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Windows 7: Laptop to Laptop File Transfer via LAN Cable

22 Jul 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Just a note,

If you statically set the duplex and speed you will need to use the correct network cable as the Auto-MDIX is completed via the auto-negotiation of speed and duplex.

Typically I like to use two categories of devices:

Category A:

Computer, Router, Server

Category B:

Switch, Hub, Bridge, Wireless AP

If you are connected 2 devices that belong into the same category you will need a crossover cable (E.g Switch to Switch or Computer to Computer).

If however you are connected devices from two different categories then you can use a straight cable (E.g Computer to Switch or Router to Hub).

Note that a router refers to a native router and not one of those combo boxes that you are given by your ISP. Those devices typically only have switch ports available and should be considered a switch when choosing which cable.

Always good to know when you should use which cable and not rely on auto detection technologies which could fail.


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22 Jul 2014   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Always good to know when you should use which cable and not rely on auto detection technologies which could fail.
Indeed. Thanks a lot for your input!
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