How to Connect two computers using crossover LAN cable

In this article we are going to learn How to Connect two computers using crossoverLAN cable. Transfer huge data from one pc to another using pen-drive (removable media) is lengthy process. For that we need to do repetitions because that huge data would not be stored in your pen drive or DVD. To overcome this problem we can use crossover LAN cable(Ethernet cable) to transfer huge data from one pc to another, like videos, files, songs, documents , images, movies etc.

Now I will tell you step by step how to Connect two computers using crossover LAN cable

First you will need one crossover LAN cable (RJ45) and two computers or two laptops or one pc and one laptop.

There are three types of RJ45 LAN cable

  1. Straight-Through Wired Cables (is used to connect computers, printers)
  2. Crossover Wired Cables (used to connect two computers directly, two routers)
  3. Rollover Wired Cables (used to create interface with the device)

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Following are the steps for How to Connect two computers using crossover LAN cable

Step 1

First connect the crossover LAN cable into port of 1st pc and make sure that it is connected perfectly and disable both computer’s wif

1st pc connected using crossover LAN cable

Step 2

Now connect other end of the cable into port of 2nd pc

2nd pc connected using crossover LAN cable

Step 3

Now go to 1st pc and share any folder or whole drive whichever you want

shared folder and connect two computer

Step 4

Now you need to set IP address for 1st pc. For that go to open network and sharing center -> local area connection –>internet protocol version 4(TCP/IPv4) –> properties then tick on use the following IP, and put following ip address

IP address- 192.168.1.10

Subnet mask- 255.255.255.0

Now press Ok

put ip address and connect two computer

 

Step 5

Now come to 2nd pc and do same as 1st pc but do little changes in IP address

IP address- 192.168.1.11

Subnet mask- 255.255.255.0

and press Ok

Step 6

Now restart both computers simultaneously, as our computers are connected to each other using crossover lan cable. Now click on start button, then open Run and in the search field type another computers address with (\\) and click on ok

run

 

Step 7

Now you will see the shared folder of another computer, open it and copy any file whichever you want and paste it on your PC.

copy cut option using crossover LAN cable

 

That’s how you connect two computers using crossover LAN cable, still facing any problems then ask me using below comment box.

 



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Shailesh Puri is a web enthusiast and tech-savvy blogger who enjoys technology. He is currently a co-founder of Rabimart.com and Health24by7.com and working in a software company. He like to share his ideas related to technology through his own blog at Technetpal.com as well as by writing guest articles on other blogging sites.