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Connecting 2 computers together

Discussion in 'Networking' started by anlore2001, Jan 11, 2002.

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  1. anlore2001

    anlore2001 Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if you could connect 2 computers together in a network configuration using a Modem and phone cord instead of a NIC and eithernet cable. I want to transfer files from an old Packard Bell 333mhz Celeron running Windows 98 to a Dell 1.6Ghz Pentium 4 running WinXP (thought it was time to upgrade to 21st century technology ). Unfortunately, neither have a NIC and the Older computer does not have a CD-R. Several of the files I need to move are too large to fit on a floppy (even after being zipped) and I don't want to have to go to the expense of getting a home networking Kit since I probably will not be keeping the old system. If the Modem to Modem connection is not possible could I have some suggestions on how to transfer the files. Thanks in advance

    Andrew
     
  2. jbcalg

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    the latest winzip software enables you to to make multiple floppy zips

    it's a setting you have to choose as you're making the zip file, allows you to get v. large files zipped and transferred using multiple floppies

    you could also use an external zip drive, uses 100mb disks - plugs into both machines
    - not that convenient, but depends how often you'll be doing this
    - could probably get a used one pretty reasonably as people have switched to internal zip drives
     
  3. anlore2001

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    Thanks, I did not know about being able to split the Zip files up on multiple floppy disks.

    Andrew
     
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