Connecting 2 XP Pro boxes over internet

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RipCurl

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Firstly i am sorry if this has been asked before, i couldn`t find anything similar. My friend has a Win XP Pro system and is connected to the net with a cable modem. I also have a Win XP Pro system and I connect using a dial-up adsl modem. What we want to do is have a shared folder on our pc`s which the other person can access. The connection does not have to be open all the time, as it will only be used for sending the odd file now and again. I think we would have to be on the same workgroup, but that is about all i know. If anyone could point me in the direction of a set of instructions on how to do this, i would be very happy, or if someone could just tell me that would be great. Thanks in advance.
 

RipCurl

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Thanks for the link. I have Cute FTP XP, so if i download one of the ftp server packages from that page and my freind does as well, we should be able to connect to each other. Is this easy to setup?
 
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easyestway is to get a router. plug it in after the cable modem. and then plug your friends computer in one port.

if you dont have a eithernet card buy one, install it and plug in another port.

then run the networking connection wizard.

you wil be sharing her internet access with her when connected this way but this is the way most people share files between 2 computers in the same building.

the other is to use instsnt messanger with file transfer.
 

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Originally posted by buddhafabio:
easyestway is to get a router. plug it in after the cable modem. and then plug your friends computer in one port.
They want to share accross the Internet!!!

One of you will have to install a FTP server and the other logs onto the server to upload or download files as needed with a FTP client.
 

RipCurl

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Thanks for all the help. I think the FTP Server is the way to go. I will try it out and let you know how I get on. Thanks again
 

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Originally posted by buddhafabio:
easyestway is to get a router. plug it in after the cable modem. and then plug your friends computer in one port.
You forgot the part about unhooking the computer, putting it into the car or airplane, depending on the distance, and taking ot over to the guy's house! :D
 

RipCurl

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I set myself up as FTP server and my friend connected to me without any problems. Thanks for the help
 

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Glad it worked out, that's probably the simple solution to the problem. :)
 
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