Setup Two Computers Via LAN For Sharing

Creating LAN (Local area network) between 2 PC’s can make sharing easy, you can quickly transfer your GB’s of data like documents, music, and media files from one computer to another.

Or, by connecting two computers via LAN you can also make your computer to play multiplayer games on it so, you’ll just need to connect two computers, create a LAN connection, host a multiplayer game and play on.

In this tutorial I’m gonna show you how you can set up a LAN connections between two computers without using any modem, you’ll just only need a crossover Ethernet cable and that’s it.

So Let’s Create A LAN Connection

The first thing you’ll have to make sure is, you have a crossover cable because cross-over and straight cable looks both same but works differently so, make sure you have a crossover cable because it’s the only way to connect two computers without a modem.

This is how cross cable color’s coding looks like:

Step 1 – Connection

Connect each end of your LAN cable into both of your computer’s Ethernet port to connect both computers with each other.

Step 2 – Computer Setting

It’s time to setup an IP address in both computers. Follow this same process in both of your computers.

  • Open control panel window.
  • Choose Network and Sharing Center button.
  • From the left sidebar, click on Change adapter settings.

  • Open your “Local Area Connection” properties.

  • Select the “Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on “properties” option.

  • Now the “Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) properties” is popped up. Enter the IP address manually and click Ok.

This IP address only works when you connect both computers via only crossover cable. If you have a modem and you want to connect both computers via modem, you’ll have to add the gateway IP as well. Then your IP should looks like this –

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