Trying to connect COMPUTER to COMPUTER

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  1. cazzone

    cazzone OT Supporter

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    I have an old computer with Netgear that I want to connect to my new laptop to transfer files. I should mention that my new comp has built-in Wireless Network capabilities.

    Right now, I am looking at the Netgear Config Utility don't know what the 'SSID' is. I changed the Network mode to 802.11 Ad-Hoc (Computer to Computer), but am kinda stuck from here.

    Any assistance is appreciated.
     
  2. yoloo

    yoloo hi

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    hum...i'd just plug the two computers together on a hub or router and use windows simple file sharing.
     
  3. cmsurfer

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    Yep, simplist way to do it. Like said above you can use a HUB to do this, but you may have to congifure the PC's to communicate correctly.

    Or you can go to CompUSA and but an adapter for about $6 that will allow you to put your laptop hard drive in a PC. I had to do this last week for someone here and it worked very well.
     
  4. cazzone

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    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks you guys!! It's so simple... it's INGENIUS!!!! Much props the the C & P forum!!
     
  5. Grifter

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    and youll have to install netbeui
     
  6. Keyzs

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    Why is that? (Unless your assuming File and Print sharing is NetBEUI)
     
  7. cazzone

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    Didn't have to install anything.

    1. Connected the cables
    2. Opened Network Places on each computer
    3. Transferred files
    4. ????
    5. Profited
     
  8. Bhaive_01

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    -laptop is wireless? one side is wireless (laptop)??? how can this be done :weird
    (if it is wireless, I assume it does not have an rj-45 connection, if it does that waht is the point of having wireless)

    my solution...get wireless router that has physical connections. Connect UR physical nic and config your wireless laptop to connect to the router.
     
  9. yoloo

    yoloo hi

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    usually laptops come with wired NIC cards ne way right? whether or not it has built in wireless capabilities...not sure though.
     
  10. Bhaive_01

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    as in rj-45 or two nics?

    Well, If I have a wireless laptop and wired computer wouldnt I want to use a wireless connection instead of a wired connection? What is the point of having wireless, just use the crossover.

    If they have a nic that does both , than thats new to me plus he stated
    So I can assume that he want to utilize his wireless capabilities instead of going wired (crossover).

    Have you ever seen a rj-45 on one end and an antenna on the other?
     
  11. bbwarrior

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    Most new laptops, especiallyt he Centrino ones, comes with a rj45 jack and wireless capabilities.
     

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