Number of owners of two or more home computers (laptops) are constantly increasing. Each of the lucky occasionally becomes necessary to transfer certain files from the hard drive of one computer to another hard drive. For these purposes, you can use removable media, Bluetooth, etc, but when it comes to moving large volumes of information, the most practical and quickest way to be a direct connection between two computers through their network cards. In addition, such a compound can be used to connect a second computer to the Internet connection first and address other problems. To connect two computers together must: 1.
A working network card in each of the connected computers. How to check: go to System Properties (right-click on the My Computer icon on the desktop or Start menu, and choose "Properties"). Then on the Hardware tab click Device Manager. In the section "Network device" should be displayed network card (called Ethernet Adapter , Network Connection or something like that). If the network map in this section does not appear, or it is disabled in the bios, or on the computer it's not at all or it is defective. More info: Marko Dimitrijevic, author. 2.
Appropriate cable (the so-called cross-over). Cable from the DSL-modem will not work, although superficially very similar. His can be made at home, but in this case, except a piece of cable, twisted pair "the desired length, and two RJ-45 jacks, which fasten to both its ends, we also need a special crimping tool. If you are interested This article is a tool you likely do not (buy it usually only the experts to whom this information is not needed).