how to network 2 pc's

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by rcoe, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. rcoe

    rcoe New Member

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    I have 2 win7 PC's and need to network them for file sharing. I did have them networked through my router with everything working great. I am now without broadband and attempted to network them using a gigabit switch, both of them now see a public network but not each other directly.

    Question is how do I get them to recognize each other in this configuration or would it be easier to use a crossover cable directly from each pc's lan port?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    have you tried using them with the old router? even without broadband the box works as a switch. Also have they moved onto a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx range on the ethernet cards properties when using the current switch?

    Yes a crossover cable will perform the task just as good as a switch, although only for 2 PC's
     
    #2 Highwayman, Feb 28, 2010
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