Easiest way to backup data using peer to peer?


OSNN One Post Wonder
Feb 7, 2006
I need to backup data from laptop and do not have any huge enough portable drive. I thought perhaps I could just connect desktop to the laptop with a network cable, I did but it does not work.
Do I need to enter some settings manually? If you could give me some start points it would be great...


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Political User
Apr 8, 2005
Well if you were going with one cable from one PC to another, you would need what is called a Crossover cable - a normal Ethernet cable wouldn't do the trick. I would assume that is your first problem.

Additionally, they both need to have File and Printer Sharing setup, similar network settings, etc.

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