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How to Transfer Files Between Two Computers Using LAN Cable

Wi-Fi is now the world’s number one wireless connection in offices or privately. People can share files, but it is challenging for massive files such that even a whole drive is not enough. As a result, the speed is slow as the data runs through the public, and it might not be interesting at all. Not to worry, because it is possible to transfer files between two computers using LAN cable.  

However, transferring data over a LAN cable would save you all the trouble. If the files you want to move are small, you can do it through Wi-Fi if both devices are operating in the same network. This post will today guide you on how to move between two computers using LAN cable.

Transfer Files using a LAN Cable 

An Ethernet cable simplifies the whole process because data is at a fast speed. For instance, a USB cable 2.0 can support a rate of 480 Mbps, which is quite slow. Thus, transferring data using a LAN cable is the best option. A CAT5e cable can sustain a speed of up to 1000 Mbps.

Why you should use a LAN cable 

A LAN cable or Ethernet cable’s primary benefit of using it is that it is faster to transfer files between computers than the usual flash drives or Wi-Fi. If you want to share massive data, then this is the best way on all mainstream Windows versions: Windows 7, 8, and 10.

That said, let us see how you can transfer files using a LAN Cable. But before that, make sure that you create a restore point just in case something goes wrong, you can restore your PC back to its initial state.

Transfer Requirements

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  • The two Windows computers 
  • The LAN cable like the CAT 5 
  • Because it is your first time, you need patience

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Step 1: Use the LAN cable to connect the Computers/PC’s

The first step is to combine both computers to the LAN cable. Any LAN cable can work, crossover or ethernet. Because both wires use the same port with few functional differences.

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Step 2: Enable Network Sharing on Both PCs

Now that both PCs are connected turn on the network sharing option on both computers to enable sharing or exchange of files. You have to repeat the process on both PC’s step by step. Click on the Start menu and locate the Control Panel then click on it to open

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A new window will open with the Control Panel, select Network, and the Internet.

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Another dialogue box will open, click on Network and Sharing Center. If this is not your first time transferring files between two computers, then you can type the following on the search box after clicking on the startup button: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center, then press the Enter key. The command will redirect you from Control Panel to Network and Sharing Center.

From the left-hand side of the Network and Sharing Center window, navigate to Change advanced sharing settings. Three network options will be visible: Public, Private, and All Network. Public Network is a shared connection in public places like airports, coffee shops or restaurants; Private Network is your home network or an organization while All Network comprises both. For a smooth connection and operation, we recommend you connect them to All Networks.

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Click on the drop-down icon to expand All Networks. Now, enable Public Sharing to open the PCs to access files through the LAN cable to each other. Turn off password protected sharing to avoid typing it every time you try to access it through another computer. 

However, this may pose a significant security risk to your network, so make sure you turn on password protection once the process is over. Switching off your password protector opens it for other computers or people to access the network as shared data, whereby they do not require credentials. 

Well, this is not a secure practice since you will share your data with people you don’t trust, but now, you are making an exception this one time because you are transferring files between two PC’s you trust. Once you finish, Save Changes and repeat the same process for the second PC. 

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Step 3: Setup Static IP

Now that you have enabled network sharing on both PC’s, it is time to bring them to the same network. Set up a static IP address of the same class on both PC’s following the steps below.

1. Click on the Startup button and locate the Control Panel to set up a Static IP. Navigate to Network and Internet then tap on Network Sharing Center. You can also right-click on the Start Menu then click on Network Connections.

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2. The next window displays active connections. In this case, it is the Ethernet or LAN cable that connects both PCs. Tap on the Ethernet link. A new dialog box opens, and you should click on the Properties button.

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3. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) on the next pop up menu. Tap on Properties to open another dialogue box.

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4. At this point, you need to configure the two PCs on different IP settings.

On the first computer, tap the option “Use the following IP address.” then input the details below;

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  • IP Address: 192.168.1.1
  • Subnet mask: 225.225.225.0
  • Default gateway: 192.168.1.2

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It may not be necessary to use the above-given IP addresses because you can use any IP address in class A or B. If you are not sure what these IP addresses mean, stick to the above example.

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You have to repeat the process on the second PC, but you flip the IP address as well as the Default gateway values

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  • IP address: 192.168.1.2
  • Subnet mask: 225.225.225.0
  • Default gateway: 192.168.1.1

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The above procedure keeps the subnet mask the same and changes the IP address.

Now open your Window’s File Explorer and select the Network tab on the left side of the window.

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Hopefully, you have set up everything right, as directed above. Both PCs should now be appearing in this Network window. Tap on the other PC’s icon and browse the file. But before you start browsing the files, there is one more setting to configure.

