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Can I network a laptop to a pc via a fir

By chinadoli ·
If so, what would be the difference between that and using a crossover cable. OS is Win XP on both. They are currently networked with a crossover cable.

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by TheChas In reply to Can I network a laptop to ...

You will need to find a FireWire data transfer cable.

The USB data transfer cables run $20 and up.

The transfer cable acts like a hub between the 2 PCs.

On a practicle basis, you will see little difference between a crossover cable, and Firewire.
(Unless your NICs are 10MBS not 100MBS cards)

Chas

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Can I network a laptop to ...

Sure you can...using a firewire cable, firewire ports and a product like "FireNet". Supposedly performance is very good....

Take a look here for information on performance, etc:

http://www.pcbuyersguide.com/solutions/networks/ieee1394_networking.html

Hope this helps!

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Can I network a laptop to ...

Oops...one addition. Since you are using XP, the IP over firewire functioanlity is "built-in" and no third-party software is required.

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by Bazz00 In reply to Can I network a laptop to ...

Yes you can connect the two via a Firewire connection.

The difference is that firewire runs at 400mbps so is 4 times faster than runnig over Ethernet at 100mbps. A disadvantage is that firewire is more expensive and you cannot use as long a cable (I think only upto 5m the same as USB) as with ethernet which works upto 100m without a repeater. XP allows you to use IP over the link as well which is built-in.

Another alternative is to connect the two via a USB cable. USB 1.0 runs at 12mb and USB 2.0 runs at over 600mb (I think arround 650mb). USB is limited to a 5m cable though.

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