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Need help creating a LAN

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Fennwalk, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Fennwalk

    Fennwalk Thread Starter

    Sep 12, 2019
    I run a consignment sale and the software that we use to run the sale on two computers needs to be run on a local area network wired using ethernet cables not wirelessly. I need the two computers to talk to each other to access the correct files. I have a router and two ethernet cables and relatively new laptops.
    Your sale software runs off line. I cannot figure out how to network these two computers together with my router, without Internet, so that they talk to each other. Most of the searching that I’ve done online users wireless connections, and I cannot do that with this sale software. Can anyone point me to step by step directions, or be willing to walk me step-by-step through it? I’m in a big time crunch.
  2. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 28, 2005
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    Hello Fennwalk, and welcome to TSG.

    The router should be able to run as a basic switch to connect the two computers through its LAN ports. If it is a basic residential/consumer router, resetting it to factory defaults would be a good first step. This typically involves pressing a pin or similar object into a small hole on the back of the router. If both computers are set to use DHCP to get their IP addresses and settings, they should be ready to communicate with each other by just attaching them to the LAN ports of the router. You may need to set up file sharing between the computers.

    If you require more detailed assistance, you will need to provide us with detailed information on the brand, model number and any hardware and firmware revision levels of your router and what operating systems are on each computer. Also please provide the exact name of the software, its version number, and the name of the manufacturer.
  3. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    If there are any financial information involved such as credit card transactions with this software, you need to ensure what ever you set up is PCI compliant.
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