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Large File Transfer over LAN

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Hello GTG.

I recently purchased a new computer and want to transfer my media library from my old one.

My old HD is IDE, my new computer does not support IDE.

I no longer have a USB Enclosure :curses the sister who broke it:

I have DD-WRT set up on two routers as a repeater bridge.

I started the file transfer with the network intact, but this brought the entire network down (by which I mean no other computers could access the internet). The file transfer was done by copying and pasting from a shared folder. The net of the files is over 300GB.

(To help explain this situation a little better: Desktop PC > Wireless card > Repeater Bridge > 10/100 Wired connection > New Desktop PC. I will exchange the first Wireless Card for a 10/100 Wired connection for the file transfer)

My plan is to backup my DD-WRT settings on the repeater and set it to its own AP (or would I do adhoc?) and let the file transfer just run for a few days. Both computers would be plugged directly into the router with no other traffic on it.

Is there an easier way to do this? Ideally I'd be looking for something that could monitor and throttle the transfer as necessary without having to break apart the network.

I'm running W7 on both computers, new computer has Ubuntu 11.4 and I can always boot into a live CD if there's a Linux tool out there :)
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