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Old 08-26-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default File Transferring between two computers

I have about 15 gigs of files on my desktop that I want to transfer to my laptop through a direct connection. Both computers have windows XP and ethernet cards. I purchased a Belkin Cat 5e Crossover patch cable to perform this task, but I can't figure out how to use the network connection wizard to make it work. It seems the wizard is good for only creating networks where internet connections are involved, but that's not what I'm interested in. I've created network bridge profiles (probably incorrectly) on both computers and set up both C drives for sharing (I think), but I don't know what else to do.

How can I make this work?
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Old 08-26-2004, 09:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: File Transferring between two computers

well id make sure that both are using the right Ip addresses and also right default gateway.

Internet connectivity setup for windows xp:::::::
go to "network connections"
go to the connection
make sure that it has gotten the right IPs if it is setup as defualt for DHCP
if not you may have to statically assign an IP
do this by right clicking on that connection and going to properties,
now go to TCP/IP protocol
then click properties.
now go to the address section and enter the values that you need.
(for help on this go to the router setup on linksys network everywhere routers or linksys in genreal go to the IP confi address and then look at the settings there and the IP range)
then you'll enter these addresses in there:
for example if my router had the IP of:
112.110.1.1
your IP address Id select would be: 112.110.100.1
the subnet mask is inputted for you:
the defualt gateway is your router's IP. which in this case would be 112.110.1.1
and then look for the DNS servers on your routers setup....
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: File Transferring between two computers

also make sure they are in teh right workgroup
go to my computer on both and go to "computer name" tab

then check to see if both workgroup names match!
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