recognize ethernet ports for computer to computer network


  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 pro upgrade lol from windows 7
       #1

    recognize ethernet ports for computer to computer network


    2 systems
    1
    asus dark hero motherboard with wifi
    6800 graphics card
    64 gigs ram
    1200 amp power supply
    Windows version 21h2
    2
    asus dark hero motherboard with wifi
    6600 graphics card
    32 gigs of ram
    1200 watt power supply
    Windows version 22h2

    all together there are 4 Ethernet ports. I show only show 2 in my network connections.
    one port is intel (R) 1211 gigabit the other is a Realtek PCIe 2.5Gbe. I show one of each in my network connections. Trying to get both to work together isn't working. I've been working on getting all 4 to work so I can connect both computers up using a crossover cable to exchange files. Any help would be great.
    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 17,040
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #2

    I worked all this out for a Win7-WinXP direct ethernet computer-to-computer network and later amended it for a Win7-Win7 network.
    A step-by-step procedure for creating a two-computer Ethernet cable network - MSAForum
    You can use a crossover cable but do not have to.
    Doing this in Windows 10 is just about the same as doing it in Windows 7 but some diagrams look different & you have to look around for the equivalent settings in some cases.

    But I suggest you do yourself a favour and get a router so that it does all the hard work for you.


    Best of luck,
    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 12 Jul 2023 at 05:34.
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  3. Posts : 282
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Silly question, but are your computers setup as private and not public?

    A switch with auto MDIX will work for you without needing a crossover cable.
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  4. Posts : 2,232
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit v23H2
       #4

    F22 Simpilot said:
    Silly question, but are your computers setup as private and not public?

    A switch with auto MDIX will work for you without needing a crossover cable.
    I agree. I recently bought a 5-port switch that supports MDIX because I needed more ports than my router had. It would work just as well to connect multiple computers directly.
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  5. Posts : 8,173
    windows 10
       #5

    Are both pcs connected to internet if so you should just be able to map drives to each pc
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