How to transfer files from one pc to another using cat5 pc to pc cable

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Don_Choa, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Don_Choa

    Don_Choa OSNN Junior Addict

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    Can someone give me a detail steps to follow guide (maybe include which port to use, how to setup the connection). I think I'm doing the right steps, but I just cant get the things to right.
    Thanks you in advance.
     
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    Welcome to the forum :D

    You might have better luck in the Networking thread

    Moved to Networking
     
  3. Don_Choa

    Don_Choa OSNN Junior Addict

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    No need welcome, im an old veteran always asking questions. I just register since this forum upgraded. its nice btw.
     
  4. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    You using Crossover patch cable?

    See this page for more info on creating a network using crossover cable.
     
  5. Don_Choa

    Don_Choa OSNN Junior Addict

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    Chaos, I didn't find anything useful after reading it..
     
  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Do you have a regular cat5 or do you have a crossover cable? If you got a crossover cable you can just hook the 2 computers together and transfer files back and forth like a network ... if you have a regular cat5 you need something like a hub or router connecting the 2 computers.
     
  7. Don_Choa

    Don_Choa OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have a crossover cat5 where is written from PC to PC.
    Its the transfer files back and forth that i dunnot how to do it.
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Can you do anything with the connection between the PC's? Like share internet?

    If yes, do this:
    1). Set the hard drives to shared on both computers (Open my computer on both PCs, right click the HD, select sharing and security, select sharing tab, click the scary warnign message link, check the box under Network sharing and security, click ok.) You also have to turn off your firewall or open it to "allow access over your Local network".
    2). You should now be able to see the hard dsik od the other computer in explorer or my computer. Just drag and drop the files like they were on the same PC.
    3).When done transfering files set sharing back to not shared for security.

    If not, then you need to establish the connection which is a lot more work.
     
  9. Don_Choa

    Don_Choa OSNN Junior Addict

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    The computer guy who sold me the cable told me that all I need is this cable then use the file sharing wizard already installed with win_xp. But when it come the time to identify the COM port, it stop there for eternity.
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    cat5 doesnt use a comp port, it uses a netowrk card. Totally different. COM is usually for serial connections.