You need to manually configure the laptop IP addresses of the wired adapters. The IP addresses must be on a subnet different from your router's network.
If your router uses 192.168.1.x, set your wired adapters to use:
PC1: 192.168.2.1, subnet mask 255.255.255.0
PC2: 192.168.2.2, subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Hi i have connected my gf's laptop to my desktop via a crossover Ethernet cable in order to transfer a large amount of files.
Both also have a wireless connection to the router in the house of course and iv noticed unless i remove the wireless adapter from my desktop the files are transferring over the wifi and not the faster cable connection.
Firstly is this normal? or is there a way to tell the desktop and laptop to use the cable and not the wifi without removing it because its very annoying not having any internet connection while the files are moving over.
Thanks for your help!