I am getting rid of an old computer but I wanted to get some data from my old computer onto my new one.
However, before I spend money on hardware that can help me do this, I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way that I could transfer data quickly from my old computer to my new one using my router?
They are both connected to the same router so I thought maybe there is a way that I could download the data from my old computer using my new one.
A sort of C++ P2P kinda thing that university students do on their networks.
Strangestranger has outlined what you need to do. But realize that this is NOT done in the router. What you are doing on EACH of your two computers is set them up to use a local network in your home. It happens that the router is a part of this, but you don't have to change anything in it to do the job. Once the two computers can "see" each other and share access to each others' files and drives, you can just copy files from one drive to another in My Computer.