Recently, I built a new computer, and got it up and running and connected to my local home network via its wireless card.
Then I connected my old computer, and my new computer, using a Ethernet 7.0 wire, and the on-board Gigabit ethernet cards.
I was having difficulty sharing between the computers at first, reaching speeds between 50-60MB/s, when a Gb/s is in actuality, approx. 140MB/s.
On my old machine, which has a wireless card in it as well, to get the firewall to initially allow a connection between these computers, I shut off the wlan device, and then optimized the Ethernet connection, opening ports between the computers and allowing their ethernet IPs to each other.
I have optimized my connection to its maximum speed of 130+MB/s.
My problem is:
I turned my wlan card back on (old computer), and the network recognizes that it is there and connected. The computer recognizes an internet connection. but, when I move to do anything internet related, I have no connectivity.
I've tried adjusting every setting I can find, and reverted every single setting back to the configuration I KNOW worked in the past.
yet, I am without an actual internet connection, and am baffled by this. any suggestions?
well, I can get my Wireless to connect and actually access the internet, by going into the properties, under the advanced tab, and selecting 'Internet Connection Sharing' and allowing it.
the problem then becomes an IP conflict between my ethernet connection(the two computers) and my WLAN connection.
if I enable this option, my ethernet connection becomes disabled, and I cannot access my files on the old pc except by the wireless router, which is a measly 400KB/s connection, thus making moot the entire reason I wish to connect these two computers.
If I disable this feature, while I can connect to the old computer from the new, and access my files at the 130+MB/s, my WLAN has no Tcp/ip protocol, and will not connect to the internet. Though it "sees" the wireless network, it simply wont connect to it.
After much deliberation, and reconfiguring... I have solved my issue.
I enabled the shared setting on the WLAN connection, allowing me to connect to the internet.
The IP address is automatically configured, as is the DNS.
Then, I went into the properties of the Ethernet/Lan connection, and manually set the IP address, the subnet mask to 255.255.255.0(this was its default), left the gateway blank, and manually set the DNS server address to the same as the IP address.
Afterwhich, I reconfigured the port in the firewall.
I went back to the exceptions tab, chose my previous port exception, edit, and selected the CHANGE SCOPE button.
It had some other IP address, rather than my LAN connection, followed by a /255.255.255.255.
It looked like this(example only): 22.214.171.124/255.255.255.255
So I changed the IP to what I had set in the LAN properties, keeping the /255.255.255.255 that followed.
now, I can access my files on the old computer from the new computer, at my optimal Gb/s speeds, and still surf the web, and keep the old computer's AV and other programs up to date, while keeping two -separate- connections to my wireless network.
Thank you for the (what little) assistance I garnered from this site.
Maybe this will help others in the future, who attempt to do the same thing.
Most of the reference I found to this subject or exact situation, was, "why bother?" or a complete lack of response.
The answer to this statement is: because I want to optimize my access.
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