Solved

workgroup with no internet

Posted on 2013-01-15
5
288 Views
Last Modified: 2014-06-29
I am trying to hook up xp sp3 laptops to a Linksys 10/100 16-port Workgroup switch ezxs 16w.  The goal is to share one common file from the one computer designated as the 'server'.  Internet won't be accessed, because it can't be accessed.  Is this type of setup possible?  If so, I'm all ears.
0
Comment
Question by:pitchpin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Akinsd earned 500 total points
ID: 38780806
100% possible

This would be considered an intranet.

A gateway is required for internet access or communication between 2 subnets or networks. Default gateway is the foundation for inter-network communication. It is still possible to block internet access even if a gateway is available but there  is no need to go into details of that for your topology.

With that said, the minimum requirement for your PCs to communicate when plugged into the same switch without a need for a router -
1- Have IP addresses in the same subnet eg 192.168.1.1 - 254
2. Have the same subnet address  (this is what determines which subnet they belong to) eg 255.255.255.0

Again yes, your setup is possible.

All the best
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Sandeep Gupta
ID: 38782309
also deny any taffic going to port 443
0
 

Author Comment

by:pitchpin
ID: 38801079
I'm going to try it using different computers.  I'm going to set up a workgroup for both, designate a folder for sharing, and hook them both to a workgroup switch with cat5 cable.  That's the plan; I'll let you know how it goes.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Simultaneous work of Wi-Fi and LAN on Win10 laptop 4 82
QoS on Cisco router 10 50
Network status says no internet, but this is incorrect 1 62
VLAN Issue 4 100
Many of us in IT utilize a combination of roaming profiles and folder redirection to ensure user information carries over from one workstation to another; in my environment, it was to enable virtualization without needing a separate desktop for each…
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Are you ready to implement Active Directory best practices without reading 300+ pages? You're in luck. In this webinar hosted by Skyport Systems, you gain insight into Microsoft's latest comprehensive guide, with tips on the best and easiest way…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question