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Everything posted by princemc

  1. Okay, I finally got it to work. I had to setup the server on my Desktop and run the client on my laptop. I also had to disable IP checks because it was preventing me from getting the proper connection. I know that isn't the safest option but I'll figure it out if I plan on running it in a more permanent fashion later on. Thank you for all the help!
  2. I'll try a couple different things when I get home tonight. I'll try the things you suggested and I will also try making my desktop the server instead of the laptop being the server
  3. I've added both the server, and the client through the firewall on each respective PC. The connection completes now, but I keep getting the "425: Can't open data connection for transfer of /" error. I have been using local IP to attempt the connection and that's where I get stuck at is the 425, and subsequent 421 disconnect error.
  4. I'll give that a try later tonight once I get out of work. I really appreciate all your help so far. I've kinda been wanting to set up and FTP server for a while now but I never thought I would have to do it just to transfer some files to another pc on my network. So far, I've tried to set up the server on my laptop, because that's where the files are, and running the client on my desktop. I think tonight I'm going to do the reverse and set up the server on my desktop instead and use my laptop as a client and see if I can get it to work that way. Although I'll have to go change my port forwarding options, I think it might work out a little better. I've had network issues with that laptop since I got it so there could be something on it that's preventing inbound connections but outbound connections might work a little better for me. I'll give that a shot. I also haven't had the time yet to check and see if my flash drive is using a letter assignment that my laptop is currently using so I'll have to try to reassign paths on my desktop and see what happens. It's hard to imagine that's the case, because I have about 6 drives total in my PC and only one on my laptop, but I suppose there could be partitions with other letter assignments that are hidden on my laptop, but are not hidden on my desktop.
  5. I finally got the connection up, but now I'm left with the 425 error saying it can't connect to the directory
  6. So I've tried to use Filezilla and after watching your tutorial and about 6 others, I can't seem to get it to connect. Originally I was getting "Connection Refused" errors, but now it just times out when I try to connect and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here.
  7. I'm looking to do this without spending money since I should have a wide variety of tools at my disposal, I just can't seem to get any of them to work correctly. Laptop is a Dell XPS 13, I don't know if the storage is even removable in it, and if it is it's probably an M.2 Drive, so I would have to take my boot drive out of my PC to plug it in for file transfer. I don't get any errors when I plug in the USB drive. Windows plays the notification sound that I plugged in a new device, but the drive doesn't show up on "This PC" nor does it show up in Disk Management. It shows up in Device Manager with a yellow triangle error sign and I believe it says drivers are outdated but I can't get it to install new ones either. My USB dongle for a wireless mouse still works fine but 2 separate flash drives do not. After turning on Network Discovery and removing password authentication for file sharing, I try to browse the files on each PC from the other, an error like this appears Thanks a lot, I'll give this a go in a little while
  8. So I'm not sure if this will be in the right thread or not. Its kind of a network issue but could be a Windows issue. So I have some files on my laptop that I'd like to try to transfer over to my desktop. It's about 60gb worth and I have slow internet at home so I'm trying to avoid using any type of cloud service for this. (10:1 DSL connection) I read conflicting information about transferring files between PC's using a USB-C to USB-C cable, and couldn't find a definitive guide so I abandoned that idea. For some odd reason my 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive cannot be used by my laptop, but does show up on my desktop when plugged in. So I then started trying to transfer files over LAN. I made sure to turn Network Discovery on for both devices (Windows 10 on each), enabling every possible sharing option I could find. I mapped one of my Desktop's drives to the Network, and it's not discoverable by my laptop. My laptop cannot be accessed by my desktop due to permissions limitations I have no idea how to disable. Clicking the help link takes me to Microsoft support page but not to any article explaining how to fix it. I tried network sharing the folder I'm trying to transfer, and that doesn't show up on my desktop either. I'm at a complete loss here. I have no idea how to transfer these files without it taking 4 days due to my horrible upload speeds into a cloud service. I'd like to try to go the LAN route if anyone has any suggestions on what to do. I'd really appreciate it.
  9. That is a great suggestion, thank you for the help!
  10. So, currently, I have my DSL modem fully bridged, with my Archer C7 handling everything instead. To cut back on interference should I just disable the radios on my Archer and place a UniFi AP in a central location, while still using my Archer as a network switch? I do have a powered 5 port switch, but I don't know how that configuration would work with a switch, then an AP. I don't know if UniFi can setup PPPoE to continue my bridge and just cut out the C7 completely.
  11. Only issue here is, my apartment is kinda like one long hallway with rooms branching off the side, so the most central location would be in the hallway and there are no electrical outlets in the hall. I would have to run Ethernet and power somehow along the ceiling/walls/floors into the hall for my Archer C7, and then double back the Ethernet to my PC. I may try to run my 50ft Cat 6 cable under the carpet with a PoE injector and pick up a UniFi AP AC Lite to mount somewhere in the middle of the unit. Wireless repeaters would be an issue because the only choices that would be close enough to repeat a stronger signal would be the outlet in my bathroom, which is not ideal, and the kitchen, next to the sink so that also is not ideal. I was tempted to try powerline because I do have my own breaker panel for my unit so the other units are not on the same circuitry as me, and the interference shouldn't exist.
