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accepted Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
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comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
The TCP/IP-settings are auto on both computers for the wireless network, and for the ethernet, the IPs are 192.168.0.2/3, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0, and the default gateway and DNS server adress are left blank.
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comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
alright, I know change the computers' IPs to .2 and .3. Now, if I plug in the cable, I still have a working wireless at least. But when I try to access one PC from the other (e.g. Network\PC-NAME\Users\Desktop), the connection is set up via wireless (as I can check by turning off the wireless while copying). Then when I try to copy something large, it takes hours and the explorer freezes a few times. Is there a way to force the use of the ethernet connection? By the way, I'm still seeing the connection as an "unidentified public network", and I don't see any options to change that.
Sep
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comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
I plug a single cable from one computer to another. I actually read everywhere that nowadays the software will immediately recognize if the cable should be used in crossover-mode, so I wouldn't think that was a crossover was necessary?
Sep
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comment Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network
The router is D-Link DIR-652. Both computers are running Win8, and are all in the same workgroup. I have set the IPs to 192.168.0.1 and .0.2 for the two PCs. I just tried to connect the ethernet cable while both pcs are running; now I cannot open any new websites since firefox seems not to have internet connection, but skype and jdownloader still work. Only a complete restart makes everything work again.
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asked Establish direct cable connection between Windows 8 PCs in home network