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    Hi, I have about 8 gigs of stuff on my computer that I want to move to my computer in my car. I have a wireless network, but even when Im parked outside my house, it has like barely any signal, so it can't even copy any files. I can't move the computer inside because it is connected to my car and everything. Currently, I am using my Sandisk 1 gb MP3 player to move stuff over, but its taking FOREVER!! Are there any quicker routes? Thanks!

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    Hi, I have about 8 gigs of stuff on my computer that I want to move to my computer in my car. I have a wireless network, but even when Im parked outside my house, it has like barely any signal, so it can't even copy any files. I can't move the computer inside because it is connected to my car and everything. Currently, I am using my Sandisk 1 gb MP3 player to move stuff over, but its taking FOREVER!! Are there any quicker routes? Thanks!
    Thing I would do is get a cheap USB enclosure that you can put a spare harddrive into. Now you have quite a bit of space to move the files over. If your mobo supports USB 2.x then your in luck, make sure you buy a usb 2.x enclosure for your spare harddrive. If it only supports 1.x then well, its going to be pretty damn slow.

    Other thing you can do is run a REALLY LONG cable from your router to your car, but thats usually not feasable.
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    • #4
      100Base-T ethernet would be much, much faster than wireless. You'll be fine with a long ethernet cable - unless your caris more than 200m from your house.

      Another factor is going to be the speed of your hard disk drives - even if the data is transferred quickly, the car drive will only be able to write so fast.

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      • #5
        If you are having problems with your wireless you probably need to look @ your wireless AP and/or the wireless NIC in your computer.

        I used to have your problem when I was using my D-Link wireless router. It owuld connect, but would time out on transfers sometimes or just transfer real slowly.

        Now I use Linksys' WRT54G Wireless router and one of their USB wireless G NIC's. I can still transfer files at 54mbps from my neighbors driveway across the street.

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        • #6
          Why not go buy a cross-over ethernet cable and directly link the two? If it's a laptop, the cable needn't be that long. And if it's a desktop, bring the thing to the nearest window and plug in there.
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          • #7
            My HD is in a removable caddy. When I need to transfer files I grab the HD and plug it into my desktop, then it's just drag and drop.

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            • #8
              you could add a antenna in your car for better range and even maybe add a antenna at your AP...
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              • #9
                Can you move your wireless access point to where you can get a good signal (like near the window)? If you get a long ethernet cable, you could temporarily station it where you can get good reception.

                I know this is no help now, but on carputer number two, I suggest you make the computer easily removable.
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