Hi all, my 1st post here.
I'm trying to connect 2 PCs running win7 using a crosscable. They're both on the 64-bit version currently, but I'll be shifting to 32-bit soon. I've connected a cat-6 crosscable to the onboard NICs on both PCs. One has an asus M3A78-EM board, and the other is an Intel DG965.
I set the IPs as 10.10.1.101 and 10.10.1.102, and subnet as 255.0.0.0 . Win 7 treats them as "Unidentified Networks", and does not let me set the network location to "Home", which creates problems while trying to setup a homegroup. I was eventually able to start the homegroup after jumping thru some hoops, but I get the same problem every time I restart.
I read somewhere that I should mention a gateway for both NICs. I tried 10.10.1.1, but still get "Unidentified Network". Also, I have 2 internet connections, which I have connected to 2 pci lan cards on both PCs. Having multiple gateways on one PC is creating problems.
Then I tried changed setting in "Local Security Policy", and set Unidentified Networks to private. Now both PCs can see each other in the network. But I can only ping in one direction - from the intel to asus. Pinging from the asus gives - "Destination Host Unreachable".
Is there a easy to follow guide somewhere for connecting 2 Win7 PCs directly using a crosscable?