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Step 4: Transfer a folder

We assume your cable connection is okay, the sharing option is also enabled, and the IP address configuration is in order. It is now time to transfer files between the two computers using LAN cable. Before you share the data, we recommend that you create a new folder where you will copy and paste all files you want to share. 

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Now, right-click on the folder you want to share. Navigate to Give access from the context menu then click on the option Specific People

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3. From the File Sharing window, on the drop-down menu, select Everyone, then the Add button next to it. You can now finally press the Share button.

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After sharing, the next window shows the folder’s location in the network.

The transfer of files between two computers using a LAN cable is now complete, and you can access the folder on the other PC. Launch the Networks panel and Select the other PC’s name.

The file you just shared is now visible. Now you can open the folder and use the usual way (Copy and Paste) to transfer data. You can also repeat the same on the other computer.

In Summary

The guidelines above will only work between Windows PCs. For Mac or Linux, a different sharing agent like Samba is what you need. You can drop any queries, and we will get back to you.

5 Ways to Download Videos from Facebook to iPhone

Well, let’s leave aside all the underrating topics that have been rising about Facebook and get to serious things. If you happen to hear someone speaking bad things about Facebook, it is because they were not around when it was first launched. This platform is one of the largest social media networks where you can chat, share photos and videos, and even contact businesses and get things done quickly. However, did you know that to download videos from Facebook to iPhone can be such a tough thing?

I believe that you have been using this platform for quite some time and that you during this time, you come across exciting videos that you wanted to save to your iPhone and watch later.

You did not manage to save it, right?

If you have had this problem, then don’t blame yourself. Unfortunately, Facebook does not have the essential download feature to save Facebook videos to iPhone.

However, despite the lack of the download feature, there are several ways that you can use to download Facebook videos to your iPhone.

How to download Facebook videos to iPhone

There are five different ways that you can use to download Facebook videos. Therefore, if you have been looking forward to saving your Facebook videos on your iPhone, but you just didn’t know-how, you can use one of the following methods.

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  • An online Facebook video downloader,

  • Use Facebook++

  • Video downloader software

  • Take advantage of save for later option

  • Use MyMedia

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Method 1: Using an Online Facebook Downloader

Well, if you are that guy who likes to follow discussions in forums, then you might have heard of several Facebook video downloaders on the iOS store.

There are lots of online Facebook video downloaders on the web that allows you to download videos from Facebook to your iDevice.

FBDownload is one of those apps that you can use to download videos from Facebook without any hustle.

NOTE

For you to be able to use the FBDownload app perfectly, you need to install a browser that supports file downloads. You can download DManager. It is one of the best browsers I can recommend.

Here is how to go about it.

  1. Download the DManager application from the App Store.
  2. After you install the app, open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  3. Find the exact video that you want to download and then tap the Share button and then press Copy Link.
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  1. You can skip steps 2 and 3 if you already have the link of the video that you want to save on your iPhone.
  2. Once you’ve copied the link, open the DManager app that you just downloaded.
  3. Type this address bitdownloader.com in the URL bar.
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  1. Now paste the video’s link you copied from Facebook into the search box once the bitdownloader website loads. Tap the Download button afterward.
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  1. Select the video resolution you want and then tap and hold the download button. Tap on Download from the pop-up menu that appears.
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  1. The video will be downloaded. Once its done, swipe it to the right, then tap on Action and select Open In.
  2. Now select Save Video from the Share Sheet that appears, and that is it. You have saved the Facebook video to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.

Method 2: Use Facebook++ to Download Facebook Videos to iPhone

Facebook++ is not an official app for the iPhone, but it can be used to add some new features to the Facebook app for iPhone.

The app can add the ability to download videos directly to your iPhone.

To use this app, you only need to sideload it via Cydia Impactor.

The best thing about this app is the fact that you will be able to download Facebook videos within no time and without having to flip through different apps or URLs.

Before you use this app, you MUST first delete the original Facebook app.

Rule of Thumb

On your computer:

  1. Download the Facebook++ IPA after uninstalling the Facebook app
  2. Afterward, download and install Cydia Impactor for Mac, Windows, or Linux, depending on the operating system your PC is using.
  3. Now connect your iDevice to your PC and then run the Cydia Impactor app.
  4. Drag and drop the Facebook++ file into the Cydia Impactor window.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted for them. This is sent to Apple to generate a signing certificate to install Facebook++ onto your device.
  6. You will see Facebook’s icon on your iPhone’s Home screen when the process is complete.
  7. Go to Settings and then choose General and finally Profiles (or ‘Device Management’).
  8. Next, open the profile that is marked with the Apple ID of your iPhone and then tap on the Trust button.
  9. Finally, open the Facebook++ app and then go to the video that you want to save. You will now see a Save button.

