Solved Two separate Networks on one PC

May 1, 2011 at 05:20:26
Specs: Windows 7, Core2Duo/2GB

I have 2 PCs at home. Lets name one of them as PC 1 which has two onboard LAN Ports. Now, PC1 has to connect to PC 2, just a home network for easy transfer on files and stuff, and it also has to connect to the internet via a network. The problem is both of them use static ip and when I tried configuring PC 1, it allows only one of the connections to remain active. I simply get an error otherwise saying "Multiple Gateways" will cause conflict and I will be stuck with only one connection.

After much study I "somehow" connected both. I vaguely remember using the "route" command in cmd to achieve this. But now, I am getting an error when I try to access PC 2. My Internet is working fine.

I am not network savvy at all. Please help me run both these connections from PC 1. I should add that I can in no way modify/change/or do anything else to my internet network since it is out of my control. I can do anything, however, for my Home Lan with PC 2. I run windows 7. Both the connections are wired, by the way.


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May 1, 2011 at 05:33:30
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The simplest thing is to buy a SOHO Router with 4 LAN ports and hook your internet up to it and the client PC's to the LAN ports (set to DHCP).

This gives you LAN on both as well as internet and doesn't require any arcane knowledge to make it work.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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May 1, 2011 at 08:36:53
@Curt R

Thanx!! I'll try that. Can you please suggest any dependable brand? Is D-Link good?

Since I'm not acquainted with configuring and all, please respond if I send a mail should I fail in establishing the connections.

Thank u very much!

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