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Networking Old And New PCs


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#1 tb75252

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 11:17 AM

I have this old PC (more than 10 years old) that I would like to network together (wired network) with a modern one. The old PC has two serial ports and no USB ports, so I was thinking that maybe I could network them together with a USB-to-Serial cable. The problem that I am running into is that all the USB-to-Serial cables that I have found so far are no more than 16" long. (Ideally, I would need a 10-foot or so cable. PS: I am not interested in exploring the wireless option...)

Two questions:
1) The fact that these cables come in such short length is perhaps a sign that it is not possible to wire two PCs together with a USB-to-Serial cable?
2) What freeware is available for synchronizing files on two PCs that are networked together?

Thanks.
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:03 PM

ebay is a great place to find cables at just about any length......
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