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Is the Belkin EasyTransfer Cable better than Crossovers?

by TheAnt317 / December 23, 2010 11:07 PM PST

I'm looking to get a new computer soon and I have a lot of files I want to move between my old and new computer (about 60+ GB worth). I was looking into ways to do that and found out about Crossover cables but then found out there's a lot of set up involved (i.e., "You can't just connect two computers and expect them to share files right away."). I'm wondering if the Belkin EasyTransfer cable is better because it does have a plug-and-play aspect to it? Thanks in advance.

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Odd statement.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2010 11:17 PM PST

I no longer use the ETHERNET CROSSOVER CABLE as most new machines have AUTO MDX (see google).

Setup and use of Windows Easy Transfer has no involved or "lot of" set up. We plug a cable from the old to the new machine, run Easy Transfer on each machine and enter some 6 digit number and then check off the items we want moved.

What could be easier?
Bob

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Now wait a minute . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 24, 2010 3:31 AM PST

You will now have two PCs? Never gonna use that old one again? Never want to get "on line" with it?

Get a router. Connect the two to the router and turn on file and printer sharing on the PCs. You can do everything you want and have two surfing PCs.

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