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post #1 of 6
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hey people,

I am looking for a software that enables me and my friend to transfer files between two computers, which are not on the same network.
Preferebly a direct connection like peer to peer rather than just using dropbox.

I've looked into what I could find e.g. folder transfer, file transfer, file sender etc..
Folder transfer was the best out of the bunch but it's not great.
One of my friends recommended checking out WInSCP, which is next on my list.

I also found Infinit today, which I will look into.

If anybody already has some experience or any other input on the matter, I would really appreciate it.
post #2 of 6
Filezilla, it uses FTP.

Forward the ports, set up username/password. Security like SSH/TSL/SSL.


Edit- Having said that Filezilla uses a client server setup and may not be suitable for what you want.


You could maybe set up a joint dropbox account and link it to both pcs?
Edited by BritishBob - 6/5/16 at 11:46am
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post #3 of 6
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Yeah I thought about FTP, which I will probably end up using.
But I was hoping for a different solution, easier to use.
I don't know if there is something out there like what I picture, like a minimalistic messenger where you just pick the file and send it to the person.
post #4 of 6
I agree with Britishbob on the DropBox suggestion. I set one up at my dad's business and they use it regularly to share pictures and forms at a real estate business.
post #5 of 6
You could setup a VPN between your house and his house, then it will be just like you are on the same network.
A lot of routers support VPN.

Don't use PPTP for VPN however unless it uses the new L2TP protocol.
If your router doesn't support VPN, you can setup an OpenVPN server on one end, then connect from the other end.
You will have to port forward though, and this likely isn't going to be easy.

Good solutions normally aren't easy, and easy solutions normally aren't that good.
post #6 of 6
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Thanks for the input!
As for the dropbox suggestion, as I mentioned I would rather use another solution. For example with a peer to peer connection or vpn the files arent stored on a server.
And I hadn't thought of setting up a vpn connection, seems like a good way for 2 specific pcs.
It's mostly for me and my friend (business partner) but sometimes it's with other people as well.
So I guess I'll use a vpn connection for me and my buddy and will keep on searching for a program I could use with other people.
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