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Setting up LAN

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Dean0493, 2 Jun 2010.

  1. Dean0493

    Associate

    Joined: 31 Jul 2007

    Posts: 14

    Location: Manchester

    Hi all,

    Me and a few friends want to connect 4 pc's up so we can play Race On/GTR2, been told that we need a switch, but do you still need the internet to do LAN? Also, is it a simple step by step process to connect them through Network and Sharing center in Windows 7?

    Does anybody know whether LAN without the internet is possible on Race on? i wasnt sure because it needs steam, didn't know whether to put this in Here or in PC games, so feel free to move it.

    Thanks,
    Dean.
     
  2. Dazza_Random

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Sep 2007

    Posts: 303

    If the game needs internet authentication to run then you need the internet...

    If not use a router or switch and its easy to set up and configure...
     
  3. Sp00n

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,223

    Location: Brighton

    It would be easier if you had a router on the network as well as this would act as the DHCP server saving you from faffing about with static IP's.

    I'm not 100% sure if you have to be online but I would imagine so if the game uses steam.