Most of the users gone through a lots of problem in creating up a Local Area Network ( lan ) affiliation. But,how to set up the connection utilising an RJ-45 connector cord.
Lets begin creating the local area network ( lan ) connection –
♦ Turn on each the machines ( in my case,i used desktop with XP and Laptop with Windows 7 )
♦ Connect the machines via local area network cable
♦ It’d show restricted property in XP & Windows 7 would say it as unidentified network.
♦ This can be as a result of generally the IPs of the PCs could also be identical,leading to duplicate IP addresses within the network
♦ Firstly,you need to make your mind up,which machine you wish to create as server.You should select that machine that has comparably smart performance.
♦ In my case, i select desktop (XP). Goto Network Connections and choose properties ( right click applicable network and so select properties ). By default, following window will popup
♦ choose properties of ‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)’
♦ choose ‘Use the following IP address’ and enter details as following window and its finished XP machine.
♦ For Win 7 , Goto Network and sharing centre
♦ choose your network(it could also be unidentified network) and goto local area network ( lan ) connection, following window will popup.
♦ Click on properties button, and following window will popup.
♦ Scroll for IPv4 and click on properties.
♦ Then enter details as follows.
♦ Its done. PCs are connected !!
Note – for multiple computers(using a switch or a hub) , whereas configuring network IP addresses, on third position write the significant numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 etc.
I Propose – I might like router, in place of switch/hub, as it is intelligent and assigns IP addresses itself to all or any nodes and maintains network showing intelligence.