Long time no see hehe.

anyways, How do i connect my arch to win8 directly via lan cable for lan gaming?
I’ve done it on win7 <–> win8 but I have no idea about doing it linux <–> win8

Samba is for file transfer only I guess.

Also, I never tried to understand the working behind the LAN networking and why do we have to select IPs close to each other…
Thats why articles over the internet telling the ways of crossplatform networking scare me…

Isn’t there a easy way like "right click on nm-applet -> Edit connections -> Blah blah -> type ip here -> OK.
Type similar IP in networks n connections in windows -> Blah blah -> OK " ?