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csinclair83
03-10-2003, 01:18 PM
as u know i sold my m8s pc...
am gonna transfer his files to my computer..as its over 2.5gig worth...and i dont wanna buy cds cds cds cds....

would this work? (if yes..what cable do i actually use as i dont actually understand their description on website)

http://members.aol.com/racity/link.html

or can i just get a ordinary usb cable..like one that u can plug into a digicam or something...

as this is a 1 off thing..so dont want to buy expensive cables for this etc...

if my ideas dont work..what can i do?
Chris

pjg54
03-10-2003, 01:30 PM
Do both PC's have network cards?
If so an easy way would be to use a crossover network cable and set them up as a local area network with one pc set to say 192.168.0.1 and the other set to 192.168.0.2 both on the same subnet 255.255.255.0
also you need to make sure they are on the same workgroup.

Another question, what operating systems are each PC running??

Pheonix
03-10-2003, 01:32 PM
They require special cables for data transfer. A couple of thoughts are :-
1/ Remove hard drive from his PC and make it a secondary drive in your PC.
2/ Network the 2 together if you have network facilities available on each computer.
I have a serial cable that has a program for swapping files, but only for windows 95/98. But 2.5 Gigs would take sooooooo looooong.

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 01:37 PM
i think my pc does...

but his doesnt

both running xp home..

and moving hdd over...i dont have confidence in moving hdds or going "inside" a computer...

and i know 2.5gigs would take so long..but i got 5-6 days to do it at least...

Pheonix
03-10-2003, 01:41 PM
Does his have a USB port? I have a USB to RJ45 adaptor and crossover network cable you could borrow. (I haven't as yet tried the adaptor though).

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 01:45 PM
if u mean like a normal usb port where a mouse plugs into etc etc then yes both computers have them...

and whats rj45? is that the network port?


and just to be sure..how do i know my computer has a network card?....never used it b4 but when i look at "device manager" it shows 2 items under network adapters...

Pheonix
03-10-2003, 01:51 PM
RJ45 is a larger version of the socket/plug (RJ12) that is on you modem (that your lead plugs into ).
It is the plug/socket that is used for most networking. For a visual, go to dicksmith (http://dse.resultspage.com/search.php?sessionid=3f7cc71f06febfce2740c0a87f990 74f&site=&w=rj45&submit.x=9&submit.y=8)
Visual check at rear of computer should verify.

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 02:00 PM
yeah i do..
got the manual and documentation library cd and yes....
it has to be a rj45 connection so its good...

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 02:01 PM
can u do this while ur onlne at the same time

ie: talk online while computer is networked to other computer doing a transfer?

Pheonix
03-10-2003, 02:08 PM
Yes. Depending on your PC specs, could just slow down a little on the browsing side.

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 02:11 PM
oh ok cool, i just wnat access to yahoo/msn at same time :)

are u in town as i could come pick it up? after 3...as i've got to go out at 2:30 till 5...

Chris

Pheonix
03-10-2003, 02:19 PM
I'm at work at moment and another job has come in. You can pick it up tommorrow or I can drop it off. Will be late morning as I get to sleep in.
Still got my e-mail addy?

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 02:25 PM
you can drop it off if you want, or i can bike around 2morrow sometime..(depends how far away you are from malfroy road)

umm ur email address the only one i know u have is the one on ur pressf1 profile (wolf@surf4nix.com)
i sleep in myself anyway.... so would probably be afternoon...


and many thanks :-)

CHris

Susan B
03-10-2003, 05:52 PM
> umm ur email address the only one i know u have is the one on ur pressf1 profile (**wolf**@**surf**4**nix**.com)

It is not a good idea to quote someone's email address on the forum, Chris. Spam bots troll forums and I am sure Pheonix won't be impressed if he starts getting flooded soon. Next time just say "the one on your profile". ;-)

csinclair83
03-10-2003, 06:34 PM
sorry about that...i apologise....

and if u get spammed just forward them on 2 me so i know how it feels hehe....