I am having trouble connecting my laptop, which is a dell, and my pc, which is microsoft, together I want to be able to share documents in between the two for my work instead of having to e-mail all the documents to the other computer
You mention that you have two computers and are able to use email on both PC's. This tells me that you have internet access to both PC's. You don't mention if you are using Dial-UP on both PC's, or if you are using a Broad-Band hook-up, like Cable, or DSL. If you are using a Broad-Band setup, and have both PC's plugged into either a Cable or DSL Modem, or a Router, you would already have a simple network. All you would have to do is enable SHARING on both PC's (you mentioned you are using XP - on both PC's ??). After enabling SHARING, you would just need to share at least ONE Folder on EACH PC, and, (as long as both PC's are turned on & running), you would be able to access the Shared Folder on PC(a) from PC(b), thus eliminating the need to email back & forth between them. You could also share the entire Hard Disk Drives, on both PC's... This is ok to do, if this simple Network is used just by you. If other's will be using your "private network", then you wouldn't want to share your entire Hard Disk Drives, as you would have ALL of your info open to all users.
I can elaborate on how to enable all of this and help you. First though, I need to know how you are connecting your Laptop and your PC, to the Internet.
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I will be happy to assist you with setting up sharing on a home "Network".
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