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How to setup lan connection to play lan games?

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July 22, 2012 2:18:31 AM

I want to setup lan connection to play lan games like fear 2,fear,COD 4 etc...
I have got four pcs. All are just 2 years old.
I have following hardwares:-
* Lan Cat 5 cables
* 1 ADSL 2+ Router
* 1 Swith (D-Link 5-Port Unmanaged Switch Network Switch)
All I want is to play lan games. Please help!!!

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a b X LAN
July 22, 2012 2:24:12 AM

[adsl router](lan)<-- wire -->(lan)[switch](lan)<-- wires -->(lan)[pc's]
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July 22, 2012 2:33:30 AM

If you can explain in a little depth and ip configuring, it would be much better. Thanks for reply.
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a b X LAN
July 22, 2012 2:50:13 AM

The adsl router has a DHCP server, and if the PCs are using DHCP for TCP/IP configuration (which is usually the default), they will self-configure themselves. IOW, they will be assigned unique IPs, the correct subnet mask, and a gateway IP (the router's IP) for internet access.

If you want/need to know the IP address of any given machine, type Windows key + R, and in the box type "cmd" (no quotes), and hit enter. At the command prompt, type "ipconfig" (no quotes) and hit enter.

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July 22, 2012 6:43:08 AM

I just want to play lan games. I want step by step instructions. I don't know the basics also.
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a b X LAN
July 22, 2012 1:18:07 PM

I understand. That's why I suggested using the ADSL router, which provides the mechanism to automatically configure your LAN clients, via its DHCP server. It doesn’t matter if the ADSL router isn’t needed for internet access, or even if there’s no internet access provided by the ADSL router, it still works.

Your PCs are most likely already configured to use DHCP for configuration purposes. As soon as you plug in the cables from those PCs to the ADSL router, they will self-configure themselves (with the help of the ADSL router's DHCP server). And now all those PCs can communicate w/ each other.

So surprisingly, there's just about nothing else to do except plug in and go! It's all done for you. You don't even need to know as much as I've explained it. It just works. I'm only providing these details because you asked. But again, it's all plug-n-play and automated, as long as you configured it as I described; all the PCs are plugged into the ADSL router.

Sometimes things are far simpler than you might have assumed.

Of course, if you’d like to do it the HARD WAY (manually), I suppose that always an option too.
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July 24, 2012 11:07:26 AM

Thank you. :D  :D  :D 
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July 24, 2012 11:07:39 AM

Best answer selected by gk4u.
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June 12, 2014 6:30:45 PM

gk4u said:
I want to setup lan connection to play lan games like fear 2,fear,COD 4 etc...
I have got four pcs. All are just 2 years old.
I have following hardwares:-
* Lan Cat 5 cables
* 1 ADSL 2+ Router
* 1 Swith (D-Link 5-Port Unmanaged Switch Network Switch)
All I want is to play lan games. Please help!!!


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