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Networking two computers- help please!
« on: January 18, 2007, 03:58:00 PM »
I'm trying to connect a newly acquired computer  to my old computer via a crossover network cable to transfer some large folders of pictures, music, web pages plus other documents- the CD on the old computer is not working, so burning them to CD is not an option.

Following some advice I found on the web, I put in the following IP addresses in the properties of each LAN connection:

1st comp: 192.168.1.1
2nd computer: 192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 for both computers.

Both LAN connections now show connected, but I can't see the other computer from either computer.

I've tried running the network wizard several times, and have tried disabling the firewall on both computers. (Internet connection off, of course.)

Anybody got any idea what I'm doing wrong?  ???

Any help greatly appreciated!

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« Last Edit: January 18, 2007, 04:02:54 PM by FreewheelinFrank »
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2007, 05:28:39 PM »
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2007, 06:01:10 PM »
Have you shared any folders on either computer?




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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 06:16:22 PM »
I've enabled sharing on 'My Documents' on both computers.

I've tried pinging and that seems to work with data sent and returned.

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007, 06:47:44 PM »
Right click on "My Network Places"

Select "search for computers...."

Assuming you're using pc 1 (192.168.1.1) in the computer name box type

192.168.1.2

and click on search.

See if it comes up.



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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007, 06:57:14 PM »
No luck. The computer wasn't found.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2007, 07:09:44 PM »
I was trying to help a friend with the same problem...
I'm curious about any solution.
Windows XP SP2 Home + avast + Windows firewall off
He can ping  :'(
He's using a hub with 3 computers, IP and subnet mask are ok.
The name of the Computer Group is the same  ::)
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2007, 07:12:29 PM »
Are the default gateway and DNS server ip address fields empty?

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2007, 07:15:12 PM »
Yes, both empty.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2007, 07:17:03 PM »
Are the default gateway and DNS server ip address fields empty?
In my (his) case too  8)
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2007, 08:08:41 PM »
can you open My Computer and type in

Code: [Select]
\\192.168.1.1
from the 192.168.1.2 computer. This should take you straight to the shared folders on the other computer, if it doesn't, then there may be a problem elsewhere

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2007, 01:40:40 AM »
1. The following services need to be set to automatic and reboot:

Network Connections
Workgroup
Server
Computer Browser
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

2. Both computers need to have the exact same workgroup name.

3. Both computers need to have a unique computer name.

4. Both computers need to use a non-routable IP:

10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255
172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255
192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255

5. Your network connection needs to have the following present:

Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

6. You need to share something on both machines to see something other than the computer name.

7. You need to create the same exact user account and password on both machines. (This needs to be done on any XP Pro computer with Simple File Sharing Disabled).

Simple File Sharing is always enabled on Windows XP Home and cannot be turned off, on XP it is on by default when connected to a workgroup. This activates the guest account and allows anyone who connects to your LAN access to you shares. With it turned off only those with the correct user name and password can access your shares. This is much more secure.

The Windows XP SP2 filewall automatically enables an exception for file and print sharing. It is highly recommended to leave this exception instead of turning off the firewall completely.


The networking wizards are useless.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2007, 01:56:32 AM »
7. You need to create the same exact user account on both machines in XP.
This shouldn't be this way... There is no meaning, in my opinion, that you need to do it...
The two computers has independent policies... the same name shouldn't never be a must-have option...

I'll check all other points with my friend tomorrow. Thanks.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2007, 02:07:25 AM »
I thought you were the guys who were unable to get this to work? I have been networking XP since it came out.