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Connect Laptop To Desktop To Move Files


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:03 PM

If I want to move large amounts of files from my laptop to my desktop, can I just use a USB cable and manage the transfer from one to the other or is there something else I have to do? Thanks.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 06:52 PM

You could: example but I don't know how happy you'll be, kind of slow. With the price of routers these days why don't you use one. You'll have the added benefit of a hardware firewall
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:34 AM

Router? How would I use that to transfer files?

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:29 AM

You would network your computers. There's a forum on the site devoted to do just that. Scroll down the forum page a bit and post there. Here's some reading to get you started
practically networked.com By the way, any type of cable you use is a special type. Besides the special USB there's also parallel and series, and a CAT cable, but they have to be a cross=over or null type
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:14 AM

Basically, all I want to do is to copy my iTunes library and my Picture file to a desktop. Is using a router the best way to do this?

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 01:43 PM

Basically, all I want to do is to copy my iTunes library and my Picture file to a desktop. Is using a router the best way to do this?



yes using a router is probably the best method for doing this.




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