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Windows 7: Connect two computers,two printers to share files and internet


27 Feb 2012   #1

32 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Connect two computers,two printers to share files and internet

HI am i have two computers, computer A running windows 7 pro and computer B running windows 7 ultimate,both computers are hooked to a switch.The network printers are also connected to the switch..internet cable plugged on the switch.
i have assigned the computers and printers with static IP addresses but now that i got internet i don't know what step to take to maintain my Homegroup and be able to share files and connect the two computers to the internet,the last time i tried using the public file sharing i got access denied while opening shared folders and unidetified network

D-Link 8 port switch
Konica minolta Bizhub c220 printer
Hp 2025 dn printers
Two windows 7 machines

Help me My dear friends

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27 Feb 2012   #2

Windows Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Slickgeek, why don't you let your router assign IP addresses via DHCP then create your Homegroup, setup your shares and be done. Seems your doing to much work when it could be easier. Just checking!
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28 Feb 2012   #3

32 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Am using a D link switch not a Router,The switch wont assign the computers and printers with DHCP
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28 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

The device that connects you to the internet should assign DHCP addresses, does it not? -WS
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28 Feb 2012   #5

32 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I have connected the ethernet cable from my neighbour to the switch.every other computer and printer are connected to the switch..Do you get me now,if i allow them to obtain IP addresses automatically do i need also to set the Network printers to obtain IP addresses automatically because i dont haev that option on one of the printers it's using a static IP address..192.168.1.99..

Everything is working except the internet
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28 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Set one computer to DHCP, let it connect to the internet. Once it is working open a Command Prompt and type ipconfig /all. Write down the IP, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Servers.

Then you can setup all your computers with static addresses (not in the DHCP range) using the Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Servers that you wrote down. You should then have internet on all computers. -WS
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28 Feb 2012   #7

32 bit windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Will try that and see if it works..
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28 Feb 2012   #8

Windows Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Slickgeek, if you still are not able to access the internet after follwing WS instructions, try connecting your switch to your neighbors with a crossover cable. Some switches require crossover cables for interconnectivity. BTW the cable "looks" just like a Cat 5 cable but the pin configuration is different internally. Ask for it by name at the store. Keep us posted.
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28 Feb 2012   #9

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Connecting a router to a switch requires a straight through cable, usually.
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28 Feb 2012   #10

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by slickgeek View Post
Will try that and see if it works..
Did you get everything working?
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