PC to Laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ElementalDragon, Jun 15, 2003.

  1. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    I just got a new laptop on friday. I want to transfer some files from my PC to the laptop using the network cable i use for my Cable Modem. Well, before i even ask, Is that even possible using the network cable, or do i need a certain kind of network cable to do that? And if i can do it with the cable modem's network cable, what is the easiest way to configure the two to be able to share the files?
     
  2. brodie

    brodie OSNN Addict

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    you won't manage it with a standard network cable, you need a crossover cable to connect two machines directly.

    Do you a a burner in the pc? is so might be easier to just burn the files and copy on to laptop.
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    that's just the thing. right now my CD burner is on the fritz. if you go into the general Hardware forums or search for it, the thread i made titled "CD burner problem. Need help" describes the problem.
     
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    If you can borrow a HUB from someone you can plug the PC and Laptop into the hub and they can talk.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Use a crossover cable to connect the two boxes together, then assign static IP addresses to each one, and they should be able to communicate. Just map the drives, and you're set. :)
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    n/m, i figured out why my CD-RW drive didn't work. If you wanna see how much of an idiot i feel like i've made myself, go check the thread i told you about in the last post.