I have 2 laptops, both connected to the same wifi(ip looks like 10.xxx.xxx.xxx).
I want to transfer some files between them but I don't want to do it over wifi since it's slow(max 2M/s I guess). so I tried this:
I connected the 2 laptops with a cable.
On the 1st laptop, I setup the wired network adapter as this: IP 192.168.1.1 mask:255.255.255.0
On the 2nd laptop, I setup the wired network adapter as this: IP 192.168.1.2 mask:255.255.255.0
and they can ping each other using the address I just setup.
(Originally I wanted to use http to transfer files).But now I have given it up cause it's too complex. I tried shared folder instead.
here is the current situation:
On the 1st laptop:
ping 192.168.1.1 ------ OK! ping 192.168.1.2 ------ OK! \\hostname-of-1st-laptop -------- OK! all shared folders shown. \\192.168.1.1 -------- Network error! Here is what bugs me most, why doesn't this work?
on the 2nd laptop:
ping 192.168.1.1 ------ OK! ping 192.168.1.2 ------ OK! run \\192.168.1.1 ------ Network error!