There are a lot of ways to combine two computers into one network, starting with wires and ending with wifi-modules.
Use the cheapest method of cost.
To combine two stationary computers into one network, you need to: buy or make a cross-cable and make some network configuration settings in the operating system.
Acquisition of cross-cable
Purchase a cross-cable (it is also calledPatchcord "reverse") it is possible practically in any specialized shop, engaged in sale of the equipment for creation of computer networks. In the same place, a patch-cord can be made in your presence of the length that you need. In addition to specialized stores, such patchcords are often found in conventional computer stores.
When buying, pay attention to the plug(Connectors) of the cable, or rather, the wires of wires inside these connectors. The color sequence of wires on one side of the patch cord must be as follows: orange-white, orange, green-white, blue, blue-white, green, brown-white, brown. On the other side of the cable: green-white, green, orange-white, blue, blue-white, orange, brown-white, brown. This is a very important point, and if you are given a "direct" patchcord, i.e. The color sequence of wires on both sides will be the same, then you will not be able to connect two computers without purchasing any additional equipment.
The purchased patch card is inserted into the connectors of the network cards of the system units.
Configuring the network configuration of operating systems
Configure the first computer. Click Start - Control Panel - Network and Sharing Center - Change adapter settings (for Windows 7 and 8).
On the Local Area Connection, click the rightClick the mouse and select "Properties" from the context menu. In the window that appears, click on "Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4)" and click the "Properties" button.
On the General tab, select Use the following IP address:. Fill in the activated fields: "IP address:" - 192.168.0.1- "Subnet mask:" - 255.255.255.0.
Run "Start - Control Panel - System". In the "Computer name, domain name, and workgroup settings" section, click "Change settings". On the Computer Name tab, click Edit. In the field "Computer name", using Latin letters and numbers, enter the name of the first computer. For example, Comp1.
Do the same with the second computer, just specify another "IP address" and "Computer name". For example, 192.168.0.2 and Comp2.