How to connect multiple computers?
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Quite often in the office, and sometimes at home, you need to organize a local network between multiple computers. Using the local network, you can get quick access to all files of any computer included in the local network. In addition, it is also a convenient organization of access to the global network.
In this article we will talk about how to connect multiple computers to a local network.
Where to put the router?
The location of the router is the first question that needs to be solved when organizing a network. Computers with the help of a router are organized in a local network according to the "star" scheme: in the center - a router, in the "petals" of the star - computers. Each computer must be connected to the router. Cables are usually limited in length, so that each computer should be at about the same degree of distance from the router.
So, you have found a place for the router and connected it to each computer through special cables, now you need to configure the network.
- Go to the "Network and Sharing Center", click on the link "Local Area Connection", then "Properties" / "Internet Protocol version 4".
- We specify the settings: IP address - 192 168 0 1, mask - 255 255 255 0.
- Repeat the procedure for other computers, changing the last digit of the IP address. For example, the first computer is 192 168 0 1, the second is 192 168 0 2, the third is 192 168 0 3, and so on.
All! Now you can access any network computers through any Windows Explorer.