How can I connect a Windows Vista box with an Ubuntu box in an ad-hoc network?

toot December 25, 2010
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There are two boxes: one is the Windows Vista box and the second is the Ubuntu box. I like to connect them for file sharing purpose. What is the recommended way to connect both Windows Vista and Ubuntu on an ad-hoc networking basis?

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  1. Yo
    May 17, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Samba, NFS, (S)FTP(S), Bluetooth...

  2. Edward Law
    December 29, 2010 at 7:02 am

    I wonder if you can use a Belkin Easy Transfer cable (via USB 2.0 ports) to do this?
    I have only seen one in the shops here and haven't used it, but that might be a way to do it.

    Or like Spooder has suggested, why not use Dropbox on both machines and share the folder/s you need to transfer? It is a far easier way than anything I've ever used and I have Ubuntu and Windows Vista boxes myself.

  3. Anonymous
    December 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    You could use dropbox...

  4. Anonymous
    December 26, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I donno if this is what you're looking for, but a quick google search brought be to this promising looking site: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/ShareEthernetConnectionThroughWireless

    • Akshay Mane
      December 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      ohhh cmon.............For a 4GB game setup.

      I will waste hours uploading data..............and again Hours of downloading.

      NOT EFFECTIVE....!!!!!!!!!