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Windows 7: How to Network 2 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 PCs with Patch Cable?


14 Sep 2013   #1
JustNow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to Network 2 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 PCs with Patch Cable?

I only need file sharing between 2 PCs with Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

1st PC has internet. 2nd PC has no internet.
Each PC has a working networking device, and there is a correct patch cable between them.
There is no router. Hardware is not the problem.

I need help configuring settings in Windows 7 for each PC, setting up folders in each PC, or whatever it takes so I can share files between these 2 PCs.

I am not willing to look elsewhere for instructions for how to do this because I've already looked at various sites including YouTube. And this has resulted in wasting many hours over several days - just to establish a simple file sharing connection.

If YOU are an expert at this and have the patience to help me in this thread until I get this done AND you require compensation, then please name your price. I can pay by PayPal.

I will be posting pics to show the problem. Let me know if additional pics are required. Thank you.


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14 Sep 2013   #2
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Welcome to sevenforums!

You should be able to share file between two PCs only if the two are connected to internet with the home network settings.

Otherwise it could be a solution at cost, to buy a network Ethernet Pci-e Card or switch/hub and plug the two pcs with a Ethernet Cat5 or Cat6 cross-over cable.

You might have to assign IP manually
How to connect two PC's using Ethernet cable
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14 Sep 2013   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome JustNow

How is the one computer connected to the internet ?
Is the patch cable a cross-over cable as NoN says ?
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14 Sep 2013   #4
JustNow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
Welcome to sevenforums!

You should be able to share file between two PCs only if the two are connected to internet with the home network settings.

Otherwise it could be a solution at cost, to buy a network Ethernet Pci-e Card or switch/hub and plug the two pcs with a Ethernet Cat5 or Cat6 cross-over cable.

You might have to assign IP manually
How to connect two PC's using Ethernet cable
PC#1 is connected to the internet. This is separate from the networking connection that I want.
I have network devices in each PC, and these are connected with the correct Cat5 Patch cable.
And these devices are working. I even have back up PCI and PCIe network cards if needed.
Again, hardware is not the problem.

I'm not asking for a solution that involves assigning IPs.
There is another way through Windows, and that's what I'm after in this thread.
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14 Sep 2013   #5
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

How to Connect Two Computers Without a Router

Maybe could help?

You might aswell turn on file sharing.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join


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14 Sep 2013   #6
JustNow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Some Pics

Take a look.


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14 Sep 2013   #7
JustNow

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I can already see this isn't getting me anywhere.

Can anyone reading this suggest someone or a website that I could pay to help me get this done?

Thanks.
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15 Sep 2013   #8
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

You won't be able to join because you don't have appropriate IP addressing. You need to manually assign static IP addresses to each computer on the point to point connection that is from a DIFFERENT subnet than the internet connection. Best bet would be to use a different class of IP addressing to be sure of this.

On PC1:

IP address: 172.16.1.10

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.128

On PC2:

IP address 172.16.1.11

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.128

This should allow you to set the network as a home network and then be able to set up the homegroup and/or share files.

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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