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Initializing network provider? Need help please...

Last response: in Networking
April 29, 2006 10:59:14 PM

Ive bought this D-link adapter Cable to play Starcraft On IPX but i cant figure out whats wrongs, on one computer (PIII) has no problem creating a game, and has a network card. On the other computer (PI) it says Cannot initialize network provider, (also having a network card) when i try to create a game... I've read trouble shooting but cant seem to figure it out. Its just a simple cable the plugs into one computer and into the other, no router or anything. Is there Anyone out that can help me?
April 30, 2006 7:11:30 PM

Are you trying to connect 2 computer together with a crossover cable?
If so you need to do a static IP and Sub net.
April 30, 2006 7:32:32 PM

I believe it is. If it is can i do this without internet? niether of them have internet.

Im very frustrated right now, i know computers but ive never dealt with network stuff like this. i have no clue where to start
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May 1, 2006 6:43:41 PM

Internet is not need for tying 2 computer together. A crossover cable is required if you don't have a router/hub/switch. I do it on a regular basis. In the network connection CP, select your NIC card, rt click properties. Then scroll down to TCP/IP select then properties. Then select "Use the following IP". Enter IP like "", Each computer must have a different IP (last number set) You do not need anything in the DNS section.

Once both pc have been set, try to ping each computer.

You can turn on/install file and printer sharing form the Port Connection Properties. Make sure both PC are in the same group.
May 2, 2006 12:14:21 AM

Thanks blue, thats a good start ill try it it,
And how do u ping ur computer?
May 2, 2006 3:03:10 AM

Open a command prompt and enter "ping <IPaddress>

It will tell you the time of response or not