how do u set up a network? (my 2 computers are right beside each other atm- i wish i could just plug one wire into the other and boom network ahha)
so how exactly do i do it>?
You can do that. Just make/buy a crossover cable. Basically a crossover cable is a cat5 cable but the wires go to different parts of the prong on the one end. Just plug that into the ethernet port of both computers and then you can access the shared folders of each computer. Its how I transferred everything. Made the cable at work since BestBuy charged $30 for it.
Anyway, its better than dropping $50-$100 on a router that you'd only ever use for xfers.
Google crossover cable and it'll show some diagrams on how to make a crossover cable from cat5. Of course you'll need a tool that also costs about $30 to crimp the end of the cable so you may be better off buying it from BestBuy or Newegg or something.