Question Ethernet no internet required

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I want a local group to share files but I do not want any internet access, for WinXP and other older PCs, not to clash with internet via router. How to do this please?
Maybe I need a second network card?
 

cdrkf

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I want a local group to share files but I do not want any internet access, for WinXP and other older PCs, not to clash with internet via router. How to do this please?
Maybe I need a second network card?
I'm not sure what you mean 'not to clash with internet'? Do you want one machine to have internet access but not the others in the network?
 
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I have a main machine win7/64 (connected to router and internet) and an XP machine which I want to communicate with my Win7 machine but not to have internet access. If I attach XP via router ethernet I get comms and also internet, seems dangerous even if I do not use the XP browser. I now use USB and carry to garage/workshop.
 

DeauteratedDog

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Easy. On the XP box, turn off DHCP, give it a static IP address on your subnet but outside your DHCP range, and DO NOT give it a default gateway. It will then have LAN access, but nothing beyond the router.
 
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Thank you so much, will implement this weekend
Is there a distance limit to ethernet cables, just in case you know that as well, Thanks in advance,
 

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