I have an old router I’m not using any more. I was thinking of using it to send data between laptops. I want connect to hardware to one laptop using a USB connection and then send data to the other laptop. Can this be done?
Yes, use patch cables from router to both computers and it will act as a switch.
Use the router to set a home network.
or better try this
your router speed most be compatible with your eternet cards.(check to see that your eternet cards are downgrade able to support the speed of your router.)
Yes you can do it using RJ-45 cables or using Wireless connect both the devices to the router, then you can map a network drive if you have shared folders or you can go to 'Network' in 'Computer' browse the files of the other computer and take it or put files in there.
Yes, just connect both to the router and enable file sharing.
I mot sure what brand model of router, any reason you could not set up a virtual private network with USB cable or network interface ports (NIC) ports.
A old router can be used as a WiFi card with software bios flash.
Microsoft Home Network Guide
you can also try FileZilla
FileZilla can function as a server and client. Make sure your firewall is set to allow it outbound. Have your laptop destination download filezilla and connect to your filezilla server, then Transfer file
Yes, it could be done. Please go though the link below for steps:
i think the following link has the information you need
By the way this is based on linksys router but if you have another type small changes may required but the idea same
your exact need is not mentioned here and you haven't described what you want exactly. please be specific on the methods you want to connect your two laptops. is it file sharing your need, or just to wire the laptops through a UTP cable via rj-45 port to transfer files?
What is being connected to laptop A via USB? The router? Need more informationz.