linking networked pc (client) to another pc NOT networked

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by w9hly, Nov 12, 2005.

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    w9hly Guest

    Cable modem, to 4 port router. Cable from one router port to pc (I call
    it the host) on floor one and a cable from another router port to the
    pc on second floor. I want to link the second floor pc to another pc on
    the same floor (side by side) and the third pc has to communicate ONLY
    with the other second floor pc. I was thinking a simpe hub might do.
    Cable from host to hub then a cable for each from a hub port to client
    and cable from another hub port to the un-networked pc. What do you
    think?

    Thank you,

    Vern

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    w9hly, Nov 12, 2005
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    Rob Morley Guest

    I think I'm totally confused by your description of what you want to do
    and how you want to do it. If you want the two PCs to talk to each
    other why not just use a NIC in each, and a crossover cable?
     
    Rob Morley, Nov 12, 2005
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  3. I think you just networked the un-netowrked PC :)

    A hub is like an interconneciton if you plug them all in there they
    are all connected to each other electrically.

    You may be able to do sometihng with IP addressing, or with password
    security / selective enabling of services. Or perhaps a second
    ethernet card in the networked PC upstairs.

    What are you trying to do and trying to avoid ?

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Nov 12, 2005
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    John Steele Guest

    Add a second IP address to common PC. You can allocate up to 4. This should
    be in a separate subnet. Give the second PC an address on the new subnet
    net. Make sure IP forwarding in not switched on in the common PC.

    I think this will achieve what you want
     
    John Steele, Nov 12, 2005
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