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Gouk

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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?
 
#3
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 :)
 
#5
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
 
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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.
 
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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
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.
 
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Gouk

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Originally posted by Lonman
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.
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 :(
 

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