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|
|Computer name||Hendro-LAPTOP||Jono- LAPTOP|
Next follow the steps below,
- For computer A and computer B, open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center> Change adapter settings.
- Right-click on Local Area Connection> Properties.
- Select and double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
- Then configure the IP address and subnet mask for both computers. For example you can look at this picture.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do a PING to the IP destination, for example, orders for computer A,
For example, the command to 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.