have you enabled file sharing on the pc's? sounds like you are almost there, you can ping so the physical connection and the tcp is set right. on win 9x it sometimes takes AGES to show in nelly neighborhood, try going to start, search, computer, and enter it in the format \\computername
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Ok I've been informed of the problem. ZoneAlarm was causing grief. However now I have the issue of setting up my second machine to access the internet through my cable modem setup on my primary machine. Home Networking Wizard on ME doesn't seem to want to let me get it working. Any suggestions pls?
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Yes, I'm running ME on both machines, I've got it all hooked up using Winproxy now, and I can download files and access the internet fine, problem I am getting now is that whenever I try to log into any online game, I can only get them to connect on my main comp, the other seems to time out, like its not getting enough of the bandwith or something.
I've not used winproxy but thats probably the problem, most proxies will give this - they allow port 80, 8080 etc but anything more than this may struggle, you could look at microsofts proxy2, I believe this will work.
does the cable modem have a network port? if so it would probably be the easiest solution to use a router with NAT it would serve as a firewall and use full bandwidth on both PC's. Also you wouldnt need one machine to be on for the other to be online. if you can spring for under 100 bucks a router would be the best way to go.
That's what I've decided to do, I ordered a Netgear RT314 Cable router yesterday, should be arriving today. While I was at it I ordered a Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro, and an optical Intellimouse. Funny how you normally end up buying things you never intended to originally.