I have my main system that's been running XP Professional since November without even a hiccup. I have it hooked up to switch so I can use it as a file server for all the drivers and programs I keep on it for newer systems/system repairs.
In the past, I've had no trouble with networking W9x machines to it, but yesterday I tried another XP Pro machine, and I couldn't get it to network. I set an IP addy on the file server (machine 1) for 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0. I then set the second machine to and addy 192.168.0.2/255.255.255.0. I cannot spot the other machine on the network. Also, as a side note, the second machine has an ethernet NIC and a USB PC to PC connection (yes, those dreaded MSI boards :tongue: ). I tried disabling that, bridging the network, etc, to no avail.
ok, sounds rather like a cable/card problem, assuming all is setup right, are you using the usb thingy or the ehernet connection- should be a crossover cable if going from ethernet to ethernet without a hub, I dont have a clue about usb network connections- my strong opinoin is that usb is for gamnepads and cameras- NOT networks.
If they squeeze olives to get olive oil, how do they get baby oil?
Abit KT266A board with AXP 1800+, XP Pro, 3Com 3C905B NIC, blue regular CAT5 cable, IP 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0 Firewall off
MSI KT133A board with T-Bird 1200@1400, XP Pro, 3Com 3C905 NIC, blue regular CAT5 cable. IP of NIC 192.168.0.2/255.255.255.0 IP of USB PC-2-PC 192.168.0.3/255.255.255.0 (USB LAN disabled in device manager)
hmm..., K? from next gen or ds9? is it a clue? ny is it another? ...
oh, yep, understood.
student vacancies may involve boredom which may involve kiddies gibberish or senselessness.
how annoying it is!
<i>*mdr* if <b>you know</b> <font color=white>you don't know<font color=black>, the way could be more easy ... *mdr*<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Labdog on 05/30/02 05:41 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
Never before has a name been so fitting for a manufacturer!!
I swear, they go out of their way to make sure their systems are hard to mod. For instance, my laptop has a LT winmodem built in. But, you can't run NT/W2K on it and use the appropriate LT driver because the modem gets it resources from the bios (or some sh*t like that) and it won't work. Plus, it's a 266 MMX chip (not PII) but on SisSandra, it's slower than a 166 on a TX board (Laptop uses the OptiFire chipset; are they still around?)
Even their iPaq's suck, they're having trouble with the 3835's now. Geesh