Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric
If it is just a switch and not a router there will be no DHCP to give out IP addresses etc. It will not be plug and play as Logicearth suggests. You will have to manually setup static IP addresses on each PC. A router would be a much easier and simpler solution even if you don't have Internet.
It will be plug in play. You do not need a DHCP server nor do you have to configure static IPs, Windows will handle that for you. In Windows it is called "Automatic Private IP Addressing" it will give you a 169.254.x.x IP.
Just FIY, I do computer networking for a living.