  12. Unfortunately there are about 6 cable hookups in the apartment, but I have DSL included in my rent and can't justify paying for cable internet at the moment, so I only have 2 DSL hookups in poor locations. I am in the U.S. I would try to run and outdoor rated Cat6 outside along the runs for the cable hookups but I don't have a way to get up that high without management seeing and wondering why I'm making modifications to the building. I think I might try running cable under the carpet, I didn't even think about that. I just have to see how strongly tacked down they have it, I may not have an opening to get it under and really want to try to avoid fees for "ruining" the carpet when I move out eventually. I'll just try to get a PoE injector near my router, and run cable to another wireless AP in the other end of the building.
  13. Just realized the AP AC Lite comes with an injector
  14. I'm not too familiar with powerline adapters, do they need to be on the same breaker for them to work? I'm kinda skeptical because my apartment is actually in a historic building from the 1800's, I'm not sure exactly how old the lines are, but with the age of the building I kind of question the integrity of the wiring in the building as a whole. I suppose running that would end up being better than not having signal at all however.
  15. So I'm looking to extend my Wi-Fi range in my apartment. The fact that I'm in an apartment limits some of my options right from the start. (I.E. running new lines, wall mounting anything) I have a DSL connection and there are only two phone jacks in the unit, one in the living room, which is on one side of the apartment, and one in my bedroom, which is at the opposite end of the unit. So placing my modem/AP in either room kinda limits my range in the opposite side of the building. I currently have my PC wired into my router in the living room, but the range doesn't reliably reach my bedroom. Last I knew, range extenders are all pretty much garbage. I was wondering if anyone had a relatively inexpensive suggestion for me to extend my range so I can actually use my Wi-Fi in my bedroom. I'd say its probably about 25-30 feet away, but it goes through like 6 walls to reach my bedroom. I have a 25 foot shielded RJ11 cable so I can get my modem as far as possible across the living room to improve the range on my router already but lately I've been having issues with the stability.
  16. I'm struggling to make this work right. I'll look into it more once it slows down here.
  17. Not sure if it's just my ignorance to the program but I'm having trouble connecting to my device. Would I be using my device's local IP address or public IP?
  18. Hey everyone, I work at a small company and we've been using Teamviewer to remote into other company computers for the past several years now. Problem is we've been using a free version of the program, so we've had to stop using Teamviewer after several emails we have recieved. The higher ups are frugal, and don't want to pay for software, or if they do, don't want to pay much. Does anyone have any suggestions on good Remote Desktop software that is free/cheap? We've switched to Chrome Remote Desktop but it has some issues, and as far as I have tested, does not support two users being connected at the same time. Any suggestions would be great.
  19. For Downstream I'm looking at anywhere from -2.7 to -3.3 with and SNR of ~40dB and Upstream is ~46dBmV. According to that site you linked to, it all seems fine and there are no "Uncorrectables"
  20. Not sure if they changed their plans or not but I tried signing up for the free 30 day trial and I cannot add a Ping monitor, I've looked all around to see if I missed something in the signup process to actually acknowledge I have a free trial and found nothing.
  21. Would that be the Infrastructure one or the Website monitoring?
  22. Ironically, I tried accessing Site24x7's webpage and google searching Netspot and the network went down
  23. True, Spectrum could just be swindling us into getting a more expensive internet package... I will look into that but will also have to justify leaving a machine running 24x7 as someone may mention that I'm racking up the electric leaving a computer running all night... I'll try it out right now. I'll give Netspot a go too and see what comes up.
  24. Alright. Kind of a dead thread now but Spectrum sent a tech over to look into our issues and he said that there's too much network usage for the package we have. We're on a 10/1 package and have too many devices running and it's causing some of them to drop out when usage is heaviest. Essentially we are hitting the maximum our connection will allow. All the other advice will be taken into consideration but for now we are deciding if it is viable to upgrade to a higher package first to see if our issues subside. If not, we will try other things but this will be the first step.
  25. So I guess there's a little update to the situation. I called Spectrum and was on the phone for a good hour explaining the situation. He noticed that we have packet loss so they're sending a tech out to come check our connection and everything. Found out that our cordless phone system runs at 1.9Ghz so it shouldn't be interfering with even the 2.4Ghz WiFi. Our 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz connections were under the same SSID which was causing 5Ghz devices to jump between 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands which caused instability. Otherwise everything seems fine. So hopefully they find what was causing packet loss and that will fix all of our issues. I'll definitely look into upgrading hardware in the future nonetheless. Thanks for all the suggestions and we'll see what happens tomorrow when the Technician arrives.