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If I connect two computers via ethernet cable, would I be able to transfer files?

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Hi all.
If I connect two computers via ethernet cable, would I be able to transfer files and share internet connection?

Thanks in advance.
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Not without a switch or a router in between iirc.
Some motherboards can handle it, but most just sit there.
You could do it if you install Hamatchi though.
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post #4 of 13
Basicly you will be enabling an Ad Hoc connection to each computer, so yes it is possible. But this is for the files only.

if you want to share an internet connection between each, you will need a router to do so.
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post #5 of 13

yes when configured correctly

i have never tried it myself

do yourself a favor a mute your speakers 1st

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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Not without a switch or a router in between.
you could do it if you install Hamatchi though.



Simply set a static IP address for each PC, something simple like 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2. If they both have Gigabit ports; enjoy 50MB/S+
    
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I use a crossover cable if I need to bypass my switches.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by killabytes View Post



Simply set a static IP address for each PC, something simple like 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2. If they both have Gigabit ports; enjoy 50MB/S+
Well sorry.
I havent done a direct file transfer in over a decade now so I think im allowed to not really remember how its done.

The second I started doing the responsible thing and backing up my data onto external drives connected to the network the importance of direct file transferring evaporated.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by caraboose View Post
I use a crossover cable if I need to bypass my switches.
this, although sometimes the NIC will automatically switch with logic gates inside to accomodate patch cables as crossovers.
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I use a crossover cable if I need to bypass my switches.
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