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Windows 7: how can i make network between 2 pc in windows 7?

11 Nov 2009   #1
i3mr

amr
 
 
how can i make network between 2 pc in windows 7?

hi all
i have pc and laptop and i want to make network between them
and i have 3com adsl wirelees 11g firewall
i want 2 share my movies songsa games and every thing without i use cable i want 2 make it wit the wireles
can u help me and give me the step and pic (if it available) how can i make i plz


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11 Nov 2009   #2
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

networking itself is relatively easy. You set up a wireless ad-hoc network and go from there.

ON MAIN COMPUTER CONNECTED TO INTERNET
Open network and sharing center
click "change adapter settings"

right click your LAN(not the wireless)
choose properties
click Sharing tab, Share it
*you can turn off allow other network users to control or disable shared internet connection if you like*

right click your wireless
choose properties
double click the TCP/IPv4
Set the wireless to 192.168.1.1 (or anything else you want like it)

move to Prefered DNS Server
press Start button
Run "CMD"
type IPCONFIG /ALL
press enter
find the DNS for your LAN
enter both of those into the Prefered and alternat DNS server for your wireless.

Close the consol window
click "OK" on the TCP/IPv4 window.

click OK to the Wireless network properties.

Click "Back" to get out of adapter settings

click "Manage Wireless Networks" in Network and sharing center

click Add

click Creat an ad-hoc network

click next

type a network name

choose your security

choose your security key

Don't bother to save it. Windows WILL NOT automatically serve it so you'll have to make it every time anyway.

click Next and ok to finish.




ON LAPTOP (or whatever other computer)
Open network and sharing center
Adapter settings
wireless properties
open TCP/IP v4 settings
Set your IP to 192.168.1.2 (or whatever the main computer is but with a different last number)

set your gateway to 192.168.1.1 (or whatever your main computer is)

set your DNS servers to what they were on the main(not sure if this is required but I do it)

your wireless should see the network.

click the network icon

join the network

type the security code. It should connect to it.



For sharing files, download a server program or use home groups, I prefer a 3d party server program such as NetworkActiv Webserver ( Home of NetworkActiv Web Server (NAWS) )

Install that on your main computer and connect to it from your other computer to share files. You could install it on the other computer too really.

I prefer to disable the useless windows firewall in favor of Comodo Firewall
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11 Nov 2009   #3
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

^^^ That's definitely not how I would go about configuring a workgroup or homegroup.

i3mr - do you have all Windows 7 computers, or do you have Windows 7 and Vista/XP/Apple computers? Once you let us know, it will be very easy to help you configure a workgroup or homegroup. It will be much easier than the steps outlined above. You will not need to install any third party server applications to access shared files.
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11 Nov 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

A network is just a connection between machine A and machine B. The lowest level of a network is file sharing. If you have a wireless router at home, just set up a secure wireless network, connect your machine onto this network and you got your networking. From there sharing files between the machine is like swallowing water.
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11 Nov 2009   #5
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Works great on this end with how I have it set up : )

I don't like DHCP so don't use it.

Also, I hate routers, nothing but trouble, so the Ad-Hoc works around that by not bothering with one.

Lots of ways to do it of course, this is my way.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
^^^ That's definitely not how I would go about configuring a workgroup or homegroup.

i3mr - do you have all Windows 7 computers, or do you have Windows 7 and Vista/XP/Apple computers? Once you let us know, it will be very easy to help you configure a workgroup or homegroup. It will be much easier than the steps outlined above. You will not need to install any third party server applications to access shared files.
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11 Nov 2009   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

tannim, installing a third party software for file sharing is not needed.

ON MAIN COMPUTER CONNECTED TO INTERNET"

You don't need a "main" computer. All computuer can be main computers if you set them up to connect to a wireless router . In this stone age, you want to to be connected to the net anywhere and at anytime with the LEAST amount of time. The only cabling i would think for the network is the cabling from modem to router. That's ONE cable. Or if you got Router and modem all in one, ONE cable from the street to it.
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11 Nov 2009   #7
tannim

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

My way doesn't require a router. If you have a computer that is always on, you may as well use it as a server too. Which works very well for my house ; ) As to cabling my way to your way... exactly the same number of cables.

I did say you could do file sharing with home groups. I just prefer the thirdparty software for myself and it works for that use as well.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
tannim, installing a third party software for file sharing is not needed.

ON MAIN COMPUTER CONNECTED TO INTERNET"

You don't need a "main" computer. All computuer can be main computers if you set them up to connect to a wireless router . In this stone age, you want to to be connected to the net anywhere and at anytime with the LEAST amount of time. The only cabling i would think for the network is the cabling from modem to router. That's ONE cable. Or if you got Router and modem all in one, ONE cable from the street to it.
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12 Nov 2009   #8
i3mr

amr
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
^^^ That's definitely not how I would go about configuring a workgroup or homegroup.

i3mr - do you have all Windows 7 computers, or do you have Windows 7 and Vista/XP/Apple computers? Once you let us know, it will be very easy to help you configure a workgroup or homegroup. It will be much easier than the steps outlined above. You will not need to install any third party server applications to access shared files.


my pc 7
my laptop is 7
and other lap top is xp
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12 Nov 2009   #9
i3mr

amr
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
networking itself is relatively easy. You set up a wireless ad-hoc network and go from there.

ON MAIN COMPUTER CONNECTED TO INTERNET
Open network and sharing center
click "change adapter settings"

right click your LAN(not the wireless)
choose properties
click Sharing tab, Share it
*you can turn off allow other network users to control or disable shared internet connection if you like*

right click your wireless
choose properties
double click the TCP/IPv4
Set the wireless to 192.168.1.1 (or anything else you want like it)

move to Prefered DNS Server
press Start button
Run "CMD"
type IPCONFIG /ALL
press enter
find the DNS for your LAN
enter both of those into the Prefered and alternat DNS server for your wireless.

Close the consol window
click "OK" on the TCP/IPv4 window.

click OK to the Wireless network properties.

Click "Back" to get out of adapter settings

click "Manage Wireless Networks" in Network and sharing center

click Add

click Creat an ad-hoc network

click next

type a network name

choose your security

choose your security key

Don't bother to save it. Windows WILL NOT automatically serve it so you'll have to make it every time anyway.

click Next and ok to finish.




ON LAPTOP (or whatever other computer)
Open network and sharing center
Adapter settings
wireless properties
open TCP/IP v4 settings
Set your IP to 192.168.1.2 (or whatever the main computer is but with a different last number)

set your gateway to 192.168.1.1 (or whatever your main computer is)

set your DNS servers to what they were on the main(not sure if this is required but I do it)

your wireless should see the network.

click the network icon

join the network

type the security code. It should connect to it.



For sharing files, download a server program or use home groups, I prefer a 3d party server program such as NetworkActiv Webserver ( Home of NetworkActiv Web Server (NAWS) )

Install that on your main computer and connect to it from your other computer to share files. You could install it on the other computer too really.

I prefer to disable the useless windows firewall in favor of Comodo Firewall

sry i tried but i failed
can u or any body give me easier way
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12 Nov 2009   #10
i3mr

amr
 
 

can u give me Tutorials
it will be esay 4 me
i foun this tutorials but i dont know waht is right 2 me
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ns.html?filter[2]=Networking Internet


Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections[2]=Networking Internet
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