"Steve Winograd [MVP]" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In article <e8PchEFWHHA.1212@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, "Chris"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Hi, I just go a laptop with Windows Vista and I'm trying to transfer files
>>from a Windows XP laptop using a IEEE1394 Fire wire connection, I have set
>>up a fire wire network using two XP computers in the past so I know that
>>XP laptop is set up correct but I have NO IDEA what to do in Vista, I cant
>>even find any fire wire settings. If there is a way to do this can someone
>>please help me with this?
>>Thanks For The Help!!!!
> Microsoft decided, rightly or wrongly, that so few people use FireWire
> networking that they didn't implement that capability in Vista.
> For recent computers, gigabit Ethernet is a better choice.
Steve, though I agree, note that there is a problem with at least one
gigabit adapter in Vista. I'm running a Netgear GA511 PCMCIA adapter on my
new Sony SZ440 with Vista Business. Though, eventually, I was able to get
the adapter installed, Vista reports it is only running at 10 megabits
(that's not a type -- "ten"). It took me awhile to figure that, in fact, it
was running a full gigabit speed; I realized this only when I started
measuring throughput when I'd ftp across my gigabit LAN. Neither Netgear
(who insists that the GA511 is Vista-compatible) nor Sony have a solution,
and I can't talk to Microsoft support because this is an OEM installation of
Vista -- Microsoft says, "talk to Sony."
At least it's working, but this is a silly bug that caused me days of grief
until I realized that Vista was simply lying to me about the link speed.
However, yes, if you can't get the adapter running at full-speed, gigabit is
a pleasure. It's so fast that, for most programs, network drives are
treated as if they are local. I edit video across my LAN, something I
couldn't do before upgrading from 100BaseT to 1000BaseT.
> Best Wishes,
> Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)
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