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okay so my network is currently setup like what you see above, now I want to run an Ethernet cable between the vista computer and the server computer (the red line) so I can avoid going through the slow [bleep] DSL router which of course is riddled with bugs like most all of them, and get a much faster transfer rate between the two.... how would I go about doing that? both motherboards already support multiple Ethernet.
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You'll need a "crossover" cable to connect 2 NICs directly. Since these two interfaces won't use the router for DHCP address assignment, you'll need to configure them manually.

Edited by 98springer, 26 March 2008 - 10:04 PM.

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okay the question is how do I configure it manually like you say, I made a crossover cable, connected it and then when I connect it I can no longer access the internet on either of the two computers, because the crossover connection is 10 times faster windows automatically defaults to the fastest connected for everything. is there a smarter way to do this? how would I configure it?
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