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I have connected my Desktop to my PC with a Firewire Cable. I have also set up and enabled a 1394 connection in "Network Connections".

But how do I send a file from one to the other. There is no User Interface to do so (that I know off).

I already have a Wireless Network between the two but that is too slow at 11Mbps.

Need help with sending files through the FIrewire connection.

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Question by:Jetheat
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by:mikeleebrla
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your desktop has firewire? do you mean laptop to desktop? Do both of these machines have ethernet cards via RJ45 connections. If they do i would just use a crossover cable and connect the two.  Then you can would have a true peer to peer network and if you have file sharing turned on you can transfer the files at the top speed of the network cards.
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by:Jetheat
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Yeah I meant Laptop to Desktop with a Firewire Card in the Desktop and an i-link port in the laptop.

U see, I already have them networked wirelessly and the only reason Im bothering with this is because Firewire is the fastest.

However, I still dont know how to transfer files thru Firewire.
Any ideas?
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by:mikeleebrla
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Can you network them with an ethernet cable? IE do you Have RJ45   Depending on the network card you have it could be up to 1 gig per second, 100 MB per second at the worst.
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by:ShineOn
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Firewire 400 is 400 Mbps, and Firewire 800 is 800 Mbps.  I can see why Jetheat wants to use firewire.  If both units already have firewire, there's no sense in spending money on Gigabit Ethernet to get comparable speed.  It's just a matter of:  How?

Aren't there Firewire NIC emulators?  

Doesn't your firewire support documentation and software include something that will do what you want?

If not, check out laplink.  They support USB and firewire, AFAIK.
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by:Jetheat
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I dont know anything about the RJ45 thing. I dont know if I have ethernet.

I just know that I want to connect via Firewire and so I just installed the software called Firenet but the Firewire connection in "Network Connections" says the cable is unplugged when its not. It has a little red crossnext to it.

Any ideas?
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by:ShineOn
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The "RJ45 thing" is in reference to the type of connector used for UTP Ethernet networking.  If you have an Ethernet NIC, the likelihood is that it is an RJ45 jack, which mates with an RJ45 8-wire Telco-type connector.

Not to push you off or anything, but does your firewire card and software come with a tech-support line, or a tech-support website, or email address?

You may get a faster answer working directly with the manufacturer in this case.  If you installed their software but it isn't working, they will be able to figure out why not much faster than we would.
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by:Jetheat
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NO, no firewire support. In fact Im using an i-link port that comes with the laptop as a firewire port and on the desktop, I have a card installed with a firewire port which came with the Motherboard as an extra piece of equipment.
But I don't think there is any software that comes with it.
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