Transfer files between two PCs?

January 24, 2007 at 00:50:03
Specs: Windows XP, 3GHz/2GB

What is the fastest way to transfer files back and forth between two Windows XP/Vista PC? I want to connect two PCs together so programs on one PC can access files on another PC, is this possible?

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January 24, 2007 at 01:15:44


Here's one:

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January 24, 2007 at 04:37:10

If these two computers have a unused ethernet card in them you can get a crossover cable and plug it into both ethernet cards. If you have them hooked up to the internet you need to get a router and hook both ethernet cards to the router with a straight through cable. Then hook the router to the internet modem.

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January 24, 2007 at 05:55:40

Check out this link:

How to connect 2 computers directly using crossover cable:

Hope this helps..

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January 25, 2007 at 23:57:58

Can a program from one PC access files on another PC via Pure Ethernet? Referring to files on 1 PC is C:\Windows\ etc. What would be link location like between 2 PCs?

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January 26, 2007 at 03:43:36

Looks like Ethernet is not the fastest way since it's speed is 100MB/s while USB 2.0 is 480 MB/s.

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January 28, 2007 at 18:49:12

Is it true that now Ethernet can achieve 1000 Mbit/s? If this is so then USB 2.0 is slower and I'll rather transfer via Ethernet.

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February 2, 2007 at 07:11:31

Yes..the speed of gigabit Ethernet is 1000Mbps, you only need 2 Gigabit network cards to send files between 2 computers.

If these 2 computers sit on a network, then the network switch/router must also can support gigabit Ethernet.

Have fun...

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February 11, 2007 at 23:54:22

I found out a software on one PC can access files on another PC through a networkm the address is \\PC-name\folder-name\

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February 12, 2007 at 00:11:23

For gigabit Ethernet, I read a Cat 5E ethernet cable is recommended over a Cat 5. Crossover cable is already a Cat 5E, I wonder if a Cat 6 will be any better?

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February 20, 2007 at 17:33:04

For Gigabit Ethernet support, Cat6 is the best!!

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