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Windows 7: Please help with setting up 2 PC's


17 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Please help with setting up 2 PC's

Hello all, I'm a little confused and would like some help as Im a bit new to networking. I have a new PC on the way and was wondering...

I have a Netgear Adsl2 modem / Router with 4 ports in the rear.

The two computers are going to be next to each other and I was just planning on plugging the new PC into the back of the netgear modem to have internet access on both along with the original PC for internet access. NP there.

Is it now possible to have the two PC's connected to each other throught the Router/modem to share files and for my children to play games against each other...I.E home network with 2 pc's talking to each other through the net gear modem/router? Both machines only have the one Lan input (I'm pretty sure)

Both running windows 7 (one 32bit and the other 64 bit)

I appreciate any help at all, thanks.


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17 Aug 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rikkii View Post
Hello all, I'm a little confused and would like some help as Im a bit new to networking. I have a new PC on the way and was wondering...

I have a Netgear Adsl2 modem / Router with 4 ports in the rear.

The two computers are going to be next to each other and I was just planning on plugging the new PC into the back of the netgear modem to have internet access on both along with the original PC for internet access. NP there.

Is it now possible to have the two PC's connected to each other throught the Router/modem to share files and for my children to play games against each other...I.E home network with 2 pc's talking to each other through the net gear modem/router? Both machines only have the one Lan input (I'm pretty sure)

Both running windows 7 (one 32bit and the other 64 bit)

I appreciate any help at all, thanks.
Easily
INET
PC>>>>>>>>>router<<<<<<<<<PC
PC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>PC

That is exactly what routers do. If both pcs are on the same "subnet" they should be able to see each other in network.

If you give us more info on what you are trying to do (what games, file sharing?, etc) we can give you more help
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18 Aug 2011   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rikkii View Post
Hello all, I'm a little confused and would like some help as Im a bit new to networking. I have a new PC on the way and was wondering...

I have a Netgear Adsl2 modem / Router with 4 ports in the rear.

The two computers are going to be next to each other and I was just planning on plugging the new PC into the back of the netgear modem to have internet access on both along with the original PC for internet access. NP there.

Is it now possible to have the two PC's connected to each other throught the Router/modem to share files and for my children to play games against each other...I.E home network with 2 pc's talking to each other through the net gear modem/router?Both machines only have the one Lan input (I'm pretty sure)

Both running windows 7 (one 32bit and the other 64 bit)

I appreciate any help at all, thanks.

Hello & welcome Rikki to our Forum.
Re your question

Quote:
Is it now possible to have the two PC's connected to each other through the Router/modem to share files and for my children to play games against each other...I.E home network with 2 pc's talking to each other through the net gear modem/router?
It indeed should be possible.

BTW I notice -
Quote:

Support
NETGEAR offers free 24x7 support on all products.

I would suggest they would be a good source of information.
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18 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, it is possible, and relatively easy to do. They will already be on the same network. You can also look into Homegroups, since both systems are Windows 7. That should simplify sharing resources back and forth.
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