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    is there a way to move large files from one computer to the next (without enabling file sharing via the router) from a desktop to a laptop? the largest media i ahve is a 1GB usb stick, but that isnt large enough for copying some things over, i know a DVD-RW is an option but that would take a fairly long time as well
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    External HD's go on sale for as low as 69.99 for my 250 GB one. Now that was a steal :)
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    • #3
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      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...humb+drive+8gb

      they go even bigger.
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        Originally posted by Tonk View Post
        is there a way to move large files from one computer to the next (without enabling file sharing via the router) from a desktop to a laptop? the largest media i ahve is a 1GB usb stick, but that isnt large enough for copying some things over, i know a DVD-RW is an option but that would take a fairly long time as well

        The old way, using a null modem cable ?

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          What's wrong with moving the files over the router? The network connection would be the fastest and easiest.

          You could also use a crossover network cable that would be like a null modem cable connection but fast like a network connection.

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          • #6
            Re: moving large files

            The only way your going to move data sets bigger than 1GB in a short time frame will be over a network connection. If you're really pressed for time that network will need to be a Gigabit LAN.

            You could setup acftp and use that to FTP files from one computer to the other.
            You could also try the FileZilla server and client.

            Good Luck!
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              i found a solution, i have a 60gb hard drive i use daily without it occuring to me

              my iPod =D
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                Are the desktop and laptop on the same side of the router? Ie. not across the Internet, but in the same LAN? If so, you don't need to "enable file sharing" on the router. That's probably to let you share to people outside your LAN, and you're right in not wanting to do that. But you don't need to enable that to share files to other computers on the same LAN.
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