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How can I link my laptop to my desktop?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by namenotfound, Nov 2, 2007.

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  1. namenotfound

    namenotfound Thread Starter

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    Is there a way using Firewire, to link my laptop computer to my desktop computer, to transfer massive amounts of data between the two?
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Easiest way would be a crossover cable and connect both ethernet ports. I don't know of any way firewire could do that. There is a very expensive special usb cable that works with programs like intellimover to do it, but the ethernet is the easiest.
     
  3. namenotfound

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    I don't know what a "crossover" cable is, but I tried an Ethernet (category 5) cable, and nothing happened.

    How exactly does this Ethernet connection thing work?
     
  4. vicks

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    The way I have done what you want transferring info from one computer to another, is I use a USB thumb drive. Down load from one and upload to the other.
    Good luck
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    I said "massive amounts". My USB flash drive only holds 4GB.
    Video files, the DVD burner on my desktop isn't working correctly, so I wanna transfer the files so I can use my laptop's DVD burner.
     
  6. Rick_in_Fla

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    As stated you need a crossover cable which is a cat 5 cable wired a little different. You can purchase one or make it yourself


    How to make a crossover cable
     
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