How to share files between two computers connected by a router?
January 17, 2007 4:07 PM Subscribe
Two computers, one router, no file transfers
posted by ye#ara to computers & internet (11 answers total)
I want to transfer some 20 gigs between two computers.
They're in the same room, connected via a router.
Both of them are running Win XP.
I have a ISP Branded D-Link router - DSL-604+. I connected both computers to the router, gave them the same workgroup name, but they do not show up on the other computer's workgroup network places view.
I tried running the FileZilla FTP server, and connect to FTP with IP - no such luck. I could not find proper FileZilla FTP Server documentation anyway, so it was a shot in the dark.
The Microsoft help files and internet guides about settings workgroups are no help at all.
I am getting packets when I ping the other computer - it's the MS Network interface which is problematic.
I really want to do this without spending money and without transferring hard discs. Please help me find a (somewhat) elegant solution.