Sunday, March 10, 2013

Connect Two Computers using a Cross Cable

If your computer are on a wired network, you can connect two computers and then share files and folders, but it’s a lot of work to do! In LAN network it is possible to connect a system with other but for connecting two system it is not compulsory to use LAN, it can be possible by using cross cable. By using the cross cable we will not require switch.   
A crossover cable is another way to connect two computers and transfer data.
Using following steps:
Step 1- Configure IP Addresses-
Usually, if you are using a crossover cable to connect two computers, the computers are not connected to a LAN network. In this case, you will need to configure static IP addresses for each computer.
You have to make sure that both computers have IP addresses that are on the same subnet. For example, if you give one computer an IP address of, then you should give the second computer an IP of If you used the above IP addresses, you should use a subnet mask of If you use an incorrect subnet mask, the connection will not work.
Lastly, the value for the default gateway should be the same on both machines. You can pick which IP address you want to use, but use it on both computers for the default gateway. 
Step 2 – Crossover Cable
The second thing you need to verify is that you have a proper crossover cable. Basically, there are a few different types of crossover cables, but it’s best to get the standard crossover cable where the green and orange pairs are swapped and the brown and blue pairs stay in the same position.

Step 3 – Local User Accounts 
If you’re having problems accessing files both ways, you may have to create a user account on each computer that has the same name and same password. This helps get past any kind of Access is Denied errors that may pop up.

                                                                                                      -Sunil Badame