How to connect two PCs to transfer data between them via crossover cable

If you wish to connect two PCs to each other,they both need to have network cards installed. You’ll also need what is called a crossover cable. Now, first make sure File and Printer Sharing is enabled: open Network Connections in the Control Panel, right-click on Local Area Connection, and select Properties. In
the General tab, look for “File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks” and make sure the checkbox next to it is selected. (If it isn’t in the list, go to Install > Services > Add and choose this service to add it.) Now return to the General tab, select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click on Properties. Enter an IP address such as “” and a Subnet Mask of for one computer, and the IP address “” and the same Subnet Mask for the other. Now, for a particular folder that is to be shared, right-click on it and click on “Sharing and Security”. Enter the share name of the folder and click OK. Connect the two computers using the crossover cable. You should now be able to access the contents of the shared folders on one
computer from the other.