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Hey I got 2 PCs both running Windows 7 and I want to get some data from one onto the other. Don't have a usb big enough to transfer it that way, and I don't have a way to connect them both to the internet at the same time. How would I go about sharing data between the two with just a network cable plugged directly from one into the other? Surely this is possible
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You will need a crossover cable or a hub/switch in order to do that.
    
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A cross over cable and then follow the instructions to setup and configure windows homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...g-the-easy-way
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So a normal CAT 5 that plugs into a RJ45 on both ends won't work?
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So a normal CAT 5 that plugs into a RJ45 on both ends won't work?
No.
    
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So a normal CAT 5 that plugs into a RJ45 on both ends won't work?
Does not hurt to try. Most modern nics and cables do support automatic crossover. I do direct connections with normal cables on my computers quite frequently before i got my gigabit switch.
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When your computer has built-in auto-crossover (a.k.a. auto-switching or auto-MDI/MDIX) port, lets a computer connect directly to another computer using a straight-through cable.
Newer computers have this function, so what you need is a straight-through cable not a crossover.
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post #8 of 16
You could try a normal cat 5 cable, as what people have said about the auto-mdi/mdix is correct. I am old school and had to use a cross over cable as the nics of old wouldn't auto cross over cables.
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The two mobo's NICs in question is MSI 790FX GD-70 and Biostar A880G+, stright through is all I've got so its worth a try.. what would I do software side once I've plugged the two computers NICs to eachother?
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post #10 of 16
You could follow the guide I posted earlier on setting up the Windows 7 homegroup..

I see from your sig that you are A+ Certified?? But yet you don't know how to setup simple file sharing?????
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