network problem

By fredericklee
Oct 9, 2002
  1. Hi
    I have network my 2 computers through a router but I cannot transfer files between my 2 pcs if one of them is off. Is there any thing that I have done wrongly?

  2. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193 have to at lease give us some more detail so that we can help..

    what OS?
    how is the cables connected?
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,919   +11

    Both machines need to be on if you want to transfer any data between them.
  4. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    oooops, i missed the part where you said one of them is off.
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    You can't transfer data to and from a computer that does not have the power on. Some motherboards and compatible network cards do provide a "wake on LAN" feature but generally speaking for 2 machines to communicate, both of them have to be switched on and have a network aware operating systems booted.
  6. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    Oh, is that what Wake on Lan means? You can connect to the computer with it off?? Or just that the computer's LAN card has power when the computer is not turned on?
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,911   +389

    Computer starts up when it recieves a signal from the LAN, thats what I always guessed it was...
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