PC to PC

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by skip113, Jul 18, 2002.

  1. skip113

    skip113 Guest

    I have a laptop and a base pc that i want to move infomation from one to the other. I have a network cross over cable which i was told was all i needed as i am running XP Pro on both PC's. but when I try to set up the transfer through the files and settings transfer wizard by base station shuts down and restarts.
    Is there something I am missing or is there an easer way. Help please
     
  2. G-Lizard86

    G-Lizard86 Guest

    I had the same with my computer and a laptop from a friend of mine...he could connect via my computer to the internet, but we couldnt share any files, and his laptop said that one of the cables wasn't connected, which wasn't true because then he shouldn't be able to go on the internet, so i don't get it really...we couldn't solve the problem...hope you have more luck! :D
     
  3. quickest, easiest is to give each an ip address on same subnet, make sure both are in same workgroup (not ness but makes easier) and have accounts on each with same name/password

    click properties on nic connection, put say, 192.168.0.1 mask of 255.255.255.0 in one and 192.168.0.2 mask of 255.255.255.0 in other. then create shares on each of c drive or folders or whatever and all should be well
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Perhaps you selected Direct Cable Connection (or similar)? You shouldn't. Just save the data to a shared folder on the computer. Then restore the data from that folder on the new computer.
     
  5. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    y couldn't it b jus like them gameboy link cables :D
     
  6. J0sh

    J0sh Guest

    I had the smae problem, and I just set up one as an FTP server, and the other connected to the first using internal IP(both on a router).
     
  7. why are we making this more complex........
    2 nic connections, a cable, and an address setting........
    run the wizard if thats all to easy........
     
  8. Reg

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    Or do this:

    PC-1:

    IP: 192.168.0.2
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.0.1

    PC-2:

    IP: 192.168.0.4
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 192.168.0.3

    Make sure they are on the same workgroup.

    You should have no more issues then.
     
  9. i thought i already said all that..................
     
  10. Reg

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    Slightly different. I modified it so that each PC is it's own gateway.