OK, so it seems I've been caught out, stumped even, by my 9 year old niece, and as a Senior Business Systems Analyst, I'm ashamed I actually don't know the answer to this question, and I cannot readily find a Googled answer either (perhaps the way I'm posing the question is the problem with Google though)
So, all you young bright sparks out there, whats the answer to this question please...(On a standard Windows 10 home network, cabled through a standard router)
:If I use computer A to transfer files from computer B to Computer C, do the actual files go through computer A?
This question came about by the fact at my nieces home has a little tiny Netbook for torrenting.
My niece was was wondering if she, on her bedroom laptop (computer A) initiated the transfer of large files from the netbook (computer B) in her Dad's office to the media server (computer C) in the theatre room, would it be routed through her laptop and slow down her own laptop's connection, or would the data go straight from the torrent-book to the media server?
I know all of you are probably laughing your head off at me right now
, but I've never had to consider this question before... it's so basic I obviously have never encountered it before... Cheers...