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Windows 7: Can't connect two PCs with Windows 7 via LAN cable. Plz Help me...

26 Jun 2010   #1
anshrpr

Windows 7
 
 
Can't connect two PCs with Windows 7 via LAN cable. Plz Help me...

I have two PCs a desktop and a laptop, both with windows 7.
I was trying to connect both of them through a LAN cable, but they didn't get connected.



I also change the TCP/IPv4 settings,
then my lappy connects to itself & my desktop is connected to a network but their is no connected PC in Network folder.


Both of the PC have no problem while I connect them to ADSL router through LAN cable...


Plz help me, I've to transfer a big amount of data from my desktop to lappy.....



Thnx in Advance!!!!


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26 Jun 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

A regular lan ethernet cable won't work, you need what is called a crossover cable for computer to computer
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26 Jun 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
A regular lan ethernet cable won't work, you need what is called a crossover cable for computer to computer
True if both network cards are 100meg ONLY. If one is 1 GB and the other is 100meg the 1 GB will auto-crossover. All 1 GB cards should have built in auto-crossover, which was part of the 1 GB standard.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
anshrpr

Windows 7
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
A regular lan ethernet cable won't work, you need what is called a crossover cable for computer to computer
but twice i've connected Windows 7 and xp through a LAN cable and also transferred data between them without any problem.
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28 Jun 2010   #5
Mike8

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
 
 

If you want to network, with perhaps room for expansion, why not use a Ethernet switch this is much better and they will autosense the connections.
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30 Jun 2010   #6
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anshrpr View Post
I have two PCs a desktop and a laptop, both with windows 7.
I was trying to connect both of them through a LAN cable, but they didn't get connected.



I also change the TCP/IPv4 settings,
then my lappy connects to itself & my desktop is connected to a network but their is no connected PC in Network folder.


Both of the PC have no problem while I connect them to ADSL router through LAN cable...


Plz help me, I've to transfer a big amount of data from my desktop to lappy.....



Thnx in Advance!!!!
Got a couple questions for you first:
  • You say you've changed the IPv4 settings; what did you change?
    Note: setting this to use DHCP (auto assign IP) won't work if it's just two computers and no DHCP server.
  • Do you have a cross-over cable? Or does either one of the computers have a gigabit capable network card?
    Successfully connecting each computer to an ADSL router means the cable itself is working, but that's no indication of straight or cross-over.
  • Have you tried running the Network Diagnostics wizard?
    Despite any misconceptions around this, it is actually quite a handy tool for finding problems...
With a few more details I'm sure somebody here will find a solution for you.
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30 Jun 2010   #7
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

ZaLiTH thanks for your help, questions, and support.
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30 Jun 2010   #8
ZaLiTH

Win 10 x64 Pro x64 / Ubuntu 15.10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
ZaLiTH thanks for your help, questions, and support.
No problem, I saw this thread while looking for more info on a printer sharing issue I'm having at the moment.. Helping people is pretty much second nature for me though, if I can help, I do.
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