Transferring Files between 2 PC's ?

  foxmulder 16:29 11 Jun 2005
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Hi there. I have two pc's that both have network cards installed and a length of network cable connecting the two pc's together. I have ADSL internet on one of the pcs but am not interested in sharing the net, just want a simple way to transfer files that are about 1gb in size between computers. Have connected up and run the wizards but neither computer is seeing the other, am I making any major errors?

  howard60 16:54 11 Jun 2005

both must be on the same network ie mshome. Check that both network cards are installed and working ie no yellow exclamation marks when looked at system.

  howard60 16:55 11 Jun 2005

also most important the connecting cable for 2 pcs direct connection must be a crossover cable not a normal patch cable.

  De Marcus 17:02 11 Jun 2005

make sure your firewall is configured to allow your other pc access

  leo49 17:17 11 Jun 2005
  TomJerry 17:41 11 Jun 2005

it must be cat5e crossover cable, not normal Patch cable for peer to peer connection

  foxmulder 18:15 11 Jun 2005

I think that I have bought a simple Cat 5 cable that I used to use with my old router. I simply didn't know there was a difference between a Cat 5 cable and a crossover cable!!!

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