How to Create a Network LAN (Local Area Network) on Windows

How to Create Local Area Network

How to Create a Network LAN (Local Area Network) on Windows

It has long been not discuss about the computer network, in this article I will discuss about how to create a network LAN (Local Area Network) is small with 2 computers by using UTP cable. For that you need to prepare is a UTP cable and RJ-45 Jack already installed and network card for each computer. Usually computers are now equipped with Lan Card on the computer motherboard. If there is nothing you can buy at a computer store together with UTP cable and RJ-45 Jack.

If you just connect two computers, you do not need a hub or switch. However, the cord slightly different configuration. If you create a network for two computers without using a hub or switch, the configuration used are immune Cross cable. Conversely, if using a hub or switch, to make the network more than two computers, the cable configuration used is cable Straight, just ok I will discuss about how to create a network (LAN) for connecting two computers.

Here are the steps for processing:

  • Plug the UTP cable that has been configured with a cross cable to the LAN port card your first computer.
  • If you are using Windows, go to: Control Panel »» Network and Internet Connections »» Network Connections.
  • If Using Windows 7 or Higher, go to: Control Panel. In the Network and Internet icon, click on “View Networks” click on “Status and Tasks”.
  • The next will pop up a window “Networks and Sharing Center”. On the left side of the window, click on “Change Adapter Settings”.
  • Right click on “Network Card” and select “Properties”.
  • In the Local Area Connection Properties window, select Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) in Windows XP or Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) in Windows 7 and Vista. Then click “Properties”.
  • In the Properties window that appears, select the option Use the following IP Address and fill in 192.168.0.1 in the IP Adrees, 255.255.255.0 on Subnetmask. The remaining inputs can be empty.
  • Click OK to save the settings and click “OK” on the Local Area Connection Properties.

Furthermore, for the second computer can be connected, then Workgroup of these computers should be the same. For that, give the same Workgroup name on the second computer.

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Do the following:

  • For Windows XP users, open the System Properties by right-clicking the My Computer icon and select Properties. You can also press the keyboard combination Win + Break.
  • For users of Windows 7 or Higher, how little the same, namely open system properties in a manner such as on Windows XP. In the window that appears click on the Change Settings at the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings.
  • In the System Properties, either Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, click the “Change” button.
  • In the next window give a name to the computer 1 with the desired name. Examples of “DK-1”. And provide the name of your workgroup. For example, “Computer World”.
  • Click OK and click OK also in the System Properties.

In order for the new changes you make affect the system it is necessary to restart the process, for it retart your computer. Do the same steps as above to configure the Network Card and change the computer name and workgroup on both computers. However, the difference in the computer 2, the IP address given is 192.168.0.2. Subnetmask same which 255.255.255.0.

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While the computer name must be different. Let’s give it a name DK-2. However, it should be the same workgroup. To determine whether the computer is currently connected do ping from one computer to a second computer, or vice versa. Do the following:

  • Open Command Prompt by pressing Win + R.
  • In the CMD type the command “ping IP Address”. Ip IP Addrees filled with computers that you want to ping. If you ping from the computer first, then the IP address filled with computer IP 2. Vice versa. Example ping command from the computer 1 to computer 2: ping 192.168.0.2
  • If the connection between the two computers is successful then it will be like this:
Pinging 192.168.0.2 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

If the result is like this:

Pinging 192.168.0.2 with 32 bytes of data:
Request time out
Request time out
Request time out
Request time out
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

Means that the second computer is not connected. Try to check if the cables are connected properly, or there may be a broken cable, if everything is already finished and the ping result is good, it means you successfully connect 2 computers in it.

Conclusion

This method is based on a test of my own, it might be different if you did, as a brief tutorial to create a network (LAN) with two computers, this tutorial still far from perfect, if there is an error, please leave a comment below or join on the forum asepms.com, have a nice day.

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