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Connect a Laptop to another Computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by thorncd, Jan 13, 2003.

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  1. thorncd

    thorncd Thread Starter

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    Hi All,

    I want to be able to connect my Laptop to other peoples computer and transfer file. I know that it use to be able to be done VIA the serial port. If any one know of a way to do this please let me know I need to transfer some large files to my laptop from this guy computer and he has no way of transfering large files.

    Thank you for you help in advance.

    CT

    ;)
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    There are a number of serial transfer programs available, LapLink, PC-Anywhere, FastLynx, etc. that will do the trick. Most of these programs also will utilize parallel ports for additional transfer speed with a special cable.

    There are also free serial port applications, like Columbia Kermit that will do a one-time trick, but configuration may be a challenge. :)
     
  3. RandyG

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    You will need a specific type of cable to do this, and then install software on both systems to enable it. You could also do it through a network.


    I use a product called USBLinq, and it comes with a USB cable and software to install, and then you run the transfer throught the installed applcation. Handy and easy.

    The company QVS did mine, and they still do a version of it, but called USBLink now. You can't buy direct from them, but they do have a listing of Online shops that are authorised resellers. There are loads of stores you can buy from directly, but evidentally not in Alabama.
    http://www.qvs.com/var/buy.asp#ONLINE
     
  4. RandyG

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    BTW, in order to use Laplink software, you need to buy a Laplink cable. Cheeky folks!!;)
     
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