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In this tutorial we are going to transfer our data between two computers/laptops using LAN cables. First of all connect both computers with your LAN cable.

Now on first computer/laptop follow these instructions:

  • Go to “Open Networking and Sharing Center“.
  • Click on “Local Area Connection“.
  • Now click on “Properties“.
  • Double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv6)“.
  • Click on “Use the following IP address:” and enter the IP address: as 192.168.1.1 and just give a click on Subnet mask. Once done click “Ok” and close it.

Now it’s time for second computer/laptop and follow same instruction given above except for the IP address part:

  • Go to “Open Networking and Sharing Center“
  • Click on “Local Area Connection“.
  • Now click on “Properties“
  • Double click on “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv6)“.
  • Click on “Use the following IP address:” and enter the IP address: as 192.168.1.2  (remember IP address should not be same on both computers/laptop) and just give a click on Subnet mask. Once done click “Ok” and close it.

Now follow these instructions to give access to drives where our data is located.

  • Click on “Computer“.
  • Right click on driver and then Properties
  • Click on “Sharing” tab and then Advance Sharing and then check out Share the folder
  • Click on Permissions to give control on the other PC and once done click “Ok” and close it
  • Click Security and then go onto Advance Settings>Change Permissions>Add>Advance>Find Now at bottom click Everyone

Now go to the computer where you want to copy data to and press window + r which opens Run and enter the IP address of next computer and press enter. Now you are in the drive which is shared with you. You can now copy data from that computer.

Note: You don’t need a crossover cable to connect two PC’s to each other nowadays, since most modern computers contain NIC’s that have auto-MDIX.

You can always use Bluetooth to transfer files between two computers but not all of them have Bluetooth and it’s comparatively slower than LAN.  If you are already connected to same network, there are many LAN sharing software which lets you share data without the hassles of setting up IP address. All you need is same LAN sharing application open at both laptop. Some of the LAN sharing software are Dukto, D-LAN, Lanshark, etc.

 

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