transfer roms though lan cat5 cable?
can someone tell me if its possible to transfer roms directly from win7 to rp3 though cat5 cable lan?
I don't have a way to connect them both to my router and wifi seems to keep disconnecting even though I have updated my rp3 and retropie and disabled wifi power save.
I am trying to see if my wifi card is defective
Pi Model: raspberry pi 3 B
Power Supply used: raspberry pi accessory bundle
RetroPie Version Used: 4.4.1
Built From: image from raspberry pi website
@shadowblitz16 Sure, as long as you're able to make the systems see each other over, there shouldn't be any problems, but I'm not sure if that will work without explicit configuration on both the PC and the PI. Don't you have a wireless router you could connect the PI with the cable ?
@Shadowblitz16 yes that works but like mitu said you will have to configure IP information on both the PC and PI, unless you setup a dhcp server on one of them ;)
If you set a static IP in the same subnet on both interfaces it should work fine to transfer across ethernet. You'll need to use the IP address of the Pi in the UNC path as I don't think you're going to get DNS name broadcast.
Pi: IP address - 192.168.1.10
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
PC: IP Address - 192.168.1.20
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Setting Gateway/DNS servers is not required for testing this
From file explorer in Windows: \192.168.1.10
thankyou guys. I will look into a static ip for my rp3
I don't see the subnet mask in /etc/dhcpcd.conf
my eth0 interface looks like this..
static domain_name_servers=192.168.0.1 18.104.22.168 fd51:42f8:caae:d92e::1
I am not sure what to do and I am following this tutorial https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2018/setting-static-ip-address-raspbian-jessie-lite-on-raspberry-pi
- ip = 192.168.0.62
- netmask = 255.255.255.0 (that's what /24 represents).
wait so retro pie has the subnet mask set to 24? weird
@shadowblitz16 That's not weird at all, it's probably what the DHCP server on your router has assigned to it. /24 is a common netmask for (small) private lan addresses, just like the
ya I set my windows lan to be..
any my rp3 lan to be
and win 7 doesn't recognize it
it says the cable is unplugged
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The link below looks like it gives an easier way to sort things out.
actually my cable fell out of my rp3,
but now it recognizes it and send packets to it but the rp3 doesn't send packets back,
so I can't see the folders.
@Shadowblitz16 make sure you can ping the RPI from the windows machine. Open up cmd prompt and "ping 192.168.1.20" see if you get replies.
Also if you have console on RPI run "ifconfig" make sure eth0 has the correct IP address.
it says that inet is 192.168.0.62 which is its wifi address.
there is also lo which uses the 127.0.0.1 and enxb827ebb34f59 which has a inet value of 169.254.91.47
also I tried pinging and I get no response
uhh and I am getting a bit of it back
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.20:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 1, Lost = 3 (75% loss),
if you plugged in the ethernet cable then your interface will usually be eth0. wlan0 is your wifi interface.
It sounds like enx is your RJ45 interface and only has a link local IP so it's not set.
sudo ifconfig enxb827ebb34f59 192.168.1.20/24
then ping should work.
@shadowblitz16 Are you sure your Wifi isn't connected still ?
@stoney66 yep that worked! thankyou so much!
to my raspberry pi?
ya it is I don't know how to shut it off without completely disconnecting though
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@Shadowblitz16 cool. You can disable the wifi from the retropie menu.
Note that the changes you made for
enxb827ebb34f59will not be persistent on reboot. There is prob a setting in retropie menu for that, I haven't checked. The url you pasted above https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2018/setting-static-ip-address-raspbian-jessie-lite-on-raspberry-pi will work, you just need to change
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@shadowblitz16 it is really easy to connect pi to windows 7. Get a crossover cable and plug it into the pi and pc. After that on the pi exit emulationstation and in the terminal type sudo ifconfig. Look at the ip address for eth0. On the pc use the programs putty and winscp. Use that ip address you got from the pi in putty and winscp to login. Easy as pi.