05-28-2018 01:34 AM
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05-28-2018 03:54 AM
You won't be able to establish a connection between two PCs by a single Ethernet cable without doing a little homework.
Routers and switches (hubs do not) help to make each PC in your network identifiable to each other by assigning an IP address and other network configuration parameters. Without either of them, you'll need to assign the settings manually.
There are many YouTube tutorials to refer to.
05-29-2018 09:19 AM
Axle Grease wrote:
We've assigned a class C non-routable IP address of 192.168.1.1 and .1.2 respectively, both with a netmask 255.255.255.0. No gateway or DNS as that shouldn't be required. In all cases and regardless of NIC used, and with or without a firewall, the result was the same.
05-29-2018 10:09 PM
Modern network devices are *supposed* to auto negotiate the link and adapt the physical connection in software but it may not be happening here. The ports on switches are cross-wired vs a NIC so they actually aren't the same. Back in the day we needed to use a crossover cable when connecting two NICs directly or two switches without using an uplink port. That was largely eliminated by modern implementations but I still keep a few adapters around just in case.
So it shouldn't be necessary but you might want to try one of these adapters:
Yes I realize you might not be able to get this specific one from Amazon US but hopefully you have a source on your side of the world that carries these. Just search for "crossover cable" or "ethernet crossover"
05-28-2018 10:23 AM
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