How to connect two laptops using LAN cable.

Sandeep - Updated on Dec 20, 2018 at 09:56 AM
 firework - Nov 13, 2012 at 01:41 AM

I want to connect two laptops using LAN cable. We want to play Counter strike multiplayer. Kindly explain full steps to perform.

System Configuration: Windows XP Firefox 3.0

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techman10 Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday September 23, 2008 Status Member Last seen September 24, 2008 3
Updated on Dec 20, 2018 at 09:57 AM
To Connect Directly without any other devices
  • Firstly you need a network crossover cable. Available from most computer stores. This is a special type of cable (not a standard LAN cable)
  • Secondly Make sure both computers are on the same workgroup. TO do this Right click on My computer, Properties, go to the Computer Name Tab, See what is written in Workgroup. Change one computer by clicking on change and then type in the name of the other computer in the workgroup space down the bottom. Do not make the computer part of a domain. You want Workgroup.
  • This name change will require a computer reboot.
  • When both computers are on the same workgroup, we need to set IP Addresses.
  • In Control Panel, Open Network Settings.
  • Right click on Local Area Connections and select properties.
  • Under the heading "This connection uses the following items, Find Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Highlight it, Make sure you don't untick the box, and click on properties
  • Under the heading Use the following IP Address ENter in the Following on ONE Computer.
    • IP Address
    • Subnet Mask
    • Default Gateway LEave Blank
  • Under the Heading Obtain DNS Serveraddress automatically
  • Set this to Automatic. Don't enter anything in.
  • On the second computer Make the IP Address
  • Everything else the same.

This should be all.
This is exactly the information I was looking for. Thanks alot for the answer!
thank you for the explaination.... it helps.....