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Transfering data from one desktop to another through LAN connection

How do I use my LAN to transfer data from my Dimension hard drive to my XPS hard drive? Do I plug the data cable into the USB ports? I'm new to this, so I need simple instructions.
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You have to put the cable in the ethernet card (or network card) it looks like telephone connector ( it will be big in size)

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I've looked a bit around: your XPS hard drive is a SATA drive, while your the drive in your Dimension is probably a PATA-drive (just connection types. Look at the hard drives and compare them with this image to see which types they are.)
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