Send files from one Computer to Another Using lan Cable

In this article you will find out  how to Send files from one computer to another with Lan cable (cat5). I never liked using big pen drives to share large data ( like big games,movies etc) so the only thing I am left with, was using lan cable.


When to use lan cable Send files from one computer to another
It would be very tiring to keep on inserting and removing pen drive again and again. And if you hate this too, then you have come to right place, after reading article I am sure you will able to send and receive files using Lan cable.

Advantage of LAN cable over others

  • Fast data transfer.
  • You don’t have to stand there and waste your time. Do the setup once and you can move on to your other work.
  • Looks cool

Things that you required

  • Two laptop (mandatory)
  • A lan cable (obviously)
  • Little bit of your time and patience (only if it’s your first time)
Step 1
Connect one computer to another using lan cable.
Step 2
OK now you have to enable sharing option on both computers.
Go to Control Panel> Network and Internet> Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings.
enable sharing option .
Enable sharing option
Make sure you turn on network detection and turn off password protection off.
Step 3
Bring both the computers on same network.
1. Open control panel Control Panel >> Network and Internet >>Network Connections.
connect two computer using a lan cable
2. You will see Local Area Connection 2 .
3. Right click it and navigates to properties .
4. You will see tcp/ ivp4 option there and select it’s properties .
Connect two computer using a lan cable
5. Select this use the following ip address

Put the following value on 1st computer

  • Ip address 192.168.1.1          
  • Subnet mask 225.225.225.0
  • Default gateway 192.168.1.3
                                                
1st laptop ip address

Put the following value on 2nd computer

  • Ip address 192.168.1.3
  • Subnet mask 225.225.225.0
  • Default gateway 192.168.1.1
2nd laptop ip address
2nd laptop ip address
Basically what we are doing is keeping the subnet mask same and changing the ip address . You might have seen others values on different websites, all are correct but if you are not familiar with networking I would suggest that you stick to these values only. If everything went good you will see the two computer name in the Networks.
two computer connected under same network using lan
Two computer connected under same network using lan
Step 4

Share a folder on lan

Assuming that you have connected the cable properly and enable the sharing option now it’s time Send files from one computer to another , this is very simple
1.Select the folder you want to share, right click it .
2.Select share this >> specific people.
share dataa using lan cable
3. On the drop down menu select everyone >> add >> click share.
How to share a folder on lan

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