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Windows 7: How to connect two pc using network switch


11 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
How to connect two pc using network switch

Im using windows 7 ultimate, and willing to connect my pc to a laptop using a network switch.

Previously i have done the same thing but all pc are using windows xp.
I got a problem when using windows 7 ultimate to do the same connection.
The other pc / laptop are operate windows xp.
The problems mentioned as unidentified network, and no network connection
I need this connection to play LAN game with my fellows.
Anybody can help me with this issues.
Thanks a lot


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11 Jul 2010   #2

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600
 
 

Hello and welcome to SevenForums.

Either you need a network hub or a single pc-to-pc or pc-to-laptop cross-cable connection. (search a thread somewhere here in forums)

You can play LAN games on a cross-cable connection
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11 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Yes..thanks...
im using a network cable, and also a network hub
i want to use these to connect, perhaps no need for cross cable.
windows xp simply can connect to the network hub, when we set the ip correspond to the hub address.
but my pc running Windows 7 ult. can't configure the ip, i've try auto and also manually config.
is there anything must be done to complete the network setup
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11 Jul 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amasoft View Post
Yes..thanks...
im using a network cable, and also a network hub
i want to use these to connect, perhaps no need for cross cable.
windows xp simply can connect to the network hub, when we set the ip correspond to the hub address.
but my pc running Windows 7 ult. can't configure the ip, i've try auto and also manually config.
is there anything must be done to complete the network setup
Are you using "homegroup" or workgroup for the network?

Homegroup can have (with some systems) connectivity issues. This is especially true when there are mixed OS's on the network.

You can verify if this is the problem by creating a new network connection using workgroup. If this works correctly you can disable Ipv6 and kill homegroup.

Let us know if you need help with this

Ken
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11 Jul 2010   #5

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

how to create new network connection using Windows 7 and disable IpV6?
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11 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

I've had the same issue as you did once when trying to create a LAN with just PCs and a wired network switch but solved it as follows:-

To disable IPv6 and subsequently Homegroup:-

Go to Control Panel ---> Network and Sharing Center ---> Change adapter settings ---> Right click the Local Area Connection (LAC) used for the connection, and select Properties.

In the LAC Properties window, untick Internet Protocol Version 6, and click OK at the bottom of the window...

To disable Homegroup for sure:-

Press the Windows and R key together to open the run window and type in "services.msc" (Without the quotes) and press Enter.
The Services window will open. Go to the HomeGroup Listener Service and the Homegroup Provider Service and stop and disable them both.

To set manual IPv4 settings:-


In the LAC window that we used to untick IPv6, select the Internet Protocol Version 4 option and click on Properties. Click on the "Use the following IP address" and type in whatever IP you wish to use, and for the Subnet mask type in 255.255.255.0. The catch here is that the default gateway's IP has to correspond to the IP address used. For example, if the IP is 192.168.1.xxx the gateway's IP is best set to 192.168.1.1.

And just to be safe, type in the same IP address used for the gateway IP into the Preferred DNS server address.

Repeat the process for each PC to be networked on the switch, using a different manual IP for each machine in the network. eg 192.168.1.2 for the 1st PC and 192.168.1.3 for the next one.

Hope that helped, it solved my problem!!

P.S. This is if you're on a blind switch or hub with no DHCP abilities.

P.P.S Make sure all your PCs are in the same Workgroup by going to Control Panel ---> System ---> And checking the Workgroup name from that screen. If not change the Workgroup name for the PCs involved. The default workgroup name for Windows 7 should be WORKGROUP.

P.P.P.S If the PCs can't still see each other make sure Network discovery is on by going to Control Panel --> Network and Sharing Center --> Advanced Sharing settings --> and Turn on network discovery.
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11 Jul 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
yes

thanks a lot solarmystic..
i've tried and followed your steps
and finally i can connect my pc to LAN.

however, stil got prob bcoz cant play LAN game, the game server not detected
WTF
wanna cry!!
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