Computer on home network

By xtort81
Mar 2, 2012
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  1. Is there a way to hook up a computer to a home network without having that computer connected to the Internet. So the way my brother wants it setup is that his laptop has access to the internet (wirelessly). He wants to be able to share files between his laptop and desktop...but doesn't want his desktop to be connected to the internet. Is this possible?
  2. wrt54gs7

    wrt54gs7 TS Enthusiast

    Configure your desktop a static ip address and leave default gateway blank.
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    wrt54gs7 are you located in Korea? (UTC +8)
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Disable desktop IC (internet connection) so it just have LAN access only. The share out the folder or drive you want.
  5. wrt54gs7

    wrt54gs7 TS Enthusiast

    Off topic:
    Korea is at UTC+9. Why do you want to know?
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Just because of the way you posted your location. I thought it was kind of clever, that's all:)
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,715   +397

    You should be able to disable internet access on the router. I've seen it on several routers but for a Linksys try: or maybe (Access Restrictions tab on the router page) then you can add an IP to a list and put restrictions on it, including no internet access.

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