I have searched and read a few other forums for this solution but have yet to be able to accomplish this task. I want to connect my Windows 7 laptop to my Macbook to share large files (10GB or larger) via ethernet speeds using FTP (since Windows 7 now has a native ftp client). I know there are work-arounds such as firewire (although I haven't tried that yet) but I would like to know how to accomplish this for furture reference.
What I have done thus far:
-connected ThinkPad to Macbook via cross over cable
-created ad hoc network on Macbook
-clicked on "unidentified network" for Windows 7
That's where the problems begin. I get an IP on my Macbook and can see the ThinkPad in my finder but for whatever reason I cannot connect to the "device". Also I cannot see my Macbook from the Windows laptop. I've tried diagnosing the problem on Windows but all that really does is restart the LAN port and still no changes. Can anyone help me with step by step instructions? Oh, and just to point out; I can see both my Mac and Windows laptops from the other when I am on wireless. I don't want to transfer 10GB files via wireless.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks