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Anonymous
December 28, 2004 2:05:48 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

I have two machines that I would like to network using a crossover cable but
am having problems.

Basically, I can't get the 2 Machines to see each other.

I have run Network Setup wizards to no avail. I have scoured the net for a
way to solve my problems and tried numerous suggestions, still no luck.

Many places on the Net state that setting up a simple network between two
Windows machines using a crossover cable is easy!!! I have considered buying
a Hub but for all I know (not a lot but learning fast) I may well be no
better off. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

Here are the details:



Machine 1

OS: XP Home



NIC:

VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adaptor (built into the Motherboard).

Selecting properties of the NIC in Device Manager, the settings are as
follows:

Advanced Tab:

Adaptive Interrupt: Enabled

Connection Type: Auto-Negotiation

Flow Control: Hardware Default (Auto)

Network Address: Not Present

Receive Buffers: 64

Transmit Buffers: 64



When viewed through Network Connections it shows:

Name: Local Area Connection

Type: LAN or High-Speed Internet

Status: Connected

Device Name: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adaptor



If I right-click on this it shows the following Local Area Connection
Properties:

General Tab: Client for Microsoft Networks (ticked)



File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
(ticked)



Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) (ticked)

Properties for this are:

Use the following IP Address: (Selected)

IP Address: 192.168.0.1

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway: Blank



Use the following DNS server address: (Selected)

Preferred DNS Server: Blank

Alternate DNS Server: Blank



Authentication Tab: Enable IEEE 802.1x. (ticked)

EAP Type: Smart Card or other
certificate

Authenticate as computer when computer
information is available (ticked)

Authenticate as guest when user or
computer is unavailable (ticked)



Full Computer Name: MACHINE1

Workgroup: MACHINES



IPCONFIG Results:

Windows IP Configuration:

Host Name: Machine1

Primary DNS Suffix: Blank

Node Type: Unknown

IP Routing Enabled: No

WINS Proxy Enabled: No



Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection:

Description: VIA Rhine II Fast
Ethernet Adaptor

DHCP Enabled: No

IP Address: 192.168.0.1

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway: Blank





Various drives/folders are set as Shared

Firewall is off.



This machine also has a ADSL Broadband Internet connection via a USB Modem

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Machine 2

OS: WinME



NIC:

SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1211TX)



When I select Network within Control Panel the following is displayed:

Configuration Tab: Client for Microsoft Networks.

Properties for this are: Logon and
restore Network connections (selected)



Microsoft Family Logon



SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1211TX)

Properties for this are:

Driver Type Tab. Click the type of the
network driver to use:

All greyed out - nothing selected

Bindings Tab: TCP/IP (ticked)

Advanced Tab: Link Speed/Duplex Mode: Auto Mode

Network Address: Not present



TCP/IP

Properties for this are:

IP Address Tab: Specify an IP Address (selected)

IP Address: 192.168.0.2

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

WINS Config Tab: Disable WINS Resolution

Gateway Tab: All Blank

DNS Config Tab: Disable DNS

NetBIOS Tab: All greyed out but 'I want to enable NetBIOS over
TCP/IP protocol' is selected

Advanced Tab: Allow binding to ATM. Yes is selected

Bindings Tab: Client for Microsoft Networks (ticked)

File and Printer sharing for MS Networks
(ticked)

MS Family Logon (ticked)



File and Printer sharing for MS Networks

Properties for this are:

Browse Master: Automatic

LM Announce: No



Full Computer Name: MACHINE2

Workgroup: MACHINES



Various drives/folders are set as Shared

Firewall is off.



IPCONFIG Results:

Windows IP Configuration:

Host Name: Machine1

DNS Servers: Blank

Node Type: Broadcast

NetBIOS Scope ID: Blank

IP Routing Enabled: No

WINS Proxy Enabled: No

NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS: No



0 Ethernet Adaptor:

Description: NDIS 5.0 driver

DHCP Enabled: No

IP Address: 192.168.0.2

Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway: Blank

Primary WINS Server: Blank

Secondary WINS Server: Blank

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Anonymous
February 6, 2005 12:14:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Not only do you have to connect the crossover cable to the two machines, but
also the following, The magic network faries have been on strike for what
seems like forever :) :

1. Set IP address on first machine to something like 192.168.0.1 and the
second machine to 192.168.0.2. And change your subnet to 255.255.255.0
2. Set your computer names differently. i.e. winxp machine and winme
machine.
3. Set your computers to the same workgroup. default in XP is MSHOME.
4. turn on printer and file sharing on both PCs
5. disable your firewalls, this will allow you to make a connection without
any ports blocked. If your network is ok after all this the re-enable your
firewalls to see if everything still works, if not then you will have to
manually configure your firewall software.
6. right click on your drives/folders/files you want to share and enable
sharing...

