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computer question - linking computers

Postby Peter on Sun May 07, 2006 7:15 am

I am trying to connect my old and new computers to transfer files. Can I do this with a ethernet cable only? I tried connecting the ethernet ports directly but the computers did not recognize the connection.

Thanks.
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Postby netwolf on Sun May 07, 2006 10:28 am

If you want to connect two computer with a single network cable it needs to be a crossover cable.

http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html
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Postby Peter on Sun May 07, 2006 10:38 am

Thanks net. Can't I just buy one?
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Postby Peter on Sun May 07, 2006 10:46 am

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Postby netwolf on Sun May 07, 2006 11:03 am

That would work too, though you might be able to find a small 5 port switch for a few bucks less than that cable.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 0266457435

If you already have 2 regular network cables, this way would be slightly cheaper...
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Postby JS© on Fri May 19, 2006 8:55 pm

why not slave it to your computer?

Change the jumper settings on your drive and you should be fine.
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Postby Pitts on Fri May 19, 2006 9:18 pm

Something tells me he won't know what you're talking about. Slaves and jumpers! :D
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Postby JS© on Sun May 21, 2006 1:32 pm

I didn't even get to the part about mentioning which was master and which was slave. :shock:
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