Gigabit lan with switch gigabit and router - how to transfer files

By Madafaka ยท 8 replies
Aug 26, 2005
  1. Hi!

    Running win xp on both pcs.

    I need a solution to get this lan going!

    I have a smc router attached to a switch from SMC GS8 with 1gbps (8 ports).

    I have 2 pcs connected to the switch and this switch is comnnected to router

    I have cat5e cables.

    I need an ftp or something good to get the gigabit lan working with gbps transfers. I have 2 pci cards from Surecom in (one in) each computer with gbps support.

    So, i know i cannot get the gbps from the windows interface... so i need another solution.

    My intention is to transfer files from pc to pc, what can i do, an ftp, what?
    Thanks a lot!!!!!
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    you need a working router/gateway, and the computers have to have valid IP configs (can they ping each other). then you can do the 'ol \\pcname command in your exploreer windows to brose the other pc.
    FTP is an acronym for file transfer protocol and is used for internet transfers. you needn't worry about this.

    unless you need the extra ports on the switch, you'd be able to plug the two computers right into the router.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You completely missed the point here.

    The gigabit switch is needed to be able to run gigabit speeds. And the question was about whether there is an alternative to Windows networking (like FTP) since SMB is inherently slow.
  4. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    FTP would work, but at least one computer would need to be set up as a FTP server.
  5. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    missed something is it mentioned about the nics being gigbit
    the switch is but I dont see what nics are used
    if they are than cat 5e or 6 should work for local high speed tranfers
    don't set nics to auto set them to 1000
    I don't know why you would use ftp for local
    but if you need it yes filezilla is free and works great
    I use it for my apache server
    need the ftp server and client softwares
  6. tdeg

    tdeg TS Rookie Posts: 119

    Here's where he mentions the Gb support.
  7. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    FTP will probably be one of your fastest transfer protocols over TCP/IP in Windows - however, you may be surprised at what kind of speeds you do get using plain old windows smb.
  8. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    so is this the deal TCP/IP, NetBEUI
    make file sharing available ?
    I don't use a server model for lan file sharing??? svchost??
    just XP default with file sharing enable downloaded the netbui protocol
    If I used my filzilla server would transfers be any faster?
    pretty fast now.
  9. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    so are you saying that windows reports your network connection speed at 100mbps instead of 1000?
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