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Windows 7: Can't Connect Thru Netgear FS 105 Ethernet Switch!

23 Dec 2017   #1
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Can't Connect Thru Netgear FS 105 Ethernet Switch!

I am attempting to connect 2 home computers in order to transfer files. I can connect them just fine through my wireless Netgear router and transfer files wirelessly without difficulty. But when I turn off the wireless router and hard-wire the 2 computers with some cat 5 and a Netgear FS 105 Ethernet Switch, I cannot get the computers to recognize each other. They don't appear to be networked.

Does anyone have a clue as to why that is or how I can get them networked through the Ethernet Switch?

Thanks for any and all advice!


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23 Dec 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you connect them directly away from the router there will be no dhcp server so they have no way of getting a valid IP to connect directly you need to set a static IP on both PC's
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23 Dec 2017   #3
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
If you connect them directly away from the router there will be no dhcp server so they have no way of getting a valid IP to connect directly you need to set a static IP on both PC's
Yes I have already done that. I assigned the one local connection an ip of 192.168.1.1 and the local connection on the 2nd PC an ip address of 192.168.1.3. Yet when I ping the 2nd computer from the 1st the request times out.
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23 Dec 2017   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What subnet?
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23 Dec 2017   #5
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
What subnet?
The default subnet of 255.255.255.0
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