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Loss of Network when Transferring large files


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jwardy07

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Hi im struggling to transfer large files across the network. Everytime i do, i lose my network connection. I have tried different cables, network ports, docking stations and now i have a new laptop with a new docking station with a new XP build and a new Windows Profile and the problem still happens. But if i log onto the server and do C$ to my machine then i can transfer the files to a different location. Does anyone have any ideas at all? Any help would be great.

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Why do you need to transfer large files? What is the definition of a large file? Megabytes? Gigabytes? What sort of network do you have? 10/100? Gigabit?
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Backing up my laptop, storing ISO's etc. Im running through a managed cisco switch and have tried others and this afternoon i have tried using wireless gateway to the same effect (Which is through one of the same switches. :)
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Assuming you mean backing up the entire contents of a laptop, doing it over the network is realistically impractical.
You would be better off with something like Norton Ghost which is capable of cloning the drive to a file on a hard drive you plug into it via USB or Firewire or eSATA or whatever depending on what you have port wise on the laptop.
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