My pc and laptop are connected to a wireless network using a buffalo router. Internet connection and files/folders are shared.
But I want to transfer about 10gb of data from pc to laptop. Doing it wirelessly takes too long. So I tried to connect the 2 using a cross over cable. One end is plugged into the laptops single network/ethernet port but where do I plug it into the pc?
The router is plugged to one of the pc's ethernet ports but obviously I can't use this as it will disable the router. There's also another port which accepts the cross over cable but I tried that and it doesn't recognise the network.
I don't want to alter the wireless network permanently - I just want to have a wired network to transfer some files and when I unplug the cables for it to go back to the wireless network.
martjc, it's quite confusing what the difference is between a crossover, ethernet and fly cables. They all plug into the same slot don't they?
My current wireless set up is:
- virgin modem plugged into the wan port on the router - pc connected to one of the 4 lan ports on the router - laptop is wirelessly connected to the pc (no cable)
So all I've done is as Technotiger says, connected the laptop to one of the router's lan ports using an ethernet/crossover type cable.
I shouldn't have to run netsetup should I because its already set up as a wireless network? I'm just not sure whether by connecting the laptop to one of the router's lan ports via cable would result in it in being a wired network until I unplug it.
I'm transferring the 10gb data now - it took about 2 hours yesterday but it seems to be quicker now. The lights on each of the lan ports of the laptop and router are flashing so I assume its working as a wired data transfer.