USB, while quite convinient, requires some software and apps to enable direct transfer of files from one PC to another. If you get and Ethernet crossover cable, you can just connect the two machines to each other and the operating systems are aleady setup to instantly see each other as long as you use the generic workgroup "MSHOME".
Many folks have routers or switches to enable access to the Internet via a DSL or cable modem by a number of computers. If you can have even temporary access to such, then just two plain generic Ethernet cables will allow each PC to "see" the other one and you can drag and drop files as desired.
Hi I would like to know what type of cable I need to trasnfer files from my laptop to my pc both running Windows Xp. I saw a Belkin "Easy trasnfer" cable and I saw a generic cable with a USB on both ends. I don't know if the packaging has to be specific, or if any cable that has a usb on each end will do the trick.
Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated