Connect a laptop to PC

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Ok, heres the deal.
Ive got a BIG chunk of info on my PC that I want to back up on my laptop. Is there any easy way to do the transfer, perhaps via USB or ethernet? If so, Im assuming Ill need a program to preform the connection. Any particular one yall can suggest?

Thanks in advance :)
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The easiest way is through a router. There are crossover cables for direct connections but I've never used one, so I can't recommend it.
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suppose I could do it through the network. My PC with all the data isnt the main server though, so the connection between the two would be wireless. Was hoping to avoid dealin with network issues and who knows how long it would take to transfer the amount of data Im trying to deal with. Anyone have any hard wire advice?

thx for the idea though Don2007. May end up having to do just that.
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If both computers are relatively new you can use a direct ethernet connection without a crossover cable. Most NICs now have hardware/software relays that can detect and automatically adjust.

Just connect the two computers via ethernet, manually assign an IP address to each on and you're good to go.
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Alrighty,
Ill give that a try.

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