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Windows 7: connect directly to another computer without using the net

19 Dec 2011   #1
steel865

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
connect directly to another computer without using the net

i wish to be able to connect directly to another computer without using the net, a way to do it that will not use any of my download data or the data of anyone else, like putting in an IP and connecting so that we may share files, a step by step tutorial would be very helpful


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19 Dec 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Detailed instructions here: Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable
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19 Dec 2011   #3
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

If you have the two computers networked together via a router that has an internet connection, transferring files between the computers on the local network will NOT use any of your data allotment from your ISP.
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20 Dec 2011   #4
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi steel865,

You may choose to use a crossed over cable to connect the 2 computers for files sharing as advised by Ztruker or..... connect the computers directly to your router's LAN Ports or Network Switch and just don't connect to the Internet at all by removing the DNS and Gateway entries on the LAN settings of both computers.

You will have to assign Manual or Static IP's on both computers, but remember not to include the DNS and Gateway Addresses.
How to Assign a Static IP Address in XP, Vista, or Windows 7 - How-To Geek

An update will be nice.
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20 Dec 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

create a homegroup
Homegroup - Create
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21 Dec 2011   #6
steel865

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

ok, i may not have explained it right, i want to connect to someone else, and they are on the other side of the country
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21 Dec 2011   #7
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

What? Are you serious? With out the net? What you're asking for is not possible unless you have access to satellites. Which I'm pretty sure you don't. And even then you would need to do it via the network card. That's how computers can communicate to each other. Short of them physically together with USB as mentioned the network is the only way across large distances.
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21 Dec 2011   #8
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W8.1 tablet
 
 

In that case there is really only one way. Good, old-fashioned "sneaker net". Copy files to a floppy, CD or thumb drive and mail them across the country.
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21 Dec 2011   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

theres always the good ole' fashioned way.

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21 Dec 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by steel865 View Post
ok, i may not have explained it right, i want to connect to someone else, and they are on the other side of the country
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Detailed instructions here: Connecting Two PCs Using a USB-USB Cable
Do they even make USB cables that long?
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