View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wired Lan problem

December 6th, 2008, 06:03 PM
I want to connect my old with my new laptop so to transfer some folders...I have wired them directly,no router between!
I want somebody to tell me what i have to do now...

Another big problem is that my old laptop has a broken touchpad and i have no mouse,so everything must be done via terminal or keyboard!

Thanks in advance and sorry for my english!:)

December 6th, 2008, 07:19 PM
You could install openssh on both the machines and connect both with a cross-over LAN cable."sudo apt-get install openssh" on the laptop without mouse control.

December 6th, 2008, 07:36 PM
I think i dont have a cross-over LAN cable but a simple ethernet one...:S

December 6th, 2008, 07:48 PM
If you are connecting two machines directly then you need a cross-over cable. You could burn the data on a CD or a USB drive :)

December 6th, 2008, 09:06 PM

You might as well invest in a Router, they are not expensive these days, under 30 bucks for DLink, about 45 bucks for LynkSys is all.
This also gives you a firewall to the internet to protect your LAN data.

Saves tons of headaches too!

A crossover cable can cost about 1/2 the price of a router anyhow!
And you'll always be accidentially picking it up, thinking it's a LAN cable too after you do get a router.