File sharing between two PCs over LAN/ethernet cable
To share data with another computer you can use an external storage medium such as an external HDD, USB, etc. This way is convenient for most of us regardless of the fact that it drains 50% of our precious time in the process. First you’ve to copy files to the external media and then copy it again from there to another computer.this tutorial shows you how to easily link two computers via a LAN cable, or in other words, by networking two computers.
1.) Ethernet/LAN cable (technical name: RJ45/8P8C)
2.) Two Computers with Ethernet/LAN ports.
1.)Start both the systems and connect them with the ethernet cable.
2.)Now goto controlpanel > network and sharing centre > change advanced sharing settings.Change the values as shown below.Do this for both the systems.
System 1 ::
Open My Computer > Properties > Set Computer Name.
Open Control Panel > Network Connections.Do as shown
OK to save changes.
On system 2 give another name to Computer name and do the exact same procedure as above.But this time IP address is 192.168.1.11 [ Note : for the other system it is given as 192.168.1.10]
We ‘ll get something like this on both the systems....If needed just do a ping test using cmd prompt to check network is working perfectly....
To share a folder or drive:
Right click drive or folder Properties.Do as shown below
Do these settings for the security tab
Now the shared drive can be accessed from both the systems...Share any folder or drive this way.
Both drives and folders can be shared in this way.. Now you can easily copy data or access the shared data from both the systems....