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Solved: LAN file transfer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MajorLeeAwesome, Apr 15, 2010.

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  1. MajorLeeAwesome

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    Hi there, I have an XPSP3 netbook and a Win7 pc. They are connected wirelessly by default, however I want a LAN connection for faster file transfers between the two. What is the easiest way to do this - I have a regular network cable connecting them at the mo and they're both on the same workgroup but still no joy. Help?
     
  2. warrior19

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    Is the network cable between both a cross over. It will need to be a cross over to work between PC LAN Cards. You can tell if the cable is cross over or not by the colours of the 8 wires at both ends:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethernet_crossover_cable SEE HERE.

    If the same colours to same pins either end. It is a straight through ethernet cable. Otherwise the pins should follow the wiring as per the cross over pins on wiki site.
     
  3. MajorLeeAwesome

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    Legend, thank you off to town to buy one now!
     
  4. warrior19

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    No problem. Good Luck!
     
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    Neither NIC is auto-sensing (MDI/MDI-X)?
     
  6. warrior19

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    These modern guys kill me. I am assuming not but your cards might be auto-sensing but if that was the case it would be working unless it is an IP issue?
     
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    I've also seen a few cases where Windows file sharing gets "confused" when there are two paths to the same place (e.g., the wireless through the router and direct through the cable).

    And I always suspect a firewall when that is a possibility. :)
     
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