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How to transfer data from pc to pc using ethernet cable

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May 22, 2012 8:56:49 PM

Hello,how to transfer data pc to pc?

More about : transfer data ethernet cable

a c 210 $ Windows 7
May 22, 2012 9:12:58 PM

Got a Ethernet hub?
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May 22, 2012 9:16:38 PM

You can connect them directly with an "Ethernet crossover cable" (crossed Ethernet cable). Which is not the same as a normal Ethernet cable. ;) 
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May 22, 2012 9:22:28 PM

whatthatnoise said it! Crossover cable if you want to hook up from PC to PC directly.
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May 22, 2012 9:27:06 PM

You don't need a crossover cable on modern hardware (the LAN chip "handles" it automatically with standard CAT5+ Ethernet wire). However a hub/switch/router is a much easier way to do it but if you want to do it PC to PC directly get an ethernet cable and plug both PCs into each other then set both of their IPs to 192.168.1.0 and enable file sharing and public folder sharing under both of them (windows only, can't remember what to do on Ubuntu) and then go to Start, network, and find and browse the other PC.

P.S. I have done file transferring without a crossover cable using many different PCs and cables.
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May 22, 2012 10:13:37 PM

i think you will need to bridge the connections and copy over the data as you would over a home network.
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May 22, 2012 10:18:16 PM

whooleo said:
.... then set both of their IPs to 192.168.1.0....

Each PC should have its own IP address, like 192.168.0.1 (PC1) and 192.168.0.2 (PC2).
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May 23, 2012 12:00:19 AM

Alabalcho said:
Each PC should have its own IP address, like 192.168.0.1 (PC1) and 192.168.0.2 (PC2).


Trust me, the IP has to be the same I've done it before on a pc with windows and Ubuntu. Although I can't remember if it's 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.0
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May 23, 2012 6:28:12 PM

whooleo said:
Trust me, the IP has to be the same I've done it before on a pc with windows and Ubuntu. Although I can't remember if it's 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.0

You are probably confusing "network mask", or "gateway", or "name server" settings to be the same. If you have two devices on same network with same IP address, there will be no way of distinguishing between them.
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May 23, 2012 6:48:33 PM

Actually all you have to do in ubuntu is right click on a folder and select sharing to enable reading/writing to that folder with samba. super easy. Also you guys were mentioning IP addresses but you dont need to set static IPs. Since the default setting is to obtain an IP address automatically if you use a crossover cable or a hub and there is no DHCP server to assign dynamic IP addresses, then the computers will automatically assign themselves an ip address in the 169.xxx.xxx.xxx range and will be able to communicate with each other as they are on the same subnet.

whooleo said:
enable file sharing and public folder sharing under both of them (windows only, can't remember what to do on Ubuntu)

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