Step 2: Stetting Up on Windows

Now you need to set up the computers. The BitTorrent clients should be installed on all the computers and the computers connected to the LAN.
This step only needs to be done to the computer acting as a tracker!
Then you need to give the tracker a static ip address. This step explains the setup for Windows, the next step for Mac.

Windows XP/2000/ME

1. Go to Network Connections in the control panel.
2. Double click on the connection used to connect to the LAN.
3. In the just opened Network Connection window, open the Properties.
4. In the next window, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), select it, and then click on Properties.
5. Now find the correct IP addresses you need to enter. Do this by going to command prompt and enter ipconfig. Then take this info and enter it into the window you opened in the step before. Be sure to select Use the Following IP address/ Use the following DNS server address. The default gateway is usually the DNS address as well. You can safely leave the Alternate DNS server blank.
6. Congratulations, you have a static IP address on your computer! If you ever want to get rid of it, just change the Use the Following IP address/ Use the following DNS server address to the automatic one.

Windows Vista

Unfortunately (or should I say fortunately :) ), I do not have a Vista computer. PortForward.com seems to have a tutorial HERE.
<p>Didn't they just come up with BitTorrent Sync Beta to make this much easier?</p>
I think one of the best solution to transfer files is <a href="http://www.foldertransfer.com" rel="nofollow">Folder Transfer</a>.It can transfer any data from PC to PC,from laptop to PC,or from hard drive to PC,etc via LAN or remote network.Even though you forget to bring the important document with you ,and you do want to share or download files from other PC,it can help you to achieve.
hi sir, I've been wondering since a very long time if this is possible, (to share large files in LAN using bitTorrent. Thank you for so much. I'll will try it out.<br><br>But I have questions.<br>I am planning to use this to sync game folder, so that once the prime game source has patches/updates installed, the game folder would be seeded to all computers in a LAN, and eventually all computer will have the updated version. Now, if afterwards, the source is updated the second time, do the other computers in the LAN automatically redownload/update their file/folders to match the seed source? I was thinking of an automatic realtime folder copying to LAN but with the load distribution characteristics of the bitTorrent protocol.<br><br>second question,<br>If the case above is possible, could the prime source be set to be read only (not changed when the other computer is the LAN made changes to their folder)? This is to avoid the prime source being modified by malware or cheats... Thank you so much.
Torrents are not automatic so you would have to schedule the download (which Im not sure will work) or manually do it each time. In your case I would try a program called Delta Copy. It does a filewise comparison of a specified folder or folders and will upload any changes. You would set it up in a push format by installing the 'server' portion of the program on each of your target computers. Then setup schedules on your source computer to push the contents of your game folders out to each pc. It will support multiple schedules and destinations and because it only copies what has changed each iteration will not take very long. This is probably the simplest way to do this in a more 'automated' fashion without having to code something custom.

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