View Full Version : sharing with a linksys switch

10-31-04, 03:48 PM
Hi, My 2 computers connect to the internet fine but i cant share files between them with my linksys workgroup switch its model ezx555w. Can someone help a newbie out :confused:

11-01-04, 10:39 AM
If you computers are settling on a Switch connected directly to the Internet they get one or two External IP and Local Network might be very Hard to Impossible to set.

Link to: Basic Options for Internet Connection Sharing. (http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=105)

Link to: Hubs, routers, switches, DSL, LANs, WANs...? (http://www.anandtech.com/guides/viewfaq.html?i=48)

The pages above were written by me a while ago. Ignore the prices and the Hardware recommendations, stick to the principles.

Log to this page it has a lot of links to instructions to Windows Network Settings, and Sharing.

Link to: Windows Network - Installing & Sharing. (http://www.ezlan.net/Installing.html)

Link to: Diagram of Broadband Connection with Cable/DSL Router. (http://www.ezlan.net/~network/router.jpg)


11-01-04, 10:54 AM
I did have to get another ip from my isp.

11-08-04, 06:09 PM
The links above should guide you through the process. If not list your operating system on your systems and we can help. One note. If you are paying for an extra IP address you can replace the switch with a router and save the monthly charge to the ISP. Routers are going for well under $50 retail and not much more than $20 on ebay.