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Hey all ...

I have a pretty simple question ...

I have a P67 Evo board with dual lan ports ... Can I connect 2 computers to my pc 2 lan ?? ... ... Would I just assign an IP address per network adapter and go at it ... or do I have to bridge the connections ...


How does bridging work ?? ...


All information would be greatly appreciated.
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Hey all ...
I have a pretty simple question ...
I have a P67 Evo board with dual lan ports ... Can I connect 2 computers to my pc 2 lan ?? ... ... Would I just assign an IP address per network adapter and go at it ... or do I have to bridge the connections ...
How does bridging work ?? ...
All information would be greatly appreciated.
Kind Regards.


Yes you can connect 2 PC's to your computer, but they would each be on different LAN's, each of the Ethernet port acts as a separate LAN card., also you'd have to use a crossover Ethernet cable. So yes you could LAN 1 on 1, but not 3 way, you'll need a router for that.
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Ok ... So let me know if the Picture below is correct ... (no knocking on my 2min paint masterpiece tongue.gif )


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A) Pc1 can connect to either 2 or 3 but 2 won't be able to access 3 and visa versa ...
B) All Pc's can communicate equally via a hub (old 4 port router)


What is bridging the connections then ?? ...
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Ok ... So let me know if the Picture below is correct ... (no knocking on my 2min paint masterpiece tongue.gif )
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A) Pc1 can connect to either 2 or 3 but 2 won't be able to access 3 and visa versa ...
B) All Pc's can communicate equally via a hub (old 4 port router)
What is bridging the connections then ?? ...

Yes those pictures are correct.

Bridging is taking two separate physical networks, and connecting them into 1 logical network. When you have 2 Ethernet ports and/or 2 different networks connected to either port, you can bridge the 2 networks.

But I doubt that will work with what you want to do here because you need to connect the PC's 1-1 which will need you to use a crossover Ethernet cable.

Hmm.... Try this: Right click on My Network Places, Goto Properties, Select the 2 adapters, Right Click and select 'Bridge', your two Ethernet ports should now be bridged and you can now connect a PC to the 2nd Ethernet port which can access the network on you 1st port (usually for sharing internet connections), kind of like you would via a router.

What you want to try might work after the bridging, but I'm not sure. No harm trying though.
Edited by feltadox1337 - 3/20/12 at 12:18am
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Basically I want to lan with 2 friends without using a hub ...

I will try bridging the connection but I will take a hub with just in case ... ...

Thanks for your replies !! thumb.gif
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Your welcome and good luck!
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Bridging would be your best bet as it would place both NICs within the same broadcast domain.

Might be worth using static IPs so you don't have to wait on the APIPA 169.254.x.x/16 addressing scheme once your DHCP client times out for each host.
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for some reason when I create a bridge.... the network on the intel adapter works fine ... the network on the realtek says connected and the bridge is connected but I can't find the pc on the realtek port ...

I always use static ip's when lanning ... 192.168.100.xxx
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Yes you can connect 2 PC's to your computer, but they would each be on different LAN's, each of the Ethernet port acts as a separate LAN card., also you'd have to use a crossover Ethernet cable. So yes you could LAN 1 on 1, but not 3 way, you'll need a router for that.

That's not really an issue these days as ethernet controllers will autodetect and correct accordingly.
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for some reason when I create a bridge.... the network on the intel adapter works fine ... the network on the realtek says connected and the bridge is connected but I can't find the pc on the realtek port ...
I always use static ip's when lanning ... 192.168.100.xxx

I don't understand, Intel adapter and Realtek adapter? Can you please explain it further?

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That's not really an issue these days as ethernet controllers will autodetect and correct accordingly.

Hmm really? Didn't know that. Just looked it up, I believe its the Auto MDIX feature right?
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