Connect 2 computers through USB cable

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ashras99

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I have a desktop computer, laptop , DSL connection and 1 lan card in a desktop which uses by DSL connection. Please tell me how to connect the laptop to the desktop so that i can transfer files between both the computers...is this possible by USB cable. Please solve my problem. In both the system Windows XP Pro SP2 is isntalled.
 
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You can't connect two computers through a USB cable and transfer files. If you're network-savvy, you can transfer your data across the network between the two computers by either using your router or picking up a cat5e crossover cable. Alternatively, you could try emailing attachments to yourself or even think about investing in an external hard drive or pen drive.
 

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Or you could get a USB network adapter. A lil' pricey, but otherwise... they work well...
 
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Its not just the wattage overall, but what can be supplied by each voltage rail.

The 250 watts may be enough overall, but the rail that supplies the CPU may not be rated high enough and is failing to settle in the required voltage range.
 

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Of course, since most computers nowadays have Ethernet ports, a $5 crossover cable will do the job...
 

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Guys I have a crossover cable and connected like this when i have dialup, now i have DSL connection which takes by ethernet port...so i am thinking what i can do...

Btw, i connected 2 computers through USB cable and working absolutely fine but transfering of big files taking lot of time. I transferred 2 GB file and it takes more then 1 hour to transfer and when i connected to ethernet then it takes only 6-7 minutes.
 

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USB ports are not designed to be directly connected, and a real possibility exists of damaging the ports on one or both systems by directly connecting them. I'm somewhat surprised that a direct connection works at all, I've never had the guts to try it. :)
 
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