Does anyone know a software which allows you to send files between two computers connected directly via lan cable (machines run WinXp and Win7)? I've already tried to use shared files and folders feature but machines doesn't recognise each other. Both machines have the same workgroup and unique names. Shared internet connection does work however.
On the machine where you shared the folder, open the command prompt or type
CMD in run (to open RUN in Windows use Key+R). Then type
ipconfig (followed by enter) so you will get the IP-Address of that machine. Now go to another PC and open the run again and type
\\ followed by the found IP-Address and press enter.
\\192.168.15.1 and press enter
Remember to replace
192.168.15.1 with the IP-Address you found on the main-machine.
You do need to enable the firewall to let traffic for file-sharing through.
For ESET Smart Security you can look here for the settings to allow file-sharing etc.
If both your PCs are in the same workgroup and connected, then Windows file sharing should work. However, computers may not recognize each other instantly (I remember direct connection caused such problems when I used it). You can try to force the connection:
- Press Win+R on Computer 1 (the one that's not sharing a folder)
\\Computer2(or whatever the name of second one is, prefixed with double backslash)
- Press Enter.
It may take some time, but eventually Explorer window should show up.