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How to make a computer a server


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There is a certain category of users who do not want to use additional devices to create a local network.

When you need to provide synchronous Internet access from several computers, you must configure one of them to perform the server functions.

You will need

  • Network adapter, network cable.



Select the computer that will receive the directAccess to the Internet. It is recommended to use for this purpose a stationary computer that has the highest performance among other devices.


Purchase an additional network adapter. It is better to use an internal network card connected to the motherboard via the PCI slot.


Connect the adapter to your computer and installIts drivers. Connect this equipment to another computer using a network cable. Connect the Internet connection cable to the first network card.


Create a new connection to the Internet. Configure its settings based on the requirements of your provider.


Open the Network and Sharing Center. Go to the properties of the second network card. Open the TCP / IP settings (v4). Activate the "Use the following IP address" option. Specify for this adapter a static (static) IP, whose value will be, for example,


Go to the second computer (laptop). Open the network adapter settings, as described in the previous step. Set the parameters for this network card, the values โ€‹โ€‹of which follow from the IP address of the first computer: - IP-address
- The main gateway is
- Preferred DNS server


The configuration of the second PC is now complete. Go to the first computer and open Internet connection properties. Find the "Access" tab and open it. Allow Internet sharing for all network devices that your computers have created. If necessary, configure the firewall and firewall settings.

How to make a computer a server Was last modified: May 23rd, 2017 By Zuovaexx
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