Advice 1: How to configure a local network using a switch

Some users want to combine all your computers and laptops to a single local network. Most often it is done to configure the Internet access with these devices.
How to configure a local network using a switch
You will need
  • - svich;
  • - network cables.
In the case where it is necessary to adjust the connecting three or more computers to one Internet line, you can use a network hub (switches). Purchase this device and one additional network card.
Connect the AC adapter to the computer connected to the Internet. Install the driver for this hardware. Configure the connection to the Internet, using the recommendations of your provider.
Connect with a predetermined network hub with a second network card of the computer and network adapters of other computers. If you use unmanaged switches, and this is very reasonable because the configuration of the ports you don't need that LAN channels play no role.
Open the settings for the second network card of the host computer. In the properties of Internet Protocol TCP/IPv4 prescribe a fixed (static) IP address Go to properties of Internet connection. Open the tab "Access". Allow all LAN computers to use this Internet connection. Select the local networkformed by the network hub.
Open settings of the network adapter any other computer. Go to TCP/IPv4. Enter the following values for important items in this menu:- – IP-address;
- – Subnet mask (determined by the system);
- – default gateway;
- – Preferred DNS server.Save settings this menu.
Configure the settings for the network adapters of other computers similar to the previous step, each time replacing the last segment of the field "IP address". Reconnect to the Internet on the host computer. Make sure that the Internet access on all other devices.
If you have a router, then it is necessary to correctly configure it. And make sure he connects to the Internet (to see the status of the router). To avoid problems with razdacha Internet on the router is enabled the DHCP server (most routers is enabled by default)...
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How to configure the switch hub (Page 1). At the same time to establish a connection with the server provider no longer will need. If the modem does not support router mode, you need to return the switch back to the shop and buy instead home router that can do all that is written above.

Advice 2: How to configure Internet via LAN

If at least one computer in a small LAN connected to the Internet, means of OS Windows, you can arrange Internet access for the entire network. For this sistemnym block, which plays the role of a server, you need to install at least one network adapter that is connected to other computers in the local network.
How to configure Internet via LAN
If your network only two computers, you will need to combine them in a network cross-over cable is twisted pair, which with the two ends connected to the connectors RG-45 crosswise. Such a connection requires that the contacts of one connector of the network card, is responsible for receiving signals, connected with contacts of another network card responsible for the transmission and Vice versa. If computers in your network more than two, you'll need a hub or a switch for integration into a network. The computers connect to the switch directly. Patch cords, compressed cross or directly, sold in computer stores.
You now need to configure the host PC. In the "control Panel", open the folder "Network and connect to the Internet". Click the right mouse button on the icon to the "external" adapter call drop-down menu. Choose the option "Properties" and go to the tab "Advanced". Check the box "allow others to use the connection...". If desired, allow other users to control sharing by ticking the relevant box. Click OK.
Answer "Yes" to the warning about changing IP addresses. The "internal" network adapter, which connects the control computer with a networkYu, has a static network address If inside the network one of the computers plays the role of an FTP or WEB server in the section "Shared access", activate the "Settings" button. In the services list, select the protocols to be used within the network.
If you want to create a custom service, click Add. In the new window, enter the service description, the IP address or the name of the computer on which it is running, port numbers, and Protocol type that will be used by the service.
The Protocol DHCP is running on the control computer automatically assigns network addresses to computers on the local network. The disadvantage will be that the network would be inoperable when the server is turned off. To avoid this, you can assign client computers to a static IP address manually. Go to "control Panel" and open the icon network connections. Click to open the context menu on the icon "local area Connection" right click and select "Properties".
In the Components section, select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and activate "Properties". If you want to set the IP address manually, choose "Use the following IP address". You can use an address range of – The address must be unique for each computer on the network. The subnet mask value of assign. In the field "default gateway" enter the server network address
Enter for the item "Use the following DNS addresses". Click "Advanced" and go to the tab DNS. In the field "DNS suffix for this connection" enter MSHOME.NET. Check the box "Register this connection's address".
Start Internet Explorer and go to menu "Service". Choose "Internet options" and go to the tab "Connections". Press "Set" then, to continue the work Next. Select "Connect to the Internet" and click "Next". Choose "Set up my connection manually" and command "Next" to continue. Select "Connect using a broadband connection", again click "Next" and next screen "Ready."
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