How to connect two laptops using LAN cable? [Solved/Closed]

- - Latest reply:  pushp4u - Jun 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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You can also take a look on this connecting 2 computers directly by using crossover cable article, hope this helps.

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I have seen the earlier questions and answers regarding the connection and tried to do something similar.

I have a PC (WIN-XP-PRO) and a Laptop (WIN-XP-HOME). In the PC I have an inbuilt lan card and an external lan card. I connected internet (broadband) to the inbuilt lan. I then configured the external lan connection with ip ( and subnet mask. In the laptop I configured the lan connection with ip (, subnet mask, default gateway ( and DNS (

I am not able to access internet from the laptop. Also, I am not able to see the other computer (and folders) from the firt and vice-versa.

Please suggest a way forward.
reset your modem and try again
and check pinging in cmd
if cabel is brocken then no pinging cause
ttl=128 than connection is ok so the fault in youur firwall setting
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Hi there,

You need cross cable for the connection of two pcs,use link below for more information: