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    Tranfering files over LAN

    IS there anyone fimiliar with transfering files over LAN or whatever. i actually need to transfer about 1 GB over LAN but i just can't make it work. i have tried the workgroups but its not working. The computer where i'll be getting the file doesn't have even a floppy drive except a USB port. i have a USB drive but thats only 16 MB and so thats gonna take forever.

    I dont mind making my PC a server so that i can upload from there as well... but can't find a software which can do this... is there anyone who can help me out. thanx
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    okay so this is a home network then? aight well you will need a crossover cable to transfer data back and forth, these cost about 10 to 30 bux depending on brand and length. Do you have a 2nd network card in at least one of the systems? this is where you would put in the cross over cable, then you would go to share this connection under the network connections where you see your lan connections, then you would make a network from the computer that will be directly connected to the modem, once the network is setup there you must also set one up or connect to the one that is made, once this occurs you will need to restart both computers and then the network should be made to where you can transfer files back and forth, i had a similar setup at my house a while back until i got a wireless router which also does the same thing, the router acts as a crossover cable

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    As Aerospace Eng. said, it is pretty easy to set up a home network. After you have connected the two computers together via Cat5e Crossover cable and NIC's, then you can either use the network setup wizard in windows xp or manually configure (easier)....Set the IP for one of the cards as something like 192.168.0.1 and then the other something like 192.168.0.2 - then reboot both machines and ping them via the command prompt. If they .....if you want to share the 'net connection as well, then you need to specifiy the Prefered DNS Server of the computer connected to the internet.

    I had the same setup as Aerospace Eng until recently. I had one problem tho - one machine used to take between 20mins and 1hr to shift 500mb. The cause of this was the RAM, so I stuck a Gig in and it now goes without problems..

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    guys... getting a new wire is too complicated... thanx for the replies but am actually forward for a software which can make my system a real time server so as to tranfers the files... of course there are lots of softwares which can setup up servers like with IP 127.0.0.1 but i need a realt-time..anyone
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    Ftp

    Makes shortwork of transferring files. A lot of free software on the internet.


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