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using a switch?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by SpliffVortex, 1 Feb 2006.

  1. SpliffVortex

    Gangster

    Joined: 27 Mar 2005

    Posts: 294

    Location: Miami Fla

    I never used 1 for conecting 2 computer together at a none isp location as mini lan party . do i have too re config any isp address or is i just more or less plug and play ? .
     
  2. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,700

    Location: Wiltshire

    A switch won't give out IPs automatically, so you will need to set one for each computer (within the same range). i.e. 192.168.0.1 / 192.168.0.2 / so on :)
     
  3. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,753

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    yes, Duke is correct, a switch wont come with a dhcp server built in so you will need to assign ip addresses to each of the pcs. as far as im aware this will in effect set them up as a workgroup.

    if you want to share files and folders make sure you enable simple files sharing and you may need to configure any security software on the pcs to allow access