Robert...
That should allow you to connect
"Ben Hardy" <bh@hb1.com> wrote in message
news:cqq4he$c6r$2@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk...
>I have two machines that I would like to network using a crossover cable
>but am having problems.
>
> Basically, I can't get the 2 Machines to see each other.
>
> I have run Network Setup wizards to no avail. I have scoured the net for a
> way to solve my problems and tried numerous suggestions, still no luck.
>
> Many places on the Net state that setting up a simple network between two
> Windows machines using a crossover cable is easy!!! I have considered
> buying a Hub but for all I know (not a lot but learning fast) I may well
> be no better off. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
>
> Here are the details:
>
>
>
> Machine 1
>
> OS: XP Home
>
>
>
> NIC:
>
> VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adaptor (built into the Motherboard).
>
> Selecting properties of the NIC in Device Manager, the settings are as
> follows:
>
> Advanced Tab:
>
> Adaptive Interrupt: Enabled
>
> Connection Type: Auto-Negotiation
>
> Flow Control: Hardware Default (Auto)
>
> Network Address: Not Present
>
> Receive Buffers: 64
>
> Transmit Buffers: 64
>
>
>
> When viewed through Network Connections it shows:
>
> Name: Local Area Connection
>
> Type: LAN or High-Speed Internet
>
> Status: Connected
>
> Device Name: VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adaptor
>
>
>
> If I right-click on this it shows the following Local Area Connection
> Properties:
>
> General Tab: Client for Microsoft Networks (ticked)
>
>
>
> File & Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
> (ticked)
>
>
>
> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) (ticked)
>
> Properties for this are:
>
> Use the following IP Address: (Selected)
>
> IP Address: 192.168.0.1
>
> Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
>
> Default Gateway: Blank
>
>
>
> Use the following DNS server address: (Selected)
>
> Preferred DNS Server: Blank
>
> Alternate DNS Server: Blank
>
>
>
> Authentication Tab: Enable IEEE 802.1x. (ticked)
>
> EAP Type: Smart Card or other
> certificate
>
> Authenticate as computer when computer
> information is available (ticked)
>
> Authenticate as guest when user or
> computer is unavailable (ticked)
>
>
>
> Full Computer Name: MACHINE1
>
> Workgroup: MACHINES
>
>
>
> IPCONFIG Results:
>
> Windows IP Configuration:
>
> Host Name: Machine1
>
> Primary DNS Suffix: Blank
>
> Node Type: Unknown
>
> IP Routing Enabled: No
>
> WINS Proxy Enabled: No
>
>
>
> Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection:
>
> Description: VIA Rhine II Fast
> Ethernet Adaptor
>
> DHCP Enabled: No
>
> IP Address: 192.168.0.1
>
> Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
>
> Default Gateway: Blank
>
>
>
>
>
> Various drives/folders are set as Shared
>
> Firewall is off.
>
>
>
> This machine also has a ADSL Broadband Internet connection via a USB Modem
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>
>
> Machine 2
>
> OS: WinME
>
>
>
> NIC:
>
> SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1211TX)
>
>
>
> When I select Network within Control Panel the following is displayed:
>
> Configuration Tab: Client for Microsoft Networks.
>
> Properties for this are: Logon and
> restore Network connections (selected)
>
>
>
> Microsoft Family Logon
>
>
>
> SMC EZ Card 10/100 (SMC1211TX)
>
> Properties for this are:
>
> Driver Type Tab. Click the type of the
> network driver to use:
>
> All greyed out - nothing selected
>
> Bindings Tab: TCP/IP (ticked)
>
> Advanced Tab: Link Speed/Duplex Mode: Auto Mode
>
> Network Address: Not present
>
>
>
> TCP/IP
>
> Properties for this are:
>
> IP Address Tab: Specify an IP Address (selected)
>
> IP Address: 192.168.0.2
>
> Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
>
> WINS Config Tab: Disable WINS Resolution
>
> Gateway Tab: All Blank
>
> DNS Config Tab: Disable DNS
>
> NetBIOS Tab: All greyed out but 'I want to enable NetBIOS over
> TCP/IP protocol' is selected
>
> Advanced Tab: Allow binding to ATM. Yes is selected
>
> Bindings Tab: Client for Microsoft Networks (ticked)
>
> File and Printer sharing for MS
> Networks (ticked)
>
> MS Family Logon (ticked)
>
>
>
> File and Printer sharing for MS Networks
>
> Properties for this are:
>
> Browse Master: Automatic
>
> LM Announce: No
>
>
>
> Full Computer Name: MACHINE2
>
> Workgroup: MACHINES
>
>
>
> Various drives/folders are set as Shared
>
> Firewall is off.
>
>
>
> IPCONFIG Results:
>
> Windows IP Configuration:
>
> Host Name: Machine1
>
> DNS Servers: Blank
>
> Node Type: Broadcast
>
> NetBIOS Scope ID: Blank
>
> IP Routing Enabled: No
>
> WINS Proxy Enabled: No
>
> NetBIOS Resolution Uses DNS: No
>
>
>
> 0 Ethernet Adaptor:
>
> Description: NDIS 5.0 driver
>
> DHCP Enabled: No
>
> IP Address: 192.168.0.2
>
> Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
>
> Default Gateway: Blank
>
> Primary WINS Server: Blank
>
> Secondary WINS Server: Blank
>
!