comp to comp file transfer?

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  1. Osmer_Toby

    Osmer_Toby TPF Noob!

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    what do i need to do if i want to connect my laptop to my desktop to transfer files directly?
    both are pcs, one running xp pro the other xp home...
     
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    Easiest way is to get a cross over cable and transfer them via the network connections.

    Need to make sure you have the IP addresses in the same subnet.

    ie.
    laptop 192.168.0.2
    desktop 192.168.0.3
     
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    That's if you have a router connecting the two computers.

    If you don't, you can use a cross over patch cable to setup a peer to peer network and share files that way.
     
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    God all these geeky tech talk..... it's sends a thrill up my spine!! :p
     
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    I knew you would come to this thread :)
     
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    heheh. ok, i do have a router- so how exactly do i go about connecting? where, for instance, do i find ip address of each comp?
    thanks everyone :)
     
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    The quickest way i always transfer files from one pc to another was by connecting both of them up using different screennames on an instant messaging program. Then just use the file transfer function there.
     
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    ok then, i have an embarrassing admission to make. i have not used an instant messenger since icq first came out about 5 yrs ago. can you recommend which one i should go with for this purpose?
     
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    Any one of them will do really. I used AIM for this purpose.
     
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    thanks man. 8) :D
     
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    Shall we spice things up with a little TCP header talk. :p
     
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    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm all about going over the OSI model.
     

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