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Connecting two PCs using a crossover Ethernet cable is the safest and easiest way of transferring files

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pictures, videos and music. It is fail proof and secure. Data transfer between two PCs through a crossover
Ethernet cable creates a network for sharing data and using two electronic resources, thus avoiding
having a separate networking facility for each computer. The two PCs must have network cards
preinstalled and the LAN RJ45 Ethernet cable plug-in between them. Change both computer names and
in the network connection properties, select the internet protocol properties and add values to the IP
address and Subnet Mask. Then save the changes. Later, when all internet connections are made, restart
the PCs and view the LAN of the two computers in the network connections.

Connecting two PCs using crossover Ethernet cable

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How to set up a network between two computers?
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See also: How to setup a lan connection between two computers for gaming

How to set up a network between two computers?
Connect the crossover Ethernet cable to the LAN (RJ45) ports of both the PCs.

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Go to My Computer > Properties > Computer Name.

Change the computer name to A and workgroup name to ABC, and click OK to save changes.

Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.

Right click on your LAN connection and select Properties.

Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.

Enter these values:

After the connections and settings have been saved.255.2 Subnet Mask .0. PC . both the PCs should be connected by LAN.255.168. You can check if the connection is working by pinging one PC from the other.255.1 You can view the PCs in My Network Places.168.0  Leave the other fields blank and click OK to save changes.  Change the computer name to B and workgroup name to ABC.1  Subnet Mask . Start > Run > CMD > ping 192.0.192. You may need to restart both the PCs.168.192.255. For PC-1.0.  Right click on your LAN connection and select Properties. IP Address .0  Leave the other fields blank and click OK to save changes.2 For PC-2.255.  Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.  Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) > Properties.168. You can now use this LAN connection to play multiplayer games or share files. You can also map a drive on another PC to a local drive by using My Computer > Tools > Map Network Drive > Select Drive Letter and network path of the shared folder on the other PC.0.  Enter these values: IP Address . and click OK to save changes. Note .255.2  Go to My Computer > Properties > Computer Name. Start > Run > CMD > ping 192.

then you can change the workgroup. #1. Keep in mind that both the computers must be in same workgroup. Now how to check workgroup of your pc.Procedure To Connect Two Computers Using LAN Cable-RJ45 For successful communication between two computers. . Obviously click on change button. Find “To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup click change”. Control Panel > System. #3. both the computers must be member of same WORKGROUP. Here you will be able to see the workgroup of your pc. Steps To Change The Workgroup Of PC: Now i will explain how to network two PCs?. If your computer’sworkgroup group name is not same as other computer’s workgroup name. Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings #2. Click on Computer Name tab.

0. Click Ok. #3.168.0. #2.0. Voila.1 #7.168.com/connect-two-computers-using-lan-cable/ .168.codetounlock. For PC 1. #4.0 Default gateway:192.2 Subnet: 255.1 Subnet: 255.255. Ensure again that both the computers are in same workgroup before preceding further steps. Now type the workgroup name as per your wish. IP address 192. Click on Local Area Connection > Properties. Now put the same workgroup name on both computers. IP address 192. For PC 2. http://www. Steps To Connect Two PCs In LAN: #1.1 #6.168. And restart the computer.255.0.255. Ok. Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter setting.255.1 #5.168. Use the following DNS server address > Preferred DNS server 192.0. And that’s it you are on local area network. Restart each PC.#4.0 Default gateway:192. Click on Internet Protocol Version four (TCP/IPv4) > Properties.

Now you know how to connect two Computers directly can be connected using RJ45 cable. Still problem persist Click on Computer > Network below address bar you will see notification in grey bar that Network discovery is turned off. For more tutorials read our Tutorial section. If you are not getting other computer in network. disable firewall and antivirus temporarily. NOTE: Dont forget to connect two computers using LAN cable RJ-45 :P. Now you know how to connect two PCs with ethernetcable for communication. Right click on it and turn it on.You can discover your other one laptop in Computer > Network. .