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How to share data between 2 computers via Lan network?

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Normally, when we need to share data between two computers, we often choose to use an intermediary tool, USB or a portable hard drive. In addition, can also use the Internet. However, if you don't have USB and your internet connection is in error, what should you do? Do not worry. We will show you how to share data between two computers over a LAN (the network used to connect computers in a small area) in the following article.

Share files between two computers using a LAN cable

Step 1: Connect both PCs to the LAN cable

Connect both computers to the LAN cable. You can use crossover cable or ethernet cable.

Kết nối cả hai PC với cáp LAN
Connect both PCs to the LAN cable


Step 2: Enable network sharing on both PCs


From the Desktop screen, right-click the Network icon on the Taskbar, then click Open Network and Sharing Center.

Click chuột phải vào biểu tượng mạng và chọn Open Network and Sharing Center
Right-click on the network icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center


At this time, a new window appears in the window, in this window look to the left pane, click Change advanced sharing settings.

In the new versions of Windows 10, you will see the Windows installation window after selecting Open Network and Sharing Center in step 1, click on Network and Sharing Center> Change advanced sharing settings.

Click Change advanced sharing settings
Click Change advanced sharing settings


Here, you will see 3 Network options: Public, Private and All Network. Select All Network.

Chọn All Network trong cửa sổ Advanced sharing settings
Select All Network in the Advanced sharing settings window


Check the options as shown below so that other PCs can receive your data via LAN cable and click Save Changes.

Tích chọn 2 tùy chọn rồi nhấn vào Save Changes
Check both options and click Save Changes

Note: Do this on both computers that want to transfer data to each other


Step 3: Set up static IP


Now that you have activated network sharing on both PCs, now put both computers on the same network. We will do this by setting a static IP address. Just like the previous step, you need to do this on both PCs.

Continue with the Network and Sharing Center window, click on the network you are currently connected to, select Properties.

Click vào mạng mà bạn đang kết nối, chọn Properties.
Click on the network you are currently connected to, select Properties.

At this point, a new popup window will appear, where you click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4), then Properties.

Chọn Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)

Here, you need to configure two PCs with different IP settings.

For computer 1, select the Use the following IP address line and enter the following parameters:

  • IP address192.168.1.1
    Note: 192.168.1 is required because this is a modem specification, you are allowed to change the number 1 to another number).
  • Subnet mask: default is
  • Default Gateway192.168.1.1
Điền các thông số cho máy tính thứ nhất
Enter the parameters for the first computer

On the second computer, perform the same steps, but change the value of the IP address and Default Gateway.

  • IP address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Default gateway:
Điền các thông số cho máy tính thứ hai
Enter the parameters for the second computer

Once done, you choose OK is finished.

Next, open Windows File Explorer and click the Network tab on the left side of the window.

Nhấp vào tab Network trên File Explorer 
Click the Network tab on File Explorer

If set up correctly, both PCs will appear in this Network window on both computers.

Cả hai PC sẽ xuất hiện trong cửa sổ Network này trên cả hai máy tính
Both PCs will appear in this Network window on both computers


Step 4: Share the folder


Right-click the data you want to share and select Share with> Specific people

Chọn Specific people...

In the File Sharing dialog box, select Everyone and then click Add> Share

 Chọn Everyone rồi bấm Add > Share

Next, open the computer you want to receive data and then go to Computer> Network and select the correct computer sharing name.

Vào mục Network rồi tìm đúng tên máy tính chia sẻ dữ liệu
Go to Network and find the correct computer sharing name

Here, you will see the folder you just shared. It is done!

Note, this method only applies to Windows computers only. Try it, wish you success!


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