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The cheapest way possible, the desktops are about 5 feet apart and I want to send some files over to my newer PC from the old one. The files are about 400mb so nothing really really slow. The cheapest way possible please. I will only use this once or maybe a few more times, not to many times and not often.

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by:lrmoore
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Try direct cable connection. All you need is a cable from parallel port to parallel port. Read the help on direct cable connect...

http://www.wown.com/j_helmig/dcc.htm
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another suggestion is two NIC's (they are cheap now, check www.tigerdirect.com for network adapters) and a crossover cable
much faster than a direct cable connection
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by:Cims
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both of the computers have ethernet cards, could i go out and buy that cable they use for networking and cable modems and such, looks like a giant telephone cable with the large head. it would connect into both as i look in the back of them.

how much are these?
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You would need a crossover cable, with rj-45 connectors on each end
they are cheap
7 ft for $9.95
http://www.techdepot.com/product.asp?productid=4642&affid=10000181
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you should be able to get on at your local computer store
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Cims glad to help
after you get the cable see here for how to's on setting up your network
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/category04
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thank you very much steven!
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