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Old 01-11-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Default n00b question. how to transfer files

first off, lemme say that im not any kind of computer specialist so i might not kno all you big computer words. but ok.

im trying to transfer files between two computers. its a big-ass load of files. about 2gigs. and theyr both running windows xp home sp2. im trying to connect the two with a crossover cable.

i have them both in the same ip address range(192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2) and i left the submasknet as default(255.255.255.0) and preferred dns same om both computers(192.168.1.1). on the 192.168.1.2 laptop, i have the default gateway as 192.168.1.1. and its blank on teh other computer. and theyr on the same workgroup(1158HOME).

then i go the windows explorer or w/e its called(my computer). andi click on "my network places" then i click on "view workgroup computers" and it loads for a long time. wen its done all i see is the computer taht im on(not the other computer). i tried the same on both computers, with the same results.

what makes me more frustrated si that ive done this before and it worked. and i didnt change any settings at all and now it doesnt work.
anyway, please help. thanks.

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Old 01-12-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: n00b question. how to transfer files

well, umm. you might change the computer name by right cliking on my computer then computer name and type a random description to both computers. it might help to restart both computers after this, but idk if the reboot will help at all.
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ok, i tried that. it didnt work. thanks for helping tho.
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hmmmm.... you could google it... http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search
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It looks like there is something wrong with one of the cables, try pinging the other machine and see what your results are. Incase you dont know how to ping?:
Start then run, type in cmd and then type ping [other computers ip address]

And see what your results are.
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