Broadband Help Needed

Hey everyone i need your help... again. I've got two computers that i want to hook up to the same internet connection... Ive been told that im going to have to link the two together, I got two NIC cards in the machine that will have the connection and one in the other.
Can i just link the two computers together with a crossover cable? or am i going to need to spend yet more money on my comp???

Please Help :(

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  1. crossover will work.

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  2. Yup crossover to the other then right click on network places then properties. Then run the Network Setup Wizard.

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  3. Cheers guys. . . . Problem 2, Now i've got the two computers hooked up to each other, I've run the WinXP Network wizard on both of thwm but i can't get them to share files... or anything for that matter, but they both seem to be "connected" to the network.
    Are there any settings or anything i need to change?
    one computers running XP home and the other one XP Pro

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  4. 1) can they ping each other? (always start out with that)

    2) If so, you must enable sharing on each "share" you wish to create. So for instance, take a folder on the C drive and right click on it. Choose "Sharing and security" then check of "share this folder on the network", give it a name and then see if you can see it from the other box. If not, report back whatever error you get.

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  5. How do I tell if there pinging each other??? One of the computers can reconise the other, but the other one doesn't. :(

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  6. from each one, get the IP address by typing "ipconfig" at a DOS prompt. Then type "ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the other PC. Post the results here.

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  7. Can they both get to the internet?

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  8. Right here goes... Computer 1;

    C:\>ping 192.168.0.1

    Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

    Computer 2;

    C:\>ping 192.168.0.108

    Pinging 192.168.0.108 with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.108:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    Theres obviously something wrong... I don't understand!!!

    One of the computers has a dialup 56ker... Cable modem coming soon :)

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  9. 192.168.0.108 = PC1
    192.168.0.1 = PC2

    Is PC2 running ICS?

    I'm assuming it has the modem, plus a NIC?

    I'm not too familiar with ICS but perhaps the default gateway is wrong on PC2? i.e. the ping is trying to go to the modem/Internet? Just a thought.

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  10. check the subnet mask and the default gateway, report back here.

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  11. You sure it's a crossover cable, and not a one way?

    Do you have a firewall enabled in the "unseen" computer?

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  12. Sorry that i aint replyed guys, i decided to go Amsterdam for a long weekend :)
    Anywayz turned out it was that poxy [-peep-] firewall!!! Man I feel like a newbie. After all that messing around as well (Doh).

    Cheers for the help, much appreciated.


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