If you have two computers (Windows) and you wish to connect them, you can do it easily. There might be various reasons for you to connect both your computers. One of the reasons might be that you want to share the internet connection between both. You might also want to connect them for sharing your files and printers. You have two options to connect your computers. One is buying a router and the other is using an Ethernet crossover cable. You might not want to go with the first choice because it needs some money. The second choice is a better one since you can use an inexpensive Ethernet crossover cable. So, let us start with the second choice. In addition to the Ethernet crossover cable, you will need network cards to be installed on both your computers. These network cards are also known as Ethernet or LAN cards. An Ethernet crossover cable resembles a standard Ethernet cable, but the internal wiring will be different. In case you find any difficulty in purchasing an Ethernet crossover cable, you have the choice of using an inexpensive crossover adapter. This adapter will allow you to use a standard Ethernet cable as a crossover cable. Carry out the below steps to know how to use ethernet without a router.
Let us now look into the steps using which you can connect both your computers using an Ethernet crossover cable without a router.
We have now discussed the procedure involved to setup and to know how to use ethernet without a router. Using this method, you have avoided the usage of a router.