Saturday, June 20, 2009

How to Connect Two Computers via LAN

You have two computers and you want to connect both of them for hard disk sharing or internet sharing than follow below instructions:

  • First you need a LAN Cable.
  • Plug Connectors in Both Computers.
if you have a PC and a Laptop then first we will make settings for a PC.
To connect these two computers you have to make network connection. In a network connection you have to make one of them a server and other a Client. Lets we make XP a server.

Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Local Area Networks -> Right Click -> Properties -> Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click Properties -> Select Use the Following IP address->

For Server Enter Following Addresses:

IP Address :

Subnet Mask :

Default Gateway :

If your Client (Laptop) also have XP in it then follow same above instructions and use

IP Address :

Subnet Mask :

Default Gateway :

If You want to make Vista Server or Client:

Start->Control Panel->Network and Sharing center

Right Click on Local Area Network and select Properties. Rest of process is same as of XP

Enjoy Sharing =))

Relevant Links:
how to share Hard Drives

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