The save button will allow you to download videos from Facebook to iPhone.

Method 3: Use a Video Downloader Software

Sometimes making use of your PC could save you time that you will spend downloading apps for saving videos on your iPhone.

There are many software that you can use to download videos from several social media websites to your computer. One such software is 4KDownload that you can use on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

When you download a Facebook video to your PC using this app, you will have to transfer them to your iPhone using AirDrop or file transfer software for iOS.

Method 4: Save Videos for Later

You can also use the save for later option on Facebook to save Facebook videos and view them later. However, the drawback of this method is that it doesn’t allow you to download the videos to the local storage of your iPhone.Instead, the videos will be saved on your Facebook profile itself. You can always watch these videos without having to connect to the internet, and you don’t need to use any app to get this done.

To use this method,

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iDevice.
  2. Navigate to the video you need to save.
  3. When the video starts to play, three dots will appear at the top-right-hand. Simply tap on it and then select the “Save Video” option.
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  1. The video will be saved, and you can view it at any time when you tap on the hamburger menu icon. It should be at the bottom right corner of your screen and then tap on ‘Saved’.
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Method 5: Use MyMedia To Download Facebook Videos to your iPhone

You can use this method to download videos from Facebook to iPhone and watch them when offline without any network interruption.

  1. Download the ‘MyMedia File Manager’ application for your iOS device on App Store
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  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Find the video that you want to download.
  3. Tap the three-dot menu icon from the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Tap on the ‘Save video’ option and then open the Saved Video section.
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  1. Under the Saved Video, go ahead and tap on the three-dot and then Copy link.
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Alternatively 

You can also tap on the ‘Share’ option then select ‘Copy link.’

  1. Next, open the MyMedia app.
  2. Open one of the following websites from the browser:
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  1. Now paste the copied link of the video in the search box and then tap on the ‘Download’ or ‘Go’ button. Select your preferred video quality.
  2. Again tap on “Download the file” from the pop-up and provide the file name for the video.
  3. Tap on ‘Save’ or ‘Download,’ and the video will start downloading.
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  1. Once the downloading process is finished, switch to the ‘Media.’ You can find this at the bottom of the screen. Your downloaded video will be available on this screen.
  2. You can either watch the video in this app or download it to your ‘Camera Roll.’ For the latter, simply tap on the desired video and select ‘Save to Camera Roll.’
  3. Tap on OK in order to allow any permission that this app needs.
  4. The Facebook video will be saved to your Camera Roll.

Bottom Line

These are the five different methods that you can use to download videos from Facebook to the iPhone that can save you lots of time.

Each one of the above techniques indeed has its own benefits and drawbacks.

We prefer using the first method because it works on any device and any OS. It is also available for free and can be used from any browser.

Also, you can check out QDownloader. It is a universal video downloader that also has YouTube Video Downloader.

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Fix Default Gateway Not Available in Windows 2020

Windows users often encounter many issues that can make a user not enjoy a reliable internet connection when using their PC. When a default gateway is not available on Windows 10, installing a new Ethernet driver can fix the issue. You can also change your network adapter from Power Management settings.

What are the causes of the default gateway not available?

There are a number of aspects that can lead to this kind of error message on your PC.

Here are just but some of them:

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  • Incorrect IP settings – Internet users come across problems. One of the widespread errors Windows 10 reported is The default gateway is not available. Incorrect IP settings can make your default gateway unavailable or even ISP configuration settings.

  • Router settings and outdated drivers – Security solutions like McAffee have been reported to block your connection, causing default gateway is not available at times. 

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NOTE: 

The default gateway is not available can block you from accessing and using the internet. Therefore, you must find a way to fix it as it may cause you problems or prevent you from accessing the internet.

That said, let’s have a look at some of the…

Solutions to default gateway is not available

There are a number of fixes you can try on your PC and see if you’ll be able to resolve this problem.

The solutions listed in this article have been proven to work and I am certain that they will be of help to you.

If one method doesn’t work for you, please proceed to the next solution.

Let’s get rolling.

Method 1: Check and Install a New Ethernet Driver

Check the ethernet driver you are using to see if it is the latest version on Windows 10. If you need to install the newest Ethernet driver, go to the website’s motherboard manufacturer. Download and install it, and once done, the default gateway error should now be fixed.

NOTE:

Most Windows users unknowingly have outdated drivers. Share this article to help others. Also, a manual download of drivers is quite risky and you can permanently damage your system by downloading the wrong driver versions. To prevent damaging your device, we recommend TweakBit’s Driver Updater as it is 100% safe. All outdated drivers on your PC will be automatically downloaded. The only setback with the tool is that some of its features are not free.

Method 2: Change your router’s channel

Your wireless channel and dual-band wireless adapters can cause gateway issues. Access your wireless router to fix the problem by changing the channel from automatic to a value.

Some users reported that setting the channel to 6 fixed the default gateway issue, but you can also try other avenues. Meanwhile, you will find more detailed instructions on your wireless router’s manual on how to make such changes.

Also, other users advise on changing the encryption method to fix the gateway issue. Using WPA-WPA2 worked for some users. So, you can try it and see if this option can fix the problem.

If the above methods don’t fix the issue for you, try different encryption methods. Also, keep it in mind that some encryption methods are outdated, and they don’t provide protection at all.

Method 3: Change Power Management settings for your network adapter

According to some users, the default gateway is not available to use can be fixed by changing the Power Management settings of your network adapter. The simple guidelines below will help you:

  1. Hit the Windows Key + X to launch Power User Menu and choose Device Manager.
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  1. Locate and double-click on your network adapter 
  2. The Properties window will open when you tap on the Power Management button. Make sure that the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option is not checked.
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  1. To save the changes, select OK.

We recommend that you read more about network adapter what it is and how to fix problems associated with it.

Method 4: Change the power saving mode on your wireless adapter.

Some users have reported that you can fix The default gateway is not an available error by changing your power options on Windows 10. The few simple steps below will guide you:

Method 5: Change the frequency of your wireless router

  1. Tap on the Windows Key + S then types power options. Locate and choose Power Options from the menu.
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  2. Once the Power Options window opens, navigate to your current plan, then tap on Change plan settings.
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  3. Tap on Change advanced power settings.
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  4. Locate and select Wireless Adapter Settings and change it to Maximum Performance.
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  5. Hit Apply then OK and save the changes.

Most of the current routers support 5GHz frequency, which might not work with your current adapter on this frequency. You have to change it to 2.4GHz. Most users reported that a frequency change resolved the default gateway problem. Check your router’s manual for more details on how to change the frequency.

Method 6: Change the wireless mode from 802.11g/b to 802.11g.

The default gateway is not available problem can be fixed by setting the wireless mode from 802.11g/b to 802.11g. Follow the few simple steps below to achieve this.

  1. Launch Network Connections by pressing the Windows Key + X then select Network Connections from the menu.
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  1. Locate and right-click your wireless network adapter—select Properties from the menu.
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  2. Tap on the Configure tab
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  3. Navigate to the Advanced tab, then choose Wireless mode. A drop-down menu will appear, choose 802.11g. 
  4. Save the changes then go back to see if the issue is fixed.

Method 7: Use the netshell reset command

Another way to fix The default gateway is not available error is to reset TCP/IP. But, how do you do that? First, launch Command Prompt then enter the IP reset command following the steps below:

  1. Press the Windows Key + X then select Command Prompt(Admin)
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  2. Once Command Prompt launches, enter netsh int IP reset then hit Enter.
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  3. When the process completes, shut the Command Prompt then restart your PC.

Method 8: Uninstall McAfee

The McAfee antivirus program has been reported by users to interfere with network configuration sometimes. As a result, errors like the default gateway not available will be witnessed. To resolve this problem, uninstall McAfee from your PC and see if the problem is fixed. 

Sometimes, the tool you use to uninstall might not do a thorough clean up. But, using a third-party uninstaller like Ashampoo Uninstaller or Iobit Advanced Uninstaller for better results and they are free.

After removing the antivirus, your PC will be protected by Windows Defender. Still, you can install an antivirus software of your choice. The recommended antivirus software is Bitdefender, BullGuard, and Panda.

Using Restoro PC Repair Tool

We recommend the restoro PC repair tool for all PC owners as the software repairs common computer errors. Also, it protects your computer from file loss, malware attacks, hardware malfunction, and optimizes your PC to guarantee maximum performance. The three steps below will fix all problems on your PC and rid it of viruses.

  1. Download Restoro PC Repair Tool on TrustPilot.com.
  2. Launch the tool then select Start Scan. The device will find the issues on your Windows PC.
  3. Tap on Repair All to fix the issues found 

Concluding Lines

The above solutions can help resolve The default gateway is not an available error, as we have discussed on this post. The most common causes are outdated drivers or improper network configuration. Share this article to assist others, and if you have more questions, please leave them below.

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