Dunno if this post belongs here but here goes...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Gouk, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. Gouk

    Gouk Guest

    How can I transfer large amounts of data between two PC's?

    What do I need?

    I already have 2 network cards, 1 in each. Is there anything else required?
     
  2. Cosmin

    Cosmin Graphic Designer

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    yes , wires .. :D .. and i wish u good luck = the most important ..
     
  3. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    Like a cable? :p

    Sharing the appropriate folders on each comp might be an idea too, assuming the comps can see each other when you've connected them. I beleive there's a sticky/read-me in the networking forum for home networks :)
     
  4. Piett

    Piett ...will circle this city

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    just get a direct connection cable. you plug it in to the network cards and you can transfer away.
     
  5. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    LOL... 'nuff ppl mentioned cables... it has to be a cross-over cable to connect directly from one NIC to another. If you dunno what that is, get one from Maplins or something
     
  6. Gouk

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    i think mine is a RJ45 Cat cable

    is this the right one?

    currently I use it to connect it from the network card to the cable modem.
     
  7. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Right type of cable... whether it's been made into a crossover cable has to be determined by looking at the 'pin-out' (the arrangement of wires from one end of the cable to the other).
     
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    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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  9. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    If the LED:s on the cards light up, the cable is right. If they don't it's wrong.
     
  10. Gouk

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    My cable came with a Cross-over adapter. Think that will work?

    Thing is I wanna find out theoretically coz its my friends PC that I will be hooking up and I need to collect it from this house first and no point in collecting it only to find it wont work.

    *Update*

    Cross-over network adapter
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    Allows you to connect 2 PC's with standard RJ45 cable
    Has RJ45 plug to fit into standard 10/100 network card
    Internally crosses polarity over
    Socket at other end accepts RJ45 Cable

    Hehe that should work then i suppose.
     
  11. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    That should do the trick... as long as the cable isn't fautly. Another alternative is to pull yours or your buddies hard drive and slave it in to the other machine and copy over whatever it is you want to transfer that way.
     
  12. Gouk

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    Well thats exactly what I wanted to do, slave his HDD to my PC but he didnt want to do that coz his machine is one of those expensive Dell's and he dont want me fingering it and poking it :D :eek: so this is what I came up with.

    Also the files are like 28Gb so using CDRs would not be wise :(