I see alot of posts in this section asking on how to use HDL Dump to install games over a Ethernet cable. A few advantages of using this process:
Much faster installs, HDL Dump GUI v1.4 gets up to 3000kb/s speeds, while HDLoader maxes out at around 1200kb/s. The program also has a very clean and simple interface. All you need is:
HDL Dump GUI v1.4
(Vista users: Download and extract the files in this zip to your HDL Dump folder. You can get it below.)
A PS2 connected to your computer via Ethernet
A PS2 with a mod chip or a way to boot ELF's, such as Free MCboot or the PS1DRV exploit. You also need HDLoader (head over to sksapps) + HDD, and the HDL Dump Server that starts the PS2 side server so your computer can connect to it.
First, boot up the PS2 with the HDLD server elf. You will hear the hard drive start up, and after about a minute or so of loading, it should display a Ready at the bottom of the HDLD log, displayed on the TV. Now you can connect to the PS2, which is default 192.168.0.10. If you are on a router, you will have to make a IPCONFIG.DAT file, but I have gotten it to recognize my IPCONFIG.DAT made by uLaunchELF. For reference, my PS2 is on IP 192.168.1.10, and my PC is 192.168.1.2, since my WRT54G router(DD-WRT FTW!) is 192.168.1.1. I chose to put the PS2 on 10, since I really don't think more than 8 people will be using it at the same time
(NOTE: If your router supports it, go ahead and enable DMZ to increase speeds. If DMZ isn't enabled and you are using a router, expect about a 60% performance decrease)
When the HDL Dump GUI starts up, type in the PS2 IP address. Click "Refresh PS2", and it should connect. I like to click the "Show HDL Dump Activity" check box to see if it's doing anything. Now, once you are connected, you can insert a PS2 CD/DVD in your disc drive, or you can choose to use ISOs. There is no noticeable speed difference with ISO vs disc, but I like to use the discs, no need to waste the extra 10 minutes making an ISO that you will just delete later. Go ahead and click Browse, Backup and Delete. On the right, you will see the games installed to your HDD. Here you can copy over the games to your PC, delete them from the PS2 HDD, or just look at them. The Job Queue is self explanatory.