Simple Network: Beginner Question


  1. Posts : 261
    windows 10
       #1

    Simple Network: Beginner Question


    Hello All:

    I am endeavoring to construct a simple network. I have three nodes: the router, my Windows computer, and a Linux computer. I have the router plugged into a cable modem.

    All I want to do is to occasionally transfer files between the two computers and have both computers capable of accessing the Internet at the same time.

    I have been endeavoring to educate myself in the basics, but they quickly become more complex than I would like. From what I have read it sounds like I could fully configure each device with a static IP address. That sounds the simplest path for this beginner.

    If this is feasible would doing that have any implications or or pitfalls?

    Thanks for any guidance you can kindly provide.
      My Computer

  2. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,844
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #2

    You do not need to setup a static IP on the computers. Using DHCP is the easiest. Connect the two computer to the router, either by Ethernet Cable or joining the routers WiFi network. Once both computers have internet access, here are tips to share files between the two. How to Share Files via Linux Mint to Windows 10?.
      My Computer

  3. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,844
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #3

    You do not need to setup a static IP on the computers. Using DHCP is the easiest. Connect the two computer to the router, either by Ethernet Cable or joining the routers WiFi network. Once both computers have internet access, here are tips to share files between the two. How to Share Files via Linux Mint to Windows 10?.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 261
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Went smooth as silk. Pinged the router just to make sure I was connected.

    Thanks for your help
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums