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Moving data without USB

  1. #11


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    If you have standard ethernet connections on both machines you could use an ethernet crossover cable if you do not want to buy a router.

    Connect two PCs using Windows 7 with a crossover cable - Microsoft Community
    I do have a router.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Some good suggestions so far.

    One for the future.

    Make regular backups.
    You never know when your computer will go belly up.
    Yeaaah, I know
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lunix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    If you have standard ethernet connections on both machines you could use an ethernet crossover cable if you do not want to buy a router.

    Connect two PCs using Windows 7 with a crossover cable - Microsoft Community
    I do have a router.
    Are both machines connected to it? Just set up a workgroup if so. How fast you can copy depends on the speed of the ethernet cards/chips. Minimum should be 100 Mb/s or a little over ten megabytes per second. Faster than uploading.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lunix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    If you have standard ethernet connections on both machines you could use an ethernet crossover cable if you do not want to buy a router.

    Connect two PCs using Windows 7 with a crossover cable - Microsoft Community
    I do have a router.
    Are both machines connected to it? Just set up a workgroup if so. How fast you can copy depends on the speed of the ethernet cards/chips. Minimum should be 100 Mb/s or a little over ten megabytes per second. Faster than uploading.
    Yes, they are. The other one is on wifi, I suppose I'd want to switch to ethernet cable for this, right?
    That sounds good. Is there some site/tutorial you recommend on how to do that or should I just look it up myself?
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by lunix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lunix View Post

    I do have a router.
    Are both machines connected to it? Just set up a workgroup if so. How fast you can copy depends on the speed of the ethernet cards/chips. Minimum should be 100 Mb/s or a little over ten megabytes per second. Faster than uploading.
    Yes, they are. The other one is on wifi, I suppose I'd want to switch to ethernet cable for this, right?
    That sounds good. Is there some site/tutorial you recommend on how to do that or should I just look it up myself?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83T_VQTftU8
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/150575
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Two PCs and a router there is nothing to it. The only thing is if you have gigabit ethernet on the PCs, the speed is 1000 Mb/s and the router is only 100 Mb/s you will be operating at 1/10th speed. You can get a gigabit switch and connect both PCs to it and then connect the switch to the router. If the PCs have the same speed as the router then it doesn't matter. A gigabit switch is probably around $20, - $40. Much cheaper than a gigabit router.

    If they are gigabit network cards just search "adding a gigabit switch to 100 Mb router." It is just a matter of plugging in the wires. Also you may need higher rated ethernet cable for a gigabit network.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 44
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lunix View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post

    Are both machines connected to it? Just set up a workgroup if so. How fast you can copy depends on the speed of the ethernet cards/chips. Minimum should be 100 Mb/s or a little over ten megabytes per second. Faster than uploading.
    Yes, they are. The other one is on wifi, I suppose I'd want to switch to ethernet cable for this, right?
    That sounds good. Is there some site/tutorial you recommend on how to do that or should I just look it up myself?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83T_VQTftU8
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/150575
    Thank you so much for this, I've managed to transfer all of the files. Cheers!
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Glad it worked out well for you.
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  9. #19


    Glad you got it sorted..... As I was reading the thread, I was thinking about maybe you should explore the "Homegroups" option and set up a local home network so that you can transfer that way. It was suggested and it worked for you.
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