Question Connecting a NAS directly to PC via Ethernet port doable?

kep55

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I want to transfer all my data from a WD My Book Live Duo to my new WD EX4100. Here’s the problem.
The POS wireless router my ISP provided tops out at 7.3MBps. My wireless network is running at 100MBps.
I was hoping that connecting the Duo directly to the Ethernet port on my PC I could obtain speeds high enough so I could finish the transfers before I die.
Well, it ain’t happenin’, McGee. I have an unidentified network on my PC that cannot be accessed. Both the PC and the Duo have static IP addresses.
Is there a solution? I’m using my one spare SATA port to hold the backup disk. I’ve been told swapping the drives from the Duo to the EX4100 will result in all the data being lost. Not good.
 

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