This week's giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons and have Godfrey Nolan on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes General Computing and the fly likes Sharing files betweebn my two computers using a cable Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » General Computing
Bookmark "Sharing files betweebn my two computers using a cable" Watch "Sharing files betweebn my two computers using a cable" New topic
Author

Sharing files betweebn my two computers using a cable

ernest fakudze
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Posts: 216
Hi to all,
I have two machines, one running Windows XP and the other WIndows 98. I have got really big files on the Win98 system which I need to move over to the XP system. I can't afford LapLink right now. So I'm using my parallel port CD writer (2X write) to move the files over and this is a very painful operation since it takes about 40 minutes to make 1 disc and sometimes the end result is a disc with a corrupt structure, the pain of WIn98.
So do you know any way I could link these computers so that I can transfer the files directly? Cable names/software? Both computers have USB ports and the laptop has got ethernet 10/100 card.
Thanks for your help in advance.


In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.<br />Eric Hoffer
Sameer Jamal
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
You need two ethernet card one on each PC, a crosss cable with rj45 on each side of the UTP cross cable and you does not need any software to establish the network, use microsoft networking and transfer the files
ernest fakudze
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 27, 2001
Posts: 216
Thanks Sameer!
I have already bought the card for the big PC since it did not have it, the laptop came with the card. However, when I try to configure it (IP etc) it messes up my broadband Internet access. I guess I need to be more patient and try again...
Stephen O'Neal
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 19, 2002
Posts: 1
I am trying to network between my Desktop (Windows ME) and my new Laptop (Windows XP) via ethernet crossover cable between the two. I cannot get the two to communicate. I am a beginner having great difficulty, can you help?
 
 
subject: Sharing files betweebn my two computers using a cable
 
Similar Threads
internet connection problems
Outside Topic: re Applets and Microsoft
Outside Topic: re Applets and Microsoft
Network activity monitor
Curious about sb command.Need exact details.