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Windows 7: Configuring Crossover network sharing and Wireless Broadband

13 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Configuring Crossover network sharing and Wireless Broadband


I've got a bit of a problem I'm having trouble solving. I have a Desktop which I'm trying to network with an EeePC for the purposes of internet connection and file sharing. Both are running Win7 Ultimate. I'm using a USB Mobile Broadband dongle on the Desktop, and a crossover cable between the two. Now, I can get the file sharing set up no problems with the Homegroup feature, and internet connection sharing works fine too. But my concern is that for some reason, Win7 is lumping the 'Local Area Connection' for the crossover cable and the Mobile Broadband connection together as the same 'Unidentified Network'. I've attached a screen shot to illustrate.

I don't like this. It means that in order to set up a homegroup (which is the only way I've been able to figure out how to get the file sharing to work), I have to set the 'Unidentified Network' to the 'Home' location. Considering this includes my connection to the internet, it really doesn't seem secure at all, especially if I enable file sharing.

Does anyone know how I can split the two connections ( the Crossover LAN and the mobile broadband) into two separate 'unidentified networks', so I can apply the 'Home' template to one, and the 'Public' to the other? Or any other means of setting up a secure crossover network with a shared internet connection?

Thanks in advance :)

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23 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

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