How do you network a PC and a laptop ?

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How do you network a PC and a laptop ?

Post by madricodex » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:58 am

How do you network a PC and a laptop together? I have a PC and a laptop. Both are running Linux Mint 18.3. Both are connected to the internet through the same switch. But how can I network them so I could transfer files from one the the other? I tried some Youtube example that involve Samba and it just doesn't work. Is there a guru among you who can show me a step-by-step fool-proof solution? Networking is total gebrish to me.

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Re: How do you network a PC and a laptop ?

Post by athi » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:05 am

Here is a link to altair4 file sharing tutorial

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23169
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Re: How do you network a PC and a laptop ?

Post by phd21 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:15 pm

Hi madricodex,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt of both computers, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

There are actually a few methods to share files and or transfer files, some are simple and some not so simple but once set up properly works very well.

For simple file transfers, you can use one of these applications "Feem", "dukto", "Nitroshare", etc... (works for all computers using any operating system and devices like smartphones, tablets, etc...)

You can easily setup a cloud provider's sync client (free or paid for) where files and folders are synced to any computer or device with the cloud provider's sync client installed and running. (works for all computers using any operating system and devices like smartphones, tablets, etc...)

Then, of course, there are actual networking options like Samba, SSH, NFS, etc... for streaming videos, music, (multimedia stuff) you can use a media server using "UPnP/DLNA".
Using SSH for networking wrote:You can easily install "openSSH" from the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), search for and install "ssh", or the console terminal command line:

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sudo apt-get install ssh
SSH: An Easier-Than-You-Thought Tutorial
http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201102/page18.html

Setting Up a Home Network with Linux Mint
https://www.maketecheasier.com/setting- ... inux-mint/
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Samba networking wrote: Samba - done the Linux way
by altair4 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:01 pm
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 10#p960482

Post: Simple file sharing is NOT simple - actually it can be
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 6#p1116982
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Network File System (NFS) networking wrote: reference by Old Ruler » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:05 am
https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide ... ystem.html

Hope this helps ...
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Re: How do you network a PC and a laptop ?

Post by patrickjburt » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:52 am

athi wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:05 am
Here is a link to altair4 file sharing tutorial

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=23169
Nice!!!

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