Monday, 9 March 2015

How to connect two Computers using LAN wire/cable

Join the LAN cable to both PC’s LAN port.


Change Advanced sharing settings.
Go to 
Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center-> Change Advanced sharing settings

-For windows 7 

This setting for ‘Home or Work’.

        Do same thing for ‘public (current profile)’.

-For windows 8
 This settings for ‘Private’.

Then this setting for ‘guest or Public(current profile)’.

Then this settings for ‘All Networks’. 

      After changing all settings (win 7 or 8) click on‘Save changes’ button.


      Set IP Address.
      Go to-->Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center

 -For windows 7

  And click on ‘Local Area Connection’.



-For windows 8

And click on ’Ethernet

     And change following setting

     Click on ‘properties’ 



     Then double click on Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) ----- (always select      this option not another) 

And set IP Address

-Here I have set IP address you can set any another IP address.

-Subnet Mask will be automatically set by computer.

And then click ok button

 Step -4

Do same things on another computer.



1) IP address should not be same of both computers.


Go to Command prompt.

And type following commands

               ping (and destination PC’s IP address)

               Ex. Here I have entered this IP address


               But you must enter IP address of another computer.

  PING - Packet InterNet Groper

Packet Internet Groper is a computer program that is used to test the network connectivity between two systems. These systems can be a normal Personal computer, a Large Server, Router, switch or a gateway. It was created to verify whether a specific computer on a network exists on not.

How does PING works

A series of packets are sent form one system to another over a network to test its connectivity, in order to generate a response from the other system. The other system reply with an acknowledgment. This will tell the sender that these two systems are connected with each other, through an existing network.
A single PING can measure the connectivity based on multiple parameters including minimum, maximum, and the mean round-trip time.



1)  When you will see packet: Sent=4, received=4, lost=0(0% loss) this massage indicates you have successfully LAN.

2) Sometimes you will see (25% loss) or (50% loss) then do step 4 until it will show (0% loss) otherwise change IP address of any one computer and do


Whatever folder you want to share with other computer then do following setting.  Right click on that folder and select share with Specific people.

Then choose ‘everyone’ and click on ‘Add’ button, and set permission level-

 ‘Read/Write ’,

               And click on ‘share’ button.

Then click on done button.

Now this folder is share for everyone.


Do this activity on another (copy data from this computer) computer,

Now double click on network icon (this is available on Desktop) and select other computer name 

                (There you will see the name of both computers).

There you will see that shared folder (you have done in step-6).

              You can copy this folder and paste on your computer.


Enjoy your LAN with gaming and sharing.


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