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Windows 7: Setting up a second Network

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Setting up a second Network

Hi

I have three PC's a Windows 7 Pro and two Vista Home Premium.

I have an ADSL modem with both Wireless and Ethernet output, the Ethernet cable is connected to a splitter and two PC's are connected through the splitter, the third is connected by wireless.

Up to now I have only used the modem etc for Internet connection sharing, now I need to Network all three PC's so I can share printing and have full access to files etc.

Can I create another Network without hurting the Internet sharing setup?

Thanks

Daniel

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20 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

There is no simple free way. Your best bet is to get a router and connect it to your adsl modem, then connect your 3 machines to the router. This will give shared internet to 3 machines and allow you to network them. Routers can be had for less than 40 USD.
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20 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wait..
So this ASDL box is a Router because you did say it had Wireless....Is it a combination box?
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20 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So this ASDL box is a Router because you did say it had Wireless....Is it a combination box?

Yes it is, it has Ethernet cable and Wireless output

Cheers

Daniel
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20 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You want to put all three computers on the network and share them.. I am pretty sure that is what your saying and I am pretty sure you are capable of doing that with the ASDL box that you have....

Does your ASDL have 4 ports plus wireless. I think I am getting that right.

The thing you have to figure out is how far apart are one another, do you want to go straight wireless/wired or combination, and how do you want them set up because there are million different combinations
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21 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Does your ASDL have 4 ports plus wireless. I think I am getting that right.

Yes that is correct, I can have two connected to the ADSL Modem/Router (one the Windows 7) and one must be wireless. The wireless PC is right next to the ADSL Router

Cheers

Daniel
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21 Jan 2011   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daniellouwrens View Post
Hi

I have three PC's a Windows 7 Pro and two Vista Home Premium.

I have an ADSL modem with both Wireless and Ethernet output, the Ethernet cable is connected to a splitter and two PC's are connected through the splitter, the third is connected by wireless.

Up to now I have only used the modem etc for Internet connection sharing, now I need to Network all three PC's so I can share printing and have full access to files etc.

Can I create another Network without hurting the Internet sharing setup?

Thanks

Daniel
You need a router like the first guy said. You need to spend money for that but thats how most of the free world sets up a network. Those combo modems aren't too good for this. Get a real modem and connect it to a real router with eithernet cable using the WAN ports.
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21 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think that he does have a router.. it is combination with his modem.. I think he is asking how he sets it up so that he can share on all three computers.

daniellouwrens
To help us all out.. can you give us.. the make- model- and version of your ASDL modem so we know for sure if you have the router built in and also we can look up the manual so we can tell you how to set it up.
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21 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7; Server 08; Window Home Server; Vista; XP
 
 

Any way you can post exactly what ADSL modem you have. If the modem does actually have a router with DHCP/NAT capabilities then you can buy a switch instead of a router. I really need to know the modem information though.

Thanks.... H
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21 Jan 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
I think that he does have a router.. it is combination with his modem.. I think he is asking how he sets it up so that he can share on all three computers.
It sounded more like he was using ICS with the "splitter" rather than a switch. Man I hate those combo units. It's a bit tough to visulize these things from here and the desciption leaves quite a bit to the imagination.

If he did have a modem/router I wouldn't think setting up shares should be so difficult?
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