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Old 9th June 2007, 11:31   #1
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A friend of mine needs to share 2 computers without hub he has 3 lan cards. 2 are in one PC and one is in another PC. He is sharing PC just for file sharing and not internet (as of now). I know it can achieved via getting a Switch/Hub but i think he is trying to be a LAN expert lol...

Help him lol
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Old 9th June 2007, 11:36   #2
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I suppose the lan cards are used to share the internet connection rather than sharing files correct me if i m wrong
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If you do not want to share the internet than there is no need for 3rd lan card.

All you need is cable and ip settings.
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Get a lan wire with two ends like this n connect the lan cards of both the PC's.Set consecutive IPs for the PCs n start sharing.....
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Old 9th June 2007, 11:50   #5
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I might be wrong in here, im not an IT guy, but if we are going to connect 2 computers directly, we would be needing a 'Cross cable' and not a 'Straight' one. However if you are planning to connect the PC's with a hub then straight cables will be needed.

IT Guru's pls correct me if i'm wrong.
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Yes 2 lan cards are sufficient.i think he must be using third one for Broadband router.

1)what you need is a cross lan cable(cat5e or cat6e if both machines have gigabit lan adapters)(Modern lan adapters can also work using Straight through cable).connect the 2 lan cards using this cable.
assuming win XP
2)goto network connections-lan properties-TCP/IP
3)set ip in 1st machine as manual to 192.168.0.1,subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway and DNS can be left blank.
4)in the same way set ip in 2nd machine as manual to 192.168.0.2,subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway and DNS can be left blank.
5)run the setup home network tool from the network connections in Control Pannel and your done.Remember that both machines should have the same workgroup say "HOME" to share files.
6)share a folder each on both machines to transfer the files.they can be viewd from my network places.
7)To share internet use ICS.Can be accessed in connection properties,advanced tab.

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2 Lan cards with cross cables like this one and ip settings posted by merve_extreme.




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make your own cross cable:
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Old 9th June 2007, 12:29   #9
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Merve...
Pretty useful info shared....I didn't know the exact funda of making the LAN sharing wire
Thanks a lot...
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if u want to transfer files between systems in a simple way, there's a software called 'ipmsg'. But you need to connect the 2 systems using a cross cable and assign the ip addresses as explained by merve_extreme. If you use this software then there's no need of sharing. If you want the software then pm me.
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And one more thing, Make sure both the PCs are in the same workgroup.
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Thnx all ya got his lan working. Crossover was required.
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Thnx all ya got his lan working. Crossover was required.
Thats Good..

All the information you needed was posted in only one hour after thread started.
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Guys latest LAN card does not require cross cable to communicate even a simple patch cable can work also.....but check with you hardware before proceeding.....
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Guys,
The WLAN card on my HP Pavilion tx1420us (running Vista Home Premium) conked off. Seems it's a common problem on these laptops.

I need to buy a USB adapter but before that I'm looking for a quick solution.

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 running WinXP Home, which has WLAN and a LAN port.
The WLAN is connected to a D-Link DI-524 Router (192.168.0.1). I can use the internet, and access files from other computers (Shared Documents, printers - no servers used). The router provides Static DHCP addresses to all computer.

Using ICS and a crossover cable to connect the LAN port on the HP to the one on the Dell. Now I can access the internet from my HP. Windows Mail and IMs work alright too.
However, I can't access Shared Documents on other computers. Can't access any network printers either.

The Dell and the HP have the same WORKGROUP. Other computers in the network have a different WORKGROUP.

Configurations:
Dell
WLAN IP: 192.168.0.111
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server: 19.168.0.1

LAN IP: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:

HP
IPv4: 192.168.0.35 (Preferred) - Changes as per connection, I think.
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.2
DCHP Server: 192.168.0.2

Yes, I'm aware that ICS requires 192.168.0.1, but I can't change the router IP to something else.

If I enable a firewall (even the basic Windows Firewall) on the Dell, then I lose
internet connection on the HP.

I want to use a firewall on the Dell, and be able to access the internet (and if possible Shared Documents on other computers) from the HP.

Any ideas? Thanks!
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