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Connect 2 computers by LAN cable to transfer data & Partition sharing

Although now everyone use wireless to transfer data to Internet.  Still LAN is fail proof and more reliable way to connect 2 computers for data transfer.  You can play multi-player games on LAN.  Transfer your pictures, videos and all data directly without having Internet connection.  So let’s get started
Things you need:
Crossover network cable
If you don’t have crossover network cable. you can make one easily with our this guide.  make network cables

connect both computers via  Crossover LAN cable and follow these steps

On First PC

  • Go to network and sharing center and open properties Local Area Connection. Go to TCP/IPv4 and enter ip as following

ip address 192.168.1.2, Subnet mask, 255.255.255.0 and click ok

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On Second PC

  • Go to network and sharing center and open properties Local Area Connection. Go to TCP/IPv4 and enter ip as following

ip address 192.168.1.3, Subnet mask, 255.255.255.0 and click ok

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Settings on both Computers

From network and sharing center. Go to advance sharing center and change these settings

1

  • Turn on network discovery
  • Turn on file and Printer sharing
  • Turn off password protected sharing  and save changes.

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  • Open Command prompt on first pc and type this command “ping 192.168.1.3”. If you can see ping result. You have successfully made connection with second pc.

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  • Use same command on second pc but with ip of first pc. ping 192.168.1.2. If ping is successful here too. Everything is done. Now you can access your shared files and folders from both Computers.

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If you want to learn more about sharing. Then Continue reading this post.

Partition Sharing

  • Open Partition Properties and go to sharing tab. From sharing tab, open advance sharing. Tick share this folder.

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  • You can manage read and write permissions from permissions menu. Click apply, OK and close it.
  • Go to security tab, Open edit. From here click add and type “everyone”. Then click check names and click ok to save changes.

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Now you can go to Computer. you can access shared partition and files from left side tab by opening network.

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About the author

ramandeep singh

I am tech lover who is passionate about learning new things and sharing with people. I am owner of business named PC SOLUTIONS where i provide computer,cctv,printer,networking related services to our customers. Whenever i learn something new,i love to share it on my blog.

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