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  • VE Pro multi computer Ethernet connection

    Hi, Is there any way to get more info on how to properly connect multiple computers over ethernet with VE Pro. I'm by no means technically advanced and the instructions for this don't seem to be documented, other than showing a router hooked up to 2 computers in the manual. Is this so simple that it should just fall into place or is anyone else having a problem with this part of the set up? thanks, scooter

  • Hi, I'm in need of a little more info than the manual contains for setting up multiple computers using VE Pro. The diagram shows the main computer going into a router and then out of the router to 2 other computers. This is what I'm trying to do but I'm not very technically advanced and I'm having problems with the ethernet connection. I just can't get the other computers to come up as slaves. Is there a certain kind of ethernet router to use? And how exactly is the router wired between computers? thanks, scooterburger

  • the system requirements for VE PRO are listing a working gigabit connection. for multiple computers (= more than 2) this means usually they are connected through a gigabit switch and basic network functionalities like sharing works.

    if you need more info about networking i will move this thread to the general discussion section.

    christian


    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.
  • Hello scooterburger,

    setting up a network is not always easy, especially the first time (which is the reason why we added "WORKING Ethernet connection" to the system requirements of VE PRO).

    It depends on the OS´s included (you forgot to mention that) and the rest of the equipment, be it a switch or a router.

    The best idea is to get a network-specialist over to set up your network correctly, this will get you up and running quickly, and it´s also the fastest way to learn more.

    Best,

    Paul


    Paul Kopf Product Manager VSL
  • Hi, I'm in need of a little more info than the manual contains for setting up multiple computers using VE Pro. The diagram shows the main computer going into a router and then out of the router to 2 other computers. This is what I'm trying to do but I'm not very technically advanced and I'm having problems with the ethernet connection. I just can't get the other computers to come up as slaves. Is there a certain kind of ethernet router to use? And how exactly is the router wired between computers? thanks, scooterburger

  • Hey Paul, Thanks for the speedy reply. I noticed my post were disappearing from the forum and that's why I've got so many repeat posts. I'll try to figure out the ethernet situation. scooterburger

  • Hey Christian, Thanks for the reply. If you could move this to "general discussions" I would really appreciate it. I need as much help as I can get with this because I have 3 computers I would like to use as slaves. thanks, scooterburger

  • first you should get a clear picture about your planned network (maybe make a little drawing)

     

    to have computers networked you need to connect them all to a gigabit switch (don't get a too cheap one, ~8 ports for ~100 EUR would be a good category)

    all network interfaces need an IP address now which i recommend to be class C (= network mask 255.255.255.0) and should reside in the private range (say 192.168.10.x where 1 <= x <= 254, different IP for each machine) ... basically you're done now.

     

    i'd also recommend to have all computers in the same workgroup and identical logon user / password - makes sharing simpler.

    if you have computers with more than 1 network interface give a self-explaining name to the network (eg. audio)

     

    some computers might also be connected to the internet via a second network card - just make sure the IP address range does not collide with your audio network (say your router is 192.168.1.1 and the local IP for internet is 192.168.1.2)

     

    there are also various other options, but without knowing details describing these could easily become a book ...

    hth, christian


    and remember: only a CRAY can run an endless loop in just three seconds.
  • Hey Christian, That should help. I'll see if I can get it wired up. thanks, scooterburger