How You Can Connect Two Computers With And Without A Wire

How to connect to your PC remotely with TeamViewer :

TeamViewer provides an excellent solution to establishing remote connection between two computers and has more features than you might expect. Lets see how it works.

In order to get started you will need to follow this download link and obtain a version for Windows, Linux, Mac or mobile. On executing the download file you will have the choice to install the application or do a one-time run.

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For an installed version you might choose to use the software for a personal or professional purpose. It lets you perform two major tasks- establish a remote connection or set up a meeting.

Establishing a Remote Connection

When you launch the application you will land on its Remote Control interface. Now, you may either share your ID and Password  with a friend to share your machine or acquire one from your friend to access his/her computer.

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The requestor must enter the partner’s ID and hit the button Connect to Partner. Following to this you will need to authenticate the session by entering the password.

Enter-Password

This lets you share your computer screen and have some fun, or request help from a friend. If you want your partner to interact and access an application you will need to activate it by looking for a both-sided arrow on the title bar.

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If you choose your connection to be File Transfer  type, you will be allowed to send and receive files. Select the files to be transferred and destination on the other end. Hit the Send or Receive button as needed.

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Connect to your PC remotely with AnyDesk :

Similar to other remote desktop programs like Remote Utilities, AnyDesk uses an ID number to make establishing a connection easy. If you install AnyDesk instead of just run it portably, you’ll be given the option to make a custom alias (like <yourname>@ad)to share with others, which is a lot easier to remember than a random string of numbers.

When both the host and client computer are running AnyDesk, they can share the AnyDesk-Address with the other and enter it in the “Remote Desk” part of the program to start the connection. The computer that’s sharing their address will be the one the other computer will control.

Set up a password in the settings to enable unattended access. You can also define the permissions remote users are given when they connect to you. Permissions allow them to view the monitor, hear the sound of the computer, control the keyboard and mouse, access the clipboard, and lock the user’s keyboard and mouse input, among others.

To install AnyDesk to your computer, open the portable program and click “Install AnyDesk on this computer…” from the “New Connection” tab.

How to Connect Two Windows PCs with a LAN Cable :

With a crossover cable in hand, the steps are pretty straightforward.

1. Go to “Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change Adapter Settings.”

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2. Click on “Change Adapter Settings.” This will reveal different connections. Select the appropriate connection for your LAN. Usually, but not necessarily, the connection will be called Ethernet and have the description network cable unplugged.

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Right-click on the connection and select “Properties.” The local area’s connection properties window will appear.

3. Under the network tab select “Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4),” then click on “Properties.”

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In the Properties windows set the IP address and subnet masks of the first computer to:

  • IP – 192.168.0.1
  • Subnet Mask – 225.225.225.0

Repeat all the above steps for the second computer, and set the IP address and subnet Mask as follows:

  • IP – 192.168.0.2
  • Subnet Mask – 225.225.225.0

Note: it is important to ensure that the last values of the IP address for both computers are different.

4. The next step is to connect the crossover cable to the network ports of the two computers. Both ends of the network cable look the same, so it doesn’t matter which end you use first. The network ports look something like the image below. (Do note that most modern computers laptops don’t come with a LAN port.)

5. Right-click on “This PC,” and choose “Properties.” Click on “Change settings -> Change.” This reveals the window with the name of the work group. The value for the workgroup name should be the same for both PCs. By default, the workgroup name will be WORKGROUP, but you can change it to any name you like.

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6. Right-click on the drive you want to share. Scroll to the “Give access to” option and click “Advanced Sharing.” Under the sharing tab, click the “Advanced Sharing” button.

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This reveals the advanced sharing window. Check the “Share this folder” checkbox, and click “Apply -> OK.”

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At this stage, you will have successfully connected the two Windows computers to share your drives between them.

 

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