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Windows 7 Peer to Peer Network Setup

December 13, 2012 By: Jono Category: Windows 7

peer to peer Windows 7

Windows 7 peer to peer network setup can be done by connecting at least 2 computers / laptops use the same cluster. Peer to peer connection can be used to share data and share an Internet connection.

Definition Peer to Peer network (P2P network) is a network of computers that can establish a connection with other computers, between computers can be a server or client, so there is no difference between the client and the server.

Previously have discussed about how to create Wi-Fi hotspot  on Windows 7 to share your internet usage, for further discussion topics are concerned, that is:

Windows 7 peer to peer network setup

Peer-to-peer networks can be made ​​to different computer OS, e.g. between windows 7 and windows XP can do peer to peer networks. But here I’ll just give an example of peer to peer network for 2 computers that use Windows 7.

Before configuring the two computers, there are several things that must be prepared.

  • If you are using a PC, connect the two computers using UTP cables that are configured to cross arrangement into the port LAN card on computer A and computer B.
  • If you use a laptop, you can use WIFI as a liaison.
Configuration Computer A Computer B
IP address
Subnet mask
Computer name Hendro-LAPTOP Jono- LAPTOP

Next follow the steps below,

  1. For computer A and computer B, open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center> Change adapter settings.
  2. Right-click on Local Area Connection> Properties.
    windows 7 peer to peer network setup
  3. Select and double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
    internet protokol setup
  4. Then configure the IP address and subnet mask for both computers. For example you can look at this picture.
    change ip address into one cluster
  5. Then Turn off Windows Firewall, so connections can be monitored using cmd.
    You do this by opening, Control Panel > System and security > Windows Firewall > Turn Windows Firewall ON or OFF.
    turn off windows firewall
  6. In order both computers can connect to each other, the workgroup of both computers must be the same.
    Change it’s by, Start > Computer > Properties > Advanced system settings. Then select the Computer Name tab > Change. Use the same name between computer A and computer B.
    change computer workgroup
  7. To know both computers are connected, you can check this by pinging through cmd (command prompt). By opening star t> select run > type cmd > enter.
    ping ip address use cmd
  8. Do a PING to the IP destination, for example, orders for computer A,
    ping ip address computer A For example, the command to computer B,
    ping ip address computer B If when doing ping (IP destination) gets a “Reply From ……….”. So the connection is declared successful. But when pinging get a reply “Request Time Out”, then the connection is declared failed (try restarting both the computer first), and do PING back.

Apparently the discussion on how Windows 7 peer to peer network setup very long. For how to transfer data using peer to peer networks will be discussed in the next post.

2 Comments to “Windows 7 Peer to Peer Network Setup”

  1. Ah yes, nicely put, eevryone.

  2. All of my questions settled-tahnks!


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