Hi all! I'm a complete ***** in this sort of thing so please bear with me. I have 2 laptops. my old one is a toshiba satelite with winxp pro sp1. using avast antivirus and zone alarm firewall. I have been using this laptop to connect to adsl so i think i have the ethernet connection (i think). my new laptop is a dell xps2 with winxp home sp2. I'm also using zone alarm and avast antivirus here. Can anyone guide me step by step to connect these 2 laptops? I got to the point where i created new connectoin but from here onward i really have no idea what to do. I read this link: http://www.razertech.com/edge/hardware/crossover/crossover.htm like someone suggested but I really don't know how to do it. What i want to do is for the 2 laptops to share file. So for example I can burn DVDs with my new laptop from my old one. can anyone please help a newbie??? Please? Thank you!