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Windows 7: Laptop to Laptop File Transfer via LAN Cable

20 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
Laptop to Laptop File Transfer via LAN Cable

Hi guys,

I just learned how to crimp straight cables and crossover cables. =^.^=
(Sorry for the shallow things that make me happy haha.)

The green one is the crossover cable, the white one is the straight cable.
In class, we were told cross-cables can be used to transfer files directly between laptops (generally 2 computers) without any intermediary device (like a flashdrive). We were only able to test the cables by pinging, since we ran out of time.

I found this post, which outlines what must be done nicely, but unfortunately does not explain much further on how to do it.

If anyone can explain the outline above in a step-tutorial, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks guys!

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20 Jul 2014   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I have never learned how to crimp. But I would really like to see a tutorial on it.
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21 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)

I can perhaps post a tutorial on crimping with photos.

The crosscable file transfer I'm very much eager to learn. At school, we often have our own laptops around, so it's quite convenient to be able to utilize the crosscables we made.
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21 Jul 2014   #4

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Here's an MS article on how to do it: Connect two computers using a crossover cable - Windows Help
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21 Jul 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

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21 Jul 2014   #6

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)

Layback - Kathy025 is talking about using a crossover ethernet cable between 2 computers. The USB cable you posted the links to would work as well but is a different animal entirely.

Here's a link to a crossover cable like the one she made in class:
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21 Jul 2014   #7
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

Regular Cat5 cables - connect computers via your router or a switch
Crossover cable - connect pc to pc without any extra hardware (it just patches send to recieve etc)

the cable used is kinda irrelevant. Both pcs have to join a homegroup. Then you put the files to be shared into a folder with shared permissions. Each user should be able to see the other person's shares. Google 'home networking'.

When connecting via a router or switch, the type of cable doesn't matter because most modern devices have auto-sense.
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21 Jul 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Images for the wiring of plugs on Ethernet cables:
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22 Jul 2014   #9

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)

Hey guys, thanks for your replies. I have managed to transfer files via LAN cable with this video tutorial:
How to share files b/w two computer using a LAN cable (NEW) - YouTube
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22 Jul 2014   #10


Crossover cable is starting to be a piece of history, nothing else:

Now, the need for crossover cables has been eliminated with more modern equipment. Gigabit Ethernet was created with a widely used option called Auto-MDIX (automatic medium-dependent interface crossover). This technology detects whether you need a crossover cable or a straight-through cable, and it automatically configures the network interface card accordingly.

Thanks to this technology, if you are using Gigabit Ethernet, chances are you will be able to connect your PCs or hubs with regular, straight-through cables, and the NICs on either end will detect the cable and adjust accordingly.
From Do you need a crossover cable? | Network World.
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