I have two computers in my work space. Both connect to a wireless network and need to in order to access the internet and other, more distant, computers on the network. However when they talk to each other (and the other computers, unfortunately) its really slow. They are close enough that I connected them with a crossover ethernet cable, but Windows 7 still wants to use the wireless to let them talk sometimes. Is there any way I can force the crossover cable connection to take priority or something like that?
The easiest way to do this (without getting in to more complicated subject matter) would be to assign static IPs to the interfaces that use the crossover cables.
Let's say we assign
If we access the share with
Maybe this will explain it:
(I always imagine computers speak in lolcats and Comic Sans)
Windows 7 is really finicky about shares on public networks. Make sure your sharing settings are set approrpiately: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Connect-two-computers-using-a-crossover-cable
I always like to set a password on a local account and access the share that way. It seems to work betting than attempting to coerce Windows in to sharing to the public. When you're asked for the username and password, log in using