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By Hcyong ·
How to transfer data between 2 computer using modem without dialing it to ISP? Can i dial to other party directly to establish connection?

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by jschein In reply to Home networking

Sure... if you actually "DIAL" the other computer.

Pluggin the phone cord from one pc to the other just doesn't hack it. It will never work.

Home networking is what it is. 1 NETWORK CARD IN EACH PC with a CROSSOVER or X-CABLE connecting them.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Home networking

i think this person wants to transfer data from 2 computers not in physical proximity. well, pcANYwhere is great solution if you can spend. otherwise give us os's and we can think up ideas better.
what to use to transfer files? you gotta have a protocol for the communication that needs to occur. hmmm. ftp server (yuk?) or configure dialup so can act like on network and use that file handling protocol. or use hyperterminal. have one end set up in hyperterminal to answer phone. dial it up using hyperterminal with other computer. use modem commands to move files. i can't remember. this is perhaps not even 2 cents worth...is this a one time only situation or recurring? are you open to other solutions? why not use internet?

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by Hcyong In reply to

can i have more detailed solution?:)

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by TheChas In reply to Home networking

Yes, you can set up a network between to computers over the phone line.

However, you need 2 separate phone lines.

VPN is one style of networking that works over phone lines for PC to PC networking.

Check out the Dial-Up networking articles at:
http://www.wown.com/articles_tutorials/net/

The data transfer will be VERY slow! At best, figure on 10 to 20 MB per hour.

If you have a lot of data to transfer, a low cost solution is to install hot swap drive bays in each PC and transfer the data to a used hard drive. Move the drive to the other PC, and download the files.

If you can provide more specific details on what you are trying to accomplish, we can provide more detailed solutions.

Chas

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by Hcyong In reply to

actually, with 2 different phone lines, i want to establish a connection to my friend's pc for data transfer. the problem is how do i make a connection to my friend's computer.Normally, we dial the ISP no. but now we dial the phone line number. the problem is how my friends is going to answer the call?

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by TheChas In reply to Home networking

Okay, now that we have established that the 2 computers are in different locations, we can suggest things to do.

First, one or both modems MUST be set to auto answer.
Then, you and your friend need to agree on times to have the computers call each other.

Next, you need to set up networking and file sharing on both computers.

You need to both have the same work group name, but unique computer names.

You should look into setting up a VPN (virtual private network). Mainly to increase security.

Then, I believe that you just set up the connection and call your friends PC just as you would an ISP.

If you setup Windows Messaging, you can send text messages back and forth.

Instead of opening up a web browser to transfer files, you will open Windows Explorer, and browse to the shared folder.

Basically, it works much the same as having 2 PCs connected using an Ethernet hub.
It's just a LOT slower.

Chas

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by jschein In reply to Home networking

Hmmm... All these answers which will work, but you obviously will not get it to where it will work.

Not to mention the Dial-Up will only connect at about 2 - 6kbs.

Tell ya what, just burn your porn and music to cd's and mail it to em, it's alot faster.

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by jschein In reply to

It's so disheartening that these people give you such a DETAILED answer, yet you REJECT their answers which are correct.

If you could READ, and follow instructions, it would be working already. Rejecting their answers lowers certain ratings in their profiles.

As you can tell, I will post my opinion openly without concern if I am correct. Have a nice day.

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