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Life on the Run: Notebook Computing 6. 7. 8. 9. 270 On the guest computer, choose Start, Programs, Accessories, Direct Cable Connection. Click Guest and click Next. You are prompted to pick the port in which you plugged the cable. Select the port and click Next. Go back to the host computer and click Finish. The host computer displays a dialog box indi- cating that it is waiting for the guest computer to connect. 10. On the guest computer click Finish. If you set password protection on the host computer, a dialog box appears on the guest computer prompting you to enter the password. Type the password and click OK. Sharing Resources A direct cable connection works very much like a network connection. Before you can share files and printers over a direct cable connection, you must enter share settings for disk drives, folders, files, and printers on the host computer. For details on how to share disks, files, folders, and printers, see Chapter 18, "Networking (for Those Corporate Types)." Calling Your Desktop Computer or Network Using Your Modem If you are on the road and need to use your desktop computer or log on to your network, you can use Dial-Up Networking to place the call. You then can use your notebook computer to copy files and run programs from your desktop computer or network server. Although sharing files and pro- grams over a modem connection provides relatively slow performance, it does give you access to resources that you otherwise would not be able to use. To use your notebook computer to dial into your desktop computer from a remote location, you must