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Computer to Computer File transfer without router


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g_raham

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Hello i am in a spot of bother... i am going to visit a friend soon and i have a few large files i'd like to transfer from my laptop to my friends desktop pc. We wont have a router or the internet at hand... what else can i use that is fast and easy? I've considered a USB bridge but can't find a wiring diagram or the circuit diagram for the interface circuit (don't want to spend lots of money on a cable, plus i'm leaving in two days). I've considered flash memory and bluetooth too but they're too slow and faffy, probably be transfering 15gb and i'd like to leave it and let it get on with it while i do something else.


Thanks in advance
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Have you considered a $5.00 crossover ethernet cable(from any local PC Store) with Windows File share?- Your speeds will be determined by the Pc in question and the capabilities of you LAN card. If you need help on how to set this up let me know.

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 19 October 2005 - 12:09 PM.

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I've even seen desktop switches that sell for about the same or less...........
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I have a cross over cable :-) Could you guide me through setting it up?

Thanks
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Sorry So Long on the Reply... I have been very busy the last two days...

Very Easy... Here you Go:

1) Plug in end of crossover cable into ethernet card of PC1
2) Plug in opposite end of crossover cable into ethernet card on PC2
3) Turn on Both PC's


FOR PC 1
4) Disable all FIREWALLS, VIRUS PROTECTORS, AND SECURITY PROGRAMS (Just Temporarily)
5) Click on START
6) Click on NETWORK AND INTERNET CONNECTIONS
7) Click on NETWORK CONNECTIONS
8) Locat your Ethernet card in the list
9) Right click on it - to select PROPERTIES
10) From the Local Area Connections Window - Locate the TCP/IP Connection
11) Left click on it one time to highlight it - then Click on the PROPERTIES button
12) This will bring up the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window
13) Click on the ALTERNATE CONFIGURATION Tab
14) Select the Bubble for USER CONFIGURED
15) In the IP ADDRESS field input this: 192.168.1.100
16) In the SUBNET MASK field input this: 255.255.255.0
17) Click the OK Button
18) Click the OK Button on the Local Area Connections Window also


FOR PC2
19) Repeat Steps 4 through 18
19a. on step 15 enter 192.168.1.101
19b. on step 16 enter 255.255.255.0


FOR BOTH PC's
20) Restart computer
21) Repeat Step 4
22) Run the NETWORK SETUP WIZARD from the following location:
23) MY COMPUTER - MY NETWORK PLACES - SETUP A HOME OR SMALL OFFICE NETWORK
24) When asked for the type of connection you have - select the OTHER option then -
25) Select the THIS COMPUTER BELONGS TO A NETWORK THAT DOES NOT HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION
26) Continue on with the Setup Wizard.
27) When wizard is done restart the PC.
28) Repeat Step 4
29) Now you can share files froim the shared folder
30) Any Problems Post back and we will get them sorted out....

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 22 October 2005 - 12:17 PM.

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NOTE: When repeating the steps listed for PC2, make sure you enter DIFFERENT TCP/IP adress from PC1
Example: if your PC1 is 192.168.0.100, then make PC2 192.168.0.101

If you make them the same IP address, they won't connect to each other. Now your SUBNET address must be the same
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Good Catch Kd.... editing post now

PS.. I knew that I was just replying to multiple posts at once and got a little lost... thanks again for the correction

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 22 October 2005 - 12:19 PM.

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No problem; I could just see someone trying to connect 2 PC's together w/same IP add.............lol there would likely be some hair-pulling episodes..........lol
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Thanks for your help :-) i'll have a go at it in the next couple of days when i have a bit more time. I'll let you guys know if i have any problems. Thanks very much.

G
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