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Direct Ethernet Connected PCs not working under Windows 10


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#1 bonster2

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:30 PM

Hi,

 

I have two computers working on Windows 7 that are directly connected to each other via an Ethernet cable utilising Windows Sharing and all works fine.

 

However, I have two other computers on Windows 10 that are also directly connected to each other vian an Ethernet cable and I cannot get them to see each other.

All the settings are the same as the Windows 7 devices but there may be something different in Windows 10 that makes what was a very simple process now more difficult.

 

Has anyone out there successfully got two windows 10 devices connected and found if there is some subtle setting that I am missing.

 

Thanks,

 

Peter



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 06:06 PM

I have found the problem here, for some strange reason the MAC address of the network adapter in each notebook had the same physical address. I thought all NICs were supposed to have a unique address ? Anyway, changed one of the addresses and all working now as expected.






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