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April 30, 2002 1:43:51 PM

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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April 30, 2002 2:19:33 PM

crossover will work.

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April 30, 2002 6:10:19 PM

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

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April 30, 2002 9:28:03 PM

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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May 1, 2002 1:53:08 AM

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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May 1, 2002 1:00:58 PM

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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May 1, 2002 1:12:13 PM

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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May 1, 2002 5:02:00 PM

Can they both get to the internet?

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May 2, 2002 5:57:31 PM

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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May 2, 2002 6:13:22 PM

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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May 2, 2002 8:09:40 PM

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

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May 2, 2002 8:23:12 PM

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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May 8, 2002 11:42:27 AM

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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