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Windows 7: file sharing windows 7 xp laptops no internet

15 Nov 2011   #1
hschott

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
file sharing windows 7 xp laptops no internet

Is it possible to connect 2 laptops - one windows 7 the other xp to just share files. I've done this with 2 xp laptops easily with a cat5 cable.

We are downloading pictures from a camera to one pc and need to then transfer to the other. There's no internet involved.

What would be the best way to do this? I can't get it to work with the cat 5; crossover seems to involve the internet, usb uses transfer software and isn't what I need. I just need to copy over images from a shared folder from one laptop to another.

Thanks.


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15 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hschott View Post
Is it possible to connect 2 laptops - one windows 7 the other xp to just share files. I've done this with 2 xp laptops easily with a cat5 cable.

We are downloading pictures from a camera to one pc and need to then transfer to the other. There's no internet involved.

What would be the best way to do this? I can't get it to work with the cat 5; crossover seems to involve the internet, usb uses transfer software and isn't what I need. I just need to copy over images from a shared folder from one laptop to another.

Thanks.
Easy to do if you have either a "null modem ethernet cable" also called a "crossover " cable.

If you are going through a router all you need is a regular ethernet cable.

Are you using "homegroup" to network these two or just file sharing?
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15 Nov 2011   #3
hschott

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

I haven't gotten anything to work yet. Have been reading tons of posts to see what's the best way. The 2 xp's used workgroup. I didn't think homegroup worked for xp. I was hoping to be able to do something similar.
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15 Nov 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hschott View Post
I haven't gotten anything to work yet. Have been reading tons of posts to see what's the best way. The 2 xp's used workgroup. I didn't think homegroup worked for xp. I was hoping to be able to do something similar.
Workgroup should work for both and is more stable with legacy systems.

Have you gotten any error messages?

hat happens when you plug the ethernet cable in?

Have you rebooted both with the ethernet cable plugged?
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15 Nov 2011   #5
hschott

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

no errors. Haven't rebooted. Can't ping. The w7 pc shows public network/unidentified network. I'll try rebooting and see what happens. Any other suggestions greatly appreciated.
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15 Nov 2011   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hschott View Post
no errors. Haven't rebooted. Can't ping. The w7 pc shows public network/unidentified network. I'll try rebooting and see what happens. Any other suggestions greatly appreciated.
Firewalls, malware apps?

run ipconfig /all on both and upload the output for us. TIA
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15 Nov 2011   #7
hschott

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

This is the xp:
Windows IP Configuration





Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

This is Windows 7:
Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c0e:bad7:fcf6:27fc%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c8b0:88fd:2107:229d%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.84
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2011   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hschott View Post
This is the xp:
Windows IP Configuration





Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

This is Windows 7:
Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c0e:bad7:fcf6:27fc%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c8b0:88fd:2107:229d%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.84
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
XP wont run IPv6. You should disable it on the win 7 machine.
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15 Nov 2011   #9
hschott

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

ok, disabled IPv6, pinged and instead of timed out, get destination host unreachable. Here's the ipconfig for the w7 pc with IPv6 off. Is there some other configuration I should check? All firewalls are off. Should I go get a crossover cable?

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c8b0:88fd:2107:229d%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.84
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{17383010-53D5-4540-AB53-0A6F28CAB191}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2011   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hschott View Post
ok, disabled IPv6, pinged and instead of timed out, get destination host unreachable. Here's the ipconfig for the w7 pc with IPv6 off. Is there some other configuration I should check? All firewalls are off. Should I go get a crossover cable?

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c8b0:88fd:2107:229d%11
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.84
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

Tunnel adapter isatap.gateway.2wire.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{17383010-53D5-4540-AB53-0A6F28CAB191}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Is there a router in the mix?
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