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Windows 7: is it possible to have local area connection with switch

13 Aug 2012   #1

windows xp pro 32-bit
 
 
is it possible to have local area connection with switch

without internet i cant play online
but i have a switch that 2 computers are connected to it
so is it possible to have file sharing, remote desktop, lan gaming
its ok if not all of them will work, i just need any of them

note: my 1st pc is windows xp, 2nd is windows 7


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13 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Yes. You can have a network like that.
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13 Aug 2012   #3

windows xp pro 32-bit
 
 

how what are the instructions pls
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13 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Step 1 Plug the computer into the switch
Step 2 Turn the computer on.
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13 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

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.
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13 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
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.
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13 Aug 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

OK, fair enough, its never worked for that way for me in the past. Live and learn.
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13 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

You dont need the switch at all...
Just connect the two computer with twisted pair with RJ45
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13 Aug 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

And if at least one of the PC's has a gigabyte NIC you can use a regular network cable instead of a crossover cable.
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