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How to connect two PC's using Ethernet cable [Solved/Closed]

zahid - Latest answer on Dec 22, 2012 10:40AM
please send me the step by step procedure of connected two PC's using ethernet cable with out using switch or hub.
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Step-by-step on how to connect two PC's via cable

This describes the proccedure to connect a PC with a laptop, which enablesa user to use Remote desktop feature and internet connection on both computers.


PC ---------------------------- LAPTOP -> wireless connection to internet
cross-over cable

Configuring LAPTOP:

1. Go to Control Panel -> Network connections
2. Right-click on Wireless network connection and select Properties
3. Select Advanced tab and put a thick in the box "Allow other network users to connect to this computer's Internet connection"
(You can also put a thick in the other box if you wish)
4. Confirm with the OK button and find yourself back in the Network connections window
5. Next, in Network connections Right-click on your LAN adapter, under General tab select Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties
6. Assign IP manually ( - this is also the default if you use Network connection Wizard) and Subnet mask ( - also default)
7. Next you must assing (one or) both DNS servers (I used the one ISP provided) - the most important thing to do is to use the same DNS when you configure the other computer!!!
8. Confirm everything and this computer is done...

Configuring PC (if you don't want to set-up Remote desktop, where PC is the host computer, start at 4.):

1. Go to Control Panel -> System -> Remote tab
2. Put a thick in the "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"
3. Confirm with OK
4. Go to Control Panel -> Network connections
5. Right-click on your LAN adapter, under General tab select Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties
6. Assign IP manually (for example - has to be in the same range as the IP on the other computer, but different!) and Subnet mask (the same as on the other computer -
7. Assign Default Gateway (which is the assigned IP of the other computer, in this case
8. Assign the same DNS as on the first computer
9. Confirm everything...

Everything should work now. Remember you have to use CROSS-OVER CABLE. If you are having problems with the connections try "playing" with the Firewall settings (under Exceptions and Advanced tab).

jack- Nov 26, 2009 02:37AM
i hav read ur text on how to connect 2 coputers using ethernet
there is one problem
i dont hav tcp ip option after right cliking on LAN connection
plz help me
thankx in advance
Varun- Jan 29, 2010 12:18AM
Right click on LAN. You'll see some options there. Double click on IPv4 and do the rest as given above!
Shaan- Jan 28, 2010 10:45PM
Thank you Very much
EL CHRISCO- Mar 23, 2010 12:04PM
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arslan- Dec 22, 2012 10:40AM
plz tell me how to connect 2 computer
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IP address eg.. subnetmask
and2nd system subnetmask

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with the help of cross cable we can connect two swithces with together.

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thanks chimera.... my problem solve now......

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when i am connecting 2 computer using lan .m getting reply as netwotk path not found

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