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Originally Posted by gamingowiz;12703057 
How am I to go about manually assigning an IP address and Subnet mask for each computer?

Under the adapter properties in manage adapters in Network and Sharing Center.
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Hmm yeah just connect the lan between the 2 pc's it should be autocrossover.

Then hold windows buttion and press R, then when run command comes up type "cmd"

Once command promt is up type ipconfig, get your ethernet ports ip address.

Now in game one person create a game and other go to console and type "connect 192.168.28.1" Thats just a sample address type the actual one you get here.

Also on the host computer open console and type IP Address to find the host address too i think.

Sorry i dont have game anymore im just goign from memory but goodluck
 
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Hmm yeah just connect the lan between the 2 pc's it should be autocrossover.

Then hold windows buttion and press R, then when run command comes up type "cmd"

Once command promt is up type ipconfig, get your ethernet ports ip address.

Now in game one person create a game and other go to console and type "connect 192.168.28.1" Thats just a sample address type the actual one you get here.

Also on the host computer open console and type IP Address to find the host address too i think.

Sorry i dont have game anymore im just goign from memory but goodluck
The crappy thing about this is you'll have to wait a few minutes for Windows to time out waiting for a DHCP address of which will assign a 169.254.x.x address. If you assigned them statically you wouldn't have to wait and your address wouldn't be random or change if you were to reboot the PC.

Using a router will be your easiest approach as it facilitates DHCP as well as WAN connectivity.

If you used the static IP approach mentioned earlier in this thread, that will also function, however you both won't share internet unless you leave your wireless adapter connected to the default gateway (don't assign a default gateway to your LAN adapter in this scenario). Auto MDI/MDIX should alleviate any specific cabling requirement.
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Originally Posted by Jump3r;12703077 
Hmm yeah just connect the lan between the 2 pc's it should be autocrossover.

Then hold windows buttion and press R, then when run command comes up type "cmd"

Once command promt is up type ipconfig, get your ethernet ports ip address.

Now in game one person create a game and other go to console and type "connect 192.168.28.1" Thats just a sample address type the actual one you get here.

Also on the host computer open console and type IP Address to find the host address too i think.

Sorry i dont have game anymore im just goign from memory but goodluck
I can't see any number like the one you gave to me as an example
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I can't see any number in cmd after typing ipconfig like the one you have used as an example... look at attachment, can see what the ip adress is?
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If the PCs are directly connected, check for lights on the back of the PC. If no lights, you're going to need a crossover cable. I'm still thinking a router would be the way to go here.
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