Connecting computer systems through network for peer to peer sharing system is very beneficial and easy. Mostly peer to peer networking is done to back up the data that no longer can be saved in a single system. A back up and file sharing facility is what peer to peer sharing offers. However, there is another way of transferring or sharing data is through USB cables but USB cable could not give transfer speed more than 480 Mbps whereas sharing through P2P is easy, fast and time saving.
How to connect computers for P2P?
- Connect an end of crossover Ethernet cable into Local area Network port of one computer and the second end of Ethernet cable to second computer system. In case the computers do not have LAN port then to establish P2P connection, network card must be installed.
- Start computer, click on ‘start’ and then go to ‘control panel’. Here in search box you type ‘adapter’ and then click on ‘view network connection’. Right-click on the connection and then select “Properties.” The system will ask for administrator’s password so feed the password.
- Now click on ‘networking’ tab and select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” or “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6).” Select “Properties.” Input 10.1.1.1 as the IP address for the first computer and 10.1.1.2 as the IP address for the second computer. Type 255.255.255.0 as the “Subnet Mask” for both computers. You do not need to type anything on the “Gateway” and “DNS Servers” because the two computers are directly connected. Click “OK.”
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