i want to transfer data from the desktop to the laptop and vice-versa. basically i don't want to sync data..but transfer.

    how do i transfer data at legible speeds? i've heard of interfacing the two thru parallel as well as usb ports. i'd prefer usb. in that case, what cables do i need? what additional software would i need? what would be the approx cost? and how do i got about setting up everything?

    second Q: do all hp printers come with built-in infra-red connectivity? i also have hp deskjet 920c printer. but it wasn't detected by the laptop.

    third Q: with what category of graphic chips (geforce series) can the ati radeon igp 345m be compared with? where do i get its updated drivers? the catalyst drivers ain't getting loaded as they are not for igp series.

    waiting for a reply........thanx in advance.

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    1)
    u just need a 2 sided usb cable
    or u can set up a lan .... using a criss cross cable and ur lan cards
    2) no all hp's dont come with IR ... those are expensive !
    i dun even think the 920c comes with an ir port
    apart from the fact if it does ull have to line up the IR port on ur printer with the IR port on ur laptop
    3) not too sure.. wait for someone else. . i think this radeon is pretty old
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    ok......wid d usb cable...i plug in d ends to d usb ports of d desktop n laptop...then what do i do next?? i mean...how do i make one computer recognize d other?? i dun have ethernet card in my desktop..

    what software should i install..n how do i go about transfering files now?

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    dude where did you get that usb cable from? i've been looking for one for ages. my friend had (a long time ago) bought something from lamington road called laplinq. it had cost 700 roops and was basically a usb connector. probably ripped him off.

    but where do you get this usb cable?
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    are there ne temperature monitoring software available for laptops???

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    when u connect the comps thru usb they should detect each other
    ill still look it up
    as for temperature monitoring software ...hmmm
    welll the software that works with desktops should work with ur laptop ... ofcourse if ur laptop has temperature monitoring hardware in it
    which it should
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    thanx.........hey...me planning to get an external usb tv tuner....but my laptop doesn't have line-in jack....so where do i connect its audio output???

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    to be played from laptop speakers u definitely need a line in jack
    otherwise just connect it to tur ext speakers directly !
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    Oh btw, "BAFO" has a USB cable thing that connects two pcs.

    dexter got it from lamminton road for bout 1500 Rs last year.
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    hey.....can u gimme more info on BAFO n stuff??

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