You will need
- a sharp knife
- insulating tape
If you want to connect two network cables without any financial costs you'll need adhesive tape and sharp knife. Cut off one connector from each cable. Remove the outer cable insulation, but in no case do not clean the internal veins. Now clean for about two-thirds of all the wires inside the outer braid. This is necessary in order to correct pairs to splice the wires. This operation is same for both cables you plan to connect.
Now, connect the two wires of the same color from different cables. To do this, cross them at the base and twist with each other. Wrap received the connection with insulating tape. Repeat these steps for all the other loose wires. The entire structure re-wrap with electrical tape to avoid broken connections.
If you have the opportunity to spend a small amount of money, then buy a single-port switch. Just paste in different connectors ends network cable. If you need to connect a few network cables or branching one cable, get a switch with the necessary number of ports.
Advice 2: How to connect two laptop cable
There are several ways to interconnect two mobile computer. If you decide to use a cable, then consider a few rules that will help you correctly configure your network.
You will need
- - Network cable cross.
Purchase a network cable of the desired length. At both of its ends have to be located in the LAN connectors. For direct connection of two computers is recommended to use cables with a cross-crimped (cable crossover). Most modern network cards are able to determine the position of the lived and automatically tuned to perform the desired functions.
Turn on both mobile computer and connect to their network adapters cord you selected. Wait some time until the system will automatically detect the new network. When working with Windows Vista and Seven, select the type "Home network" after the appearance of the corresponding window. This will allow you to quickly configure the settings of the network.
Your local network consisting of two laptops, ready to work. If one of the mobile computers are connected to the Internet, such as via a USB modem, you can provide access to the second network device. For this, enable the use static IP address for the network adapter of a laptop that is already connected to the Internet.
In the settings of the second device is selected, specify the IP address by typing it in the field "Preferred DNS server" and "default gateway". Of course, in this case you must also use a static (permanent) IP.
If you have joined the computers in the local network for quick exchange of information between them, set specific permissions for the public folder. This will allow you to quickly access the desired files without worrying for the security of the operating systems. Remember that the standard Windows firewall and other programs that analyze traffic may block access to your computer.
When dealing with laptops it is better to use for their wireless connectivity Wi-Fi channel. This can be done in that case, if none of them is part of another wireless network.