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Offline Lisandro

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2007, 02:10:43 AM »
I thought you were the guys who were unable to get this to work? I have been networking XP since it came out.
I generally give good answers in order the user be happy and the things start to work.
I don't like sarcasm.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2007, 02:13:14 AM »
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7. You need to create the same exact user account on both machines in XP.
Gee my two computers must be exceptions...
They don't have the same user accounts and work quite well.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2007, 02:16:12 AM »
I generally give good answers in order the user be happy and the things start to work. I don't like sarcasm.
I