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Windows 7: sharing files over lan, but not over wifi

26 Feb 2015   #1
stoneystevenson

W7 Pro 64
 
 
sharing files over lan and wifi, but don't want wifi

Hi, I live in a rooming house that gives us internet access over WiFi. I have a desktop computer and a laptop both with their own WiFi adapter. The desktop is using an Intel wireless card N and the laptop is using built in wireless G. I also connect both computers via Ethernet using a crossover cable.

What I want to do is only share files over the Ethernet connection, not the wireless connection. Is this possible?

Both running windows 7 pro and gigabit Ethernet. Thanks.


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01 Mar 2015   #2
2xg

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

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You may remove the default gateway and DNS servers of your LAN or Ethernet setting from Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections then choose your wired connection (Ethernet). See attached image of an example of what you need to accomplish.


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