Hi Guys, I've struck a real problem in my network here at home. Let me explain if I can... I set my computer up with a wireless network, that was no big issue. Now I would like to get totally away from Windows, to do that would require me to shift files from my old computer to my new dual-boot computer that uses XP/Ubuntu. All well and good, I got the two talking to one another, via a ping test, but I cannot transfer files between the 2 computers. I will say that the two computers are connected via a Cat6 Cross-over cable, ie, directly. What has gone wrong here?. The first person that says "Windows File and Settings Transfer Wizard", will be kindly told where to go. I've been around that round-about so many times it's not funny anymore. Anyone got some REAL advice?
Are you sure one of the machines is set to master? I know it is supposed to work with them in auto but that has not been my experiernce. settings,network,client for windows,printer/file sharing,properties,browse master = enabled
Mike, I dunno Ubuntu, but I guess to read a file, first you need something that understands what you are trying to do. Are you sure you have a platform ready to receive "files"? A file is always produced for an operating system, prepared to be used by that system, eg. the extension is maybe not recognized by the receiver, etc.
I recommend to check whether you are able to store such files on your other pc, then if it runs, try to synchronize folders.
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Hi All, Sorry, I may not have made it that clear in my OP, but I intend on wiping the HDD on my last remaining dedicated Windows desktop computer and before I do, I have to transfer a lot of Ham Radio club minutes and other such files into my laptop, that will remain as a dual boot computer so that I can still use a few applications that will only work in a Windows environment, or would be too much trouble to right the necessary code to get them to work on a Linux platform.
I've made sure that the IP addresses are the same in both computers and can even ping between the two, no problems at all. Where the wheels fall off, is when I try to move files between shared folders on both computers. I get a prompt that comes up on the screen that tells me "Windows cannot detect the other computer on your network, please run Windows Network Set-Up Wizard and try again" Now, I've been through this I don't know how many times and I get the same thing. The computers can talk to each other, but for some odd reason, Windows is not detecting the 2nd computer in the network. Personally I don't use Windows Firewall, it's garbage, I prefer to use Zone Alarm. This is just one of the reasons why I'm looking to minimise the number of Windows computers here.
Is this windoze 98, xp or what? 98 doesn't talk to xp onless you add the plugins. From my experience you shouldn't have to do anything but set file sharing on and let then negotiate a connection. I do think you can't have 2 on the network with the same ip address.
Sometimes I find it is easier to just swap the drive into the other machine to get the files off if this is just a one time deal. You may be able to do this by simply stringing the cable between them without actually moving the drive. I have a 3' IDE cable for doing things like this. It was how I synchronized the MP3 files on my car players before I got the file sharing working. Use the secondary controller for the other drive (unplug the CD)