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Windows 7: small network for file sharing

09 Sep 2013   #1

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small network for file sharing

hello every one, can some one help me out here please,,,,, i have about 20 computer 18 of them got Windows 7 2 of them with win xp.....and i just got NETGEAR ProSafe 24 Port. i want to connect all of them together... when i use the NETGEAR ProSafe 24 Port i see only 2 computers. am i doing something wrong or do i have to assign ip add to each computer. thanks oh and no internet only file shearing


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09 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

You still need to assign all devices with an IP address no matter what. Should be one of the private address ranges.

As for only seeing 2 computers, do they both have IP addresses? Also where abouts do you see them? On the switch management or in the network tab on windows?

Many thanks,
Josh
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09 Sep 2013   #3

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no none of them have IP add and i see them under network tab on windows.
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09 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Well that is your issue there, every device needs an IP address on the same subnet. Since the switch is a layer 2 switch you will have to manually assign them rather than using DHCP.

Josh
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