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First off, I am a total newb at networking, so bear with me.

I have a desktop and a laptop that feed off the same router for wireless internet. I want to be able to send files (massive amounts of music in particular) between each other effectively instead of popping 10 or so songs on a USB and transferring. I'm using a Linksys N-Wireless router.

What steps do I have to take to connect the two computers?
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First thing you need to do is make a local network, then you can share files through your router. The easiest way to do it is to go to, START - PROGRAMS - ACCESSORIES - SYSTEM TOOLS - FILE AND SETTING TRANSFER WIZZARD, then from there every thing should be very easy, if both computers are on and connected that is . You can also buy an ethernet cross over cable, which will allow you to transfer files via the cord.
    
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As for the cord, is that like just a generic Ethernet cable?
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As for the cord, is that like just a generic Ethernet cable?
No they will look the same, but they are different. There is specific wiring in ethernet cables.


If you dont want to buy one, you can mod an old cord. Here is a good example of how to do so, http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html.

Good luck and have fun!
    
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