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Help with Wired Network

by chitown72 / January 23, 2008 9:59 AM PST

Ok I am trying to create a wired network between two computers in the same room. Can I use the Dlink Des-1105 port switch to do this? it has an input port and 4 other ports to plug ethernet cables into. I tried doing this and only 1 of the computers was working.

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Should be ok
by Steven Haninger / January 23, 2008 8:01 PM PST

You will need the right ethernet cables to get them electrically connected. More importantly, you need to do some work at each PC to get them talking. You'll need to deal with TCP/IP protocol which requires a unique address for each PC. You'll need to configure a network name and names for the PCs. You'll need to set up shares on each if you want to move files back and forth. What have you done so far in this regard?

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Made for something else handing out DHCP Addresses...
by Nfuego / January 25, 2008 6:21 AM PST

These switches are made to connect to a router that hands out DHCP TCP/IP addresses.

That being said, you could still use them as long as you manually set TCP/IP addresses on each computer manually that are on the same subnet.

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