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Old 08-21-2016, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Haven't done this in years but yes, as stated by others, you would need a crossover cable.
No, everything doesn't magically show up.
That wouldn't be very secure.
Windows Easy Transfer is pretty much a one way street. It's designed to migrate stuff from one PC to another when replacing a PC.
You can see what a pain using a crossover cable is here:
Connect Two Computers using a Crossover Cable

Sound easier then using your drive?

A memory stick is a cheap and easy method.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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And sacrifice a chicken to the Singularity if none of the above work.

You never know...
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:07 PM
 
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Haven't done this in years but yes, as stated by others, you would need a crossover cable.
No, everything doesn't magically show up.
That wouldn't be very secure.
Windows Easy Transfer is pretty much a one way street. It's designed to migrate stuff from one PC to another when replacing a PC.
You can see what a pain using a crossover cable is here:
Connect Two Computers using a Crossover Cable

Sound easier then using your drive?

A memory stick is a cheap and easy method.
I guess I'll just use my external HD, even though I had just ordered a crossover cable. I just didn't feel like copying all the updated files manually to external HD, then copy all to the other computer. (Copying all is OK, but trying to remember which files have been revised and then find all of them to copy is a pain.)

I would avoid using any online tools as that's insecure.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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You would be best served by setting up a home network, I think. I assume you do not have a Router attached to your modem?
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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You would be best served by setting up a home network, I think. I assume you do not have a Router attached to your modem?
I have a brand new router, TP LINK, never used. I've never set up network before...
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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You need to do a cross over cable, Walmart has one for like $7
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Belkin-CA...&wl13=&veh=sem
most newer pc's (since the last decade or so) have gigabyte ethernet adapters. they are internally wired to automatically switch between patched and crossover networks (so crossover cables are no longer necessary).

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Thank you all! Once I connected the 2 PCs using the crossover cables you recommended, will the PCs show up on each other immediately, or do I need to perform something? Clueless :O) (In short, I'm looking for the simpliest, most direct way...)

P.S. So the Ethernet that I have is only good for computer to modem, not computer to computer?
my understanding is that this requires fairly expert level knowledge in order to do without a wifi router. i came across this from a duckduckgo search:
[SOLVED] need to connect blu-ray player to wireless internet

and then you can use anything like scp/sftp/sshfs/... to transfer files between the two.

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I have a brand new router, TP LINK, never used. I've never set up network before...
How to install TP-LINK wireless router to work with a DSL Modem (PPPoE)? - Welcome to TP-LINK
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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(In short, I'm looking for the simpliest, most direct way...)
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I have a brand new router, TP LINK, never used. I've never set up network before...
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Old 08-22-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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Be nice, P. Let's not forget how confusing it was for us back when.

snowmaountains, set up your router and connect both computers to it. If (when) you need help come back here.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:12 AM
 
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Be nice, P. Let's not forget how confusing it was for us back when.

snowmaountains, set up your router and connect both computers to it. If (when) you need help come back here.
Thanks a ton! Rep'd Will definitely try home networking.
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