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Connect, Setting Up LAN Network Between Two PC, Laptops Using Cable

This video Tutorial show how you can connect two PC’s or Laptops using a simple LAN Cable and thus set […]

two girls smiling with laptops connected This video Tutorial show how you can connect two PC’s or Laptops using a simple LAN Cable and thus set up a network between them. I mean wouldn’t it be great to play NFS Most Wanted, Counter Strike, FIFA and other LAN Games with your Friends at your home, office, college etc. This is a really Great Video Tutorial explaining in details what you have to Do.

A friend of mine at college was asking me How to connect two computers in Windows XP? .So I thought of writing this post. Here are the steps to connect two computers in Windows XP. This will let you share files and folders, printers, play network games, etc…
See The Picture Below where I have connected My friend’s Laptop with Mine.

Steps

  1. Connect the two computers together either with a Crossover cable or a Hub/Switch to the ethernet card in your computer.
  2. Set the IP address on both computers. Goto Start > Control Panel > Network Connections (choose switch to classic view if you cannot see network connections)
  3. Look for your Local Area Connection ethernet adapter, right-click and choose properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol TCP/IP and choose properties.
  5. Setup the IP as 192.168.1.1 and the subnet mask of 255.255.255. 0 on the first computer and 192.168.1.2 on the second with the same subnet mask.
  6. Choose OK then OK/close again.

Tips :

  • To share your files, right click on any folder and choose Sharing to make them shared.
  • You can also do this with your printers to be able to print from one computer while the printer is connected to the other.

Things You’ll Need

  1. A Crossover cable. This a Cat5 Ethernet Cable that the wires have been switched around to allow two computer only to talk to each other or you can purchase a switch/hub with two Standard “Straight-Through” Ethernet Cables.
  2. Check to see if your computer has an Ethernet Adapter in the back of the computer. Most new computers have this. You can tell by the documentation from the computer or by looking at the back of the computer. It looks like a phone jack, but larger.

Watch the Video Below :

In case the IP Gate addresses are unclear in the Video, they are as follows :

Laptop 1 : 

192 168 1 1
255 255 255 0
192 168 1 2
Laptop 2 : 

192 168 1 2
255 255 255 0
192 168 1 1

This is a Really Well Explained Video … Even If your have any Problem Do Ask it in the Comment Box.