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.
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.
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.
Here, you will see 3 Network options: Public, Private and All Network. Select All Network.
Check the options as shown below so that other PCs can receive your data via LAN cable 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.
At this point, a new popup window will appear, where you click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4), then Properties.
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 address: 192.168.1.1
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 255.255.255.0
- Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
On the second computer, perform the same steps, but change the value of the IP address and Default Gateway.
- IP address: 192.168.1.2
- Subnet mask: 220.127.116.11
- Default gateway: 192.168.1.1
Once done, you choose OK is finished.
Next, open Windows File Explorer and click the Network tab on the left side of the window.
If set up correctly, 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
In the File Sharing dialog box, select Everyone and then click Add> Share
Next, open the computer you want to receive data and then go to Computer> Network and select 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!