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Windows 7: Setting up a workgroup wtihout crossover cable or wifi router

07 Jul 2011   #1
flimsyspork

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Setting up a workgroup wtihout crossover cable or wifi router

Is it possible to set up a workgroup between two computers without connecting them with a crossover cable or setting it up over a wireless network?

Thank you for your time.


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07 Jul 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

You turn one machine into a file server or a NAS
That's about the only way I know of though, and then the other computer would basically just be a file server.
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07 Jul 2011   #3
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can just use any old Ethernet cable these days. Most NICs have an "auto-crossover" so if you're connecting to something that you would need a crossover cable for, the NIC does the crossover for you. So if the computers you are connecting were made within the last 5 years or so just use a good ol' straight-through patch cable.
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07 Jul 2011   #4
flimsyspork

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
You can just use any old Ethernet cable these days. Most NICs have an "auto-crossover" so if you're connecting to something that you would need a crossover cable for, the NIC does the crossover for you. So if the computers you are connecting were made within the last 5 years or so just use a good ol' straight-through patch cable.
Great to know, thank you!
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07 Jul 2011   #5
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Notta problem! From there just make sure the IP addresses of the two machines are in the same class and range and you have yourself a two-machine-workgroup.
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