I want to connect and transfer data b/w two pc's using a lan wire. I dont have a hub. I have heard that it is possible but dunno how.
One of my pc is running vista home premium and the other one windows XP
Also tell me wat settings are required
You need a cross-cable, for starters.
Then you use the Home Network Wizard.
You must have both computers in the same workgroup. Then enable some file sharing. Wait some minutes and try to browse the network. You should restart computer after any network change (at least winXP pc, because it is not able to recover from this stupid changes)
Just get a cheap hub. It will make life MUCH easier for you. Also, if both computers are already on the 'Net through a router or something, you don;t even have to mess around: you've already got a network to use!
Well, in that case he should get a router, not a hub...
You have to connect both PCs using a cross cable.
After that its neccesary to set the IP addresses for both PCs. I router normally gives every PC an IP address but since we haven't got a router we should do without it.
You should go to network options and find the TCP/IP configuration, there you should set the ip address to something like 10.0.0.1 for the first pc and 10.0.0.2 for the second PC. Make sure the subnet mask is the same on both computers (255.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.0 is recommended). Other options there don't matter.
After that make sure the workgroup on both PCs is set to the same(WORKGROUP for example).
Now you should be able to see the shared directory's when you go to network neighbourhood.
Please keep us updated.
i got a hub @ my home network.
I have 3 hubs at my home network. But also a router with DHCP server, otherwise I have to manually assign every machine an IP.
hmm my IT teacher gave me a patch cable for using at school with my lappy.. and if i use it between my lappy and my home pc it connects fine between the two.
Then you have your network configured correctly. But connecting 2 random computers via a hub without doing any configuration should only work if there's a DHCP server around. If not, then manual configuration is required.
Or perhaps Vista has another automagic function, but thankfully I wouldn't know about that.
you only need a crossover cable. what you need is just go to any computer shop and ask for a crossover network cable and they will get you one and paid for it and go home, plug each end to each of your computers. then set the ip address for one to 192.168.0.1 and the other to 192.168.0.2. as for the network mask, just use the suggested 255.255.255.0 and ignore the gateway since you are not using it for online anyway. then you can start sharing files and transfer files between two computers.
You can pick up a special cable or a wire splinter extension. Probably more worth your money to get a cheap router.
well i am using wi-fi now. Though not as fast as LAN but still does the job without creating much of a problem