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Sending a file to an other computer

By Marty9231
Mar 17, 2009
  1. Hi everyone..

    I have a huge file, and I need to get it to an other PC without ext. HDD or anything. So I have a switch connected to both the Pc's (1Gb/s). But I can't figure out how to actually send any data. So if anyone knows how to, please let me know.

    Marty
     
  2. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Ok I think you want to ask that the switch in question is a router???

    What is your Operating System?
     
  3. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    the switch is a 48-ports server switch, and the operating systems are (from) XP SP3 and (to) Vista Home Premium SP1
     
  4. bwadding

    bwadding TS Rookie

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    you may need to put both computers on the same workgroup name. Right click on my computer go to properties go to computer name tab click change and make up a workgroup name and reboot. After reboot right click on the folder you want to transfer and click share. Then go to other system and open my computer click on my network places on the left side of the window. Then click on view workgroup computers... you should see the computer you want to transfer files from
     
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Hmmm ok. Doing it from XP to Vista will be a little difficult.

    What is the exact size of the file?
     
  6. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    about 13,8 Gb... But isn't it just possible to create some sort of 'network', and send data from pc to pc?
    (and they both already are in the same workgroup) And just to be clear, they are connected through normal UTP cables, one from pc to switch, and one from switch to other pc.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    utp as in Ethernet Cat5 or twisted pair as in rs232?

    the ethernet connection will allow Internet access to all systems and from there
    you implement Print/File Sharing.

    see http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic91675.html#4
     
  8. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    It's a normal ethernet cable... Shouldn't you just be able to connect the 2 pc's by 2 cables and a switch, and see each other in a local network or something?
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    yes, but like almost everything in life, there's no free lunch
    with computers it's called Print/File Sharing in Windows and on everything
    else it's NFS or Samba -- all of which need to be configured :)
     
  10. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    Great ¬.¬

    Is it worth the time and effort, or should I just buy a cheap Ext. Hdd?
     
  11. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

    your choice; If both systems are already browsing the Internet, I would
    opt for File/Sharing -- but that's me :)
     
  12. Marty9231

    Marty9231 TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 142

    they are... Ok then, what would be the easiest and fastest way to do it with file/share? (if there are more than 1 ways ofcourse)
    And by the way, the vista comp is not with me right now..
     
  13. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,351   +622

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