How To Connect Two Laptop Screens Together- A Short Guide

by John Sanderson
How To Connect Two Laptops

Laptops are great for working on documents or connecting to the internet. They can also connect with other people. You can use a laptop as a modem and use your computer’s internet connection to connect to other computers in your office. If you want to connect two laptops, there are a few things you need to know.

How To Connect Two Laptops?

1. Connect the laptops to the same network

The first thing you need to do is connect both laptops to a wired or wireless network. If you want them to be connected at all times, you can use a wireless connection, but if you want them only to connect when they are not being used, use a wired connection. The laptops can be connected to allow them access to each other’s resources (for example, by using an Ethernet cable). Some people like to use a switch or hub that connects all their devices. Still, it is generally easier to connect them directly together using an Ethernet cable or wireless connection. If you connect your computers directly and they do not work correctly, check that they are connected using a different device and try again using another device.

2. Install a shared network drive on one of the laptops

You need to install a shared network drive on the laptop that you want to be the master computer. This will allow the other laptop to access files on this computer when connected and allow it to access files on other computers in your network when it is not connected. If you do not know how to read more about installing a shared network drive, you need to go into your system and find where the shared network drives are installed on your computer.

3. Access the shared network drive on both laptops

Once you have installed a shared network drive, you can start using it by going back into your system and clicking “Shared Network Drives” or “Shared Folders.” You will then see a list of all the computers connected to your system and see all their folders and files. If one of them is already selected, you will see a blue icon next to it. If not, then click on “New” and choose the name for your shared network drive. You can also just type in the name of your shared network drive, as shown below.

4. Copy files between the two computers

To copy files between the two laptops, you need first to select the folder you want to copy from one computer and then click “Share with Other Computer.” This will allow you to choose which computer you want to copy the file from. You can select a folder or individual files that you want to copy by using the checkboxes at the bottom of this window or by using your mouse to point at each one and click on it. You may need to use your mouse if there are many folders or files because if you try to scroll through them all with your keyboard, it could take a long time for this process to complete. Once you have selected all of the files you want to copy, click “Copy.”

5. Access the shared network drive on both computers

To access a shared network drive, double-click on it. If it is the first time you are using the shared network drive, you will probably be prompted to enter a password. Use the drop-down menu to choose an existing password or type in a new password. Click “OK” when you have done this.

6. Test that everything works correctly

Right-click on any folder or file to test that everything works correctly and select “Properties.” You should see a window pop up with the computer’s name on which the file is located. If you click on the “Change Permissions” button, you should see a window pop up where you can change the permissions for all users. There are two other buttons that you can click to perform other testing functions as well, but I will not go into those here.

7. Delete a shared network drive

To delete a shared network drive, right-click on it and select “Delete.”

8. Add more computers to your shared network drive

To add more computers to your shared network drive, follow steps 4 through 6 above again, except when choosing which computer you want to “Share with Other Computer,” choose “Other Computer” instead of your current computer. You will then be prompted for a password (if this is the first time you have used this new computer) and after entering this password, click on “OK.”

The Different Types Of Laptops

1. Laptop: is a portable computer typically used for work, school, and other similar activities.

2. Notebook: is a laptop with a detachable keyboard or one that has a separate keyboard built into the unit.

3. UltraBook is an ultraportable laptop designed to replace notebook computers with a skinny body and is about the size of an 11″x17″ sheet of paper.

5. Tablet PC: is a laptop that can also serve as a tablet computer.

6. Netbook: is a small, portable computer designed to function as a notebook or a tablet computer.

6. Convergence: The convergence of handheld devices (smartphones, MP3 players, etc.) and traditional laptops (laptops with touch-sensitive screens).

7. Convertible Notebook: a laptop can be converted into a tablet computer by flipping the screen backward.

8. Mac book: is a laptop made by Apple Inc.

The Benefits Of Connecting Two Laptops Together

1. You can share files and folders between the two computers.

2. You can use one computer as a second screen to watch movies and do other tasks while using the other computer.

3. You can work on one computer while using the other.

4. If both computers have a broadband connection, then you can use one computer as a hotspot for your mobile phone or any other device that has a broadband connection to connect to it for internet access or to share resources with other devices in your home such as printers and scanners, etc.

5. You can get viruses from sharing files via NFS if you don’t have good antivirus software running on both machines.

6. You can use one computer to control the other; for example, you can use one computer to do presentations or share files with your colleagues using the other computer.

The Risks Of Connecting Two Laptops Together

1. You can get viruses from sharing files via NFS if you don’t have good antivirus software running on both machines.

2. You can get viruses from sharing files via NFS if you don’t have good antivirus software running on both machines and the virus scanner is not up-to-date and does not detect them all (some viruses may be too new for some virus scanners). The best way to avoid this is to scan all shared files with your virus scanner before they are shared and also make sure that your virus scanner is up-to-date and does not miss any new viruses that may be out there. After they are shared, remove them from the shared folder and scan the shared files again with your virus scanner.

3. If you are sharing files via NFS, you may be giving a second user access to all of your files, which can be dangerous if the other user is not trustworthy and steals or misuses your data. It is best to limit who has access to what in the first place, but if you must share files with another person, then do so as securely as possible.

How Can Share Files Between Two Laptops?

1. Use Dropbox or any other online file sharing service such as Google Drive or SkyDrive, etc. This is very easy and convenient and works well with Windows and Mac OS X operating systems (Linux users can also use this method, but it is not recommended unless you have good Linux experience).

2. Connect both laptops using an Ethernet cable or an optical fiber cable (if available) to share files.

3. Use a wireless network cable to connect the two computers if you don’t want to spend money on a wireless network cable.

4. Use a USB wireless network adapter if you have one available.

How To Set Up Your Laptop To Connect To Other Computers?

1. Use a wireless network cable to connect your laptop to the other computer

2. If you don’t want to spend money on a wireless network cable, you can also use a USB wireless network adapter.

3. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your laptop to the other computer if you don’t want to spend money on an Ethernet cable.

4. Use an optical fiber cable to connect your laptop to the other computer if you have one available, but it is costly and may be difficult and time-consuming to do so.

Conclusion

This concludes our article on how to share files between two laptops. This article has provided you with a step-by-step guide on sharing files between two laptops using different methods. You should take note that some of these methods may not be practical, especially if you are sharing files with users who are not trustworthy, but if they are, then at least you know the best way to secure your data and your privacy.