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Setting up a HUB
home network hub

 12:58 am on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)


I was hoping someone can help me out. I just got a new desktop (whoo hoo), and I want to transfer my files from my existing desktop to my new one.

I know I need a hub, but I'm not sure of how to set it up.

Currently we have a D-Link Router (AirPlus Xtreme G Wireless Router) between my desktop and my wife's laptop. But I'm not sure if I could use this for my purposes, or if I need something else.

My desktop is running Windows2000 Professional and the new PC has Windows XP.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you!



 2:09 am on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

If you've got a router, you don't need a hub.

Just set up the networking on each machine so that they can 'see' each other -- The Network setup wizard will walk you through most of this. On XP, the path is: Start->Control Panel->Network Setup Wizard.



 2:13 am on Feb 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

You sure can use your existing router if you have unused ports.

  1. Connect your new computer to the router
  2. Setup home networking thru your new computer (Start -> Settings -> Network Connection -> Network Setup Wizard)
  3. Share the folder on your old computer than you want to copy
  4. On your new computer go to Network Places -> OldComputerName -> FolderName
  5. Copy files


 5:49 pm on Feb 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just as an addition, you can also use a crossover cable connected directly between the two computers. But, if you already have the router, that'd be easier. Or, at least, the cables would be easier to find.


 4:22 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Actually, Best Buy stores and Radio Shacks all have crossover cables. However, it's cheaper to order them shipped next day air from newegg than it is to buy them at one of the stores.

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