Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




264 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16


Topic # 61710 21-May-2010 16:40 Send private message

would it be possible to link 2 computers over 1000 and also have both connected to internet seperatly?

eg. computer 1 has 2 NIC 1 going to computer 2 over cat6 and the other going to router.
computer 2 has 1 NIC conected to computer 1 and also a wireless adapter to connect to router.

I like the speed boost for transferring large files but also do not want both computers to be on just so i can use internet. If that makes sense?

Create new topic
360 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 333045 21-May-2010 16:47 Send private message

It might be possible. You'd need to set up local IP addresses for the network cards that are connected directly.

I'd suggest getting a gigabit switch instead. Plug both PC's and the router into the switch. You'll get 1000Mbit/s between the PC's and both PC's will be able to connect to the router.

A 5 or 8-port gigabit switch should be fairly cheap these days.

2205 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 183

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 333195 22-May-2010 01:46 Send private message

I agree
A gigabit switch which joins your modem and two computers. Your two computers will connect to it at 1gbit and the modem at 100mbit. So data transfers will be fast, and internet will still be limited to whatever comes down the dsl.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




1115 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 70


  Reply # 333322 22-May-2010 17:21 Send private message

I agree with ray and mich a gigabit nic is the way to go i have 3 PC's all connected to my gig switch aswell as the router they all get an IP automatically which i then made static so that each PC has the same IP every boot.. file transfers are all done at 1 gbps between us and the router is connected at 100mbps / 14.6mbps (ADSL2+)




Asus Crosshair V Formula AMD FX8320, 8GB Corsair Vengence LP, 2X Sapphire Radeon HD7850 2GB 1000/1300, 1x WesternDigital WD2500AAJS 7200rpm 8MB cache SATAII , 1x Samsung spinpoin F1 HD502IJ 1x storage mode, 2x Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD502IJ RAID0 Boot, 1x Pioneer DVR212s 18x DVDRW, SilverStone ST75F-P (750W) Full Modular PSU, OS WIN7 x64 ultimate SP1 (7601), SilverStone RaVeN RV02B-W (with USB3.0 upgrade)



264 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 16


  Reply # 333562 23-May-2010 11:45 Send private message

yea thought it might be possible to save some money but oh well the mrs is going to do her nut again :)

7705 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 288

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 333798 23-May-2010 22:41 Send private message

If it's just 2 PC's then you could use a cat5e cross-over ethernet cable between the 2 pc's, should work.

PC1
- NIC #1 cat5e network cable plugged into your router, gets ip address like 192.x.x.x automatically from the router
- NIC #2 cat5e network crossover network cable (or normal straight through cable with crossover adapter) plugged into PC2 NIC, manually set ip address 10.0.0.1

PC2
- WIC (wireless) connection to your router, gets ip address like 192.x.x automatically from the router
- NIC other end of the cable from PC1, set ip address manullay 10.0.0.2

Crossover adapater for a standard/normal cable:
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XH9825

Crossover cable:
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XH3296

Make your own + background on networking 2 PC's without a switch or hub:
http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html


7705 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 288

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 333804 23-May-2010 22:59 Send private message

Forgot to mention once it's set-up if you'll be able to use the 10.x address eg: On PC2 access PC1:

\\10.0.0.1\
\\10.0.0.1\MySharedFolder\
etc

.. and on PC1 access PC2

\\10.0.0.2\
\\10.0.0.2\MySharedFolder\
etc

* Replace MySharedFolder with whatever shared folders you actually have seutp.

2329 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 78


  Reply # 333817 23-May-2010 23:24 Send private message

shrub: yea thought it might be possible to save some money but oh well the mrs is going to do her nut again :)


Assuming both PC's already have gbit NICs, you can pickup cheap gige switches for ~$55..
Since your DSL router isn't likely to do jumbo frames and isnt gigabit anyway, something like http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=SWHTPL1007 should work. I've got an 8 port version of that and I do about ~400-500mbit. Which is still 4-5x faster than 100mbit, so it sufficies :)

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by Geektastic on 19-Sep-2014 19:00 (401 replies)
Pages... 25 26 27


Mr. Key to extradite Kim Dotcom?
Created by TimA, last reply by SaltyNZ on 18-Sep-2014 09:20 (126 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


2014 Holden SS (V8) or Ford XR6-T (in-line 6 turbo)
Created by joker97, last reply by ilovemusic on 16-Sep-2014 14:34 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


6.6Mb/s "in spec" for Torbay, Auckland?
Created by theasset13, last reply by dcole13 on 19-Sep-2014 21:11 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Computer Lounge's Zen Radical
Created by JayADee, last reply by JayADee on 19-Sep-2014 14:51 (15 replies)

Maybe some politicians should go back to school?
Created by jarledb, last reply by DarthKermit on 18-Sep-2014 18:27 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


FS: Server time
Created by deathslocus, last reply by CamH on 17-Sep-2014 21:31 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Netflix Prezzy payment
Created by freakalad, last reply by freakalad on 18-Sep-2014 20:50 (14 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.