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    Default transfer files via cat 5 cable from one puter to another?

    Is it possible to transfer files from one computer to another using a Cat 5 cable? If so does it have to be a crossover or straight and is there software needed? Both computers have NIC cards in them. I have several very large files and could possibly use FTP, but I do not have it loaded and am looking for an easy way to do this.

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    If you have a router, you can use regular Cat5 cable to the NIC cards and connect the two through that and use the network wizard to set you up. Connecting directly you would need the crossover Cat5 cable. To be honest with you, I've spent the last half hour looking for instructions and have come up empty handed. Hopefully others will know the proceedure for crossover connections.

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    I have a router and a home network. Exactly how would that work? Would it be like file sharing? Do you have a link I can go to?

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    it's file sharing either way. Here's a good place for tutorials.

    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/networking/

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    Thanks for the web site, it answered my questions and I successfully moved my files around.