I'm kind of new to networking, so please bear the long post.
I wanted to set up a 10G Ethernet peer-to-peer network on the same computer (basically two SFP+ transceivers on the same NIC that are connected to each other over fiber) before I try to connect two computers together.
I have an Intel X520-2 NIC with SFP+ ports on a machine running Windows 10. I did the following steps in order:
Hot fixed two Solid Optics tunable DWDM SFP+ transceiver so they're compatible with the Intel NIC using this tool: http://solid-optics.com/tools/multi-fiber-tool/so-multi-fiber-tool-id1768.html
Install Intel NIC and install its latest drivers, then reboot
Open Network Settings, and configure different IP addresses + subnet masks to the two Intel X520-2 network adapters according to this YouTube tutorial: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=set+up+10g+ethernet+home+network&view=detail&mid=D4B96D48532697B45A4DD4B96D48532697B45A4D&FORM=VIRE
- Change the C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts file to include the two IP addresses, then reboot
I get no network between the two adapters when I open Network Connections in Windows. I reset my TCP/IP, IPV4 and Winsock stacks via Command Prompt but that didn't do the trick either.
How do I proceed? I just want to be able to drag and drop files from one folder to another over fiber on the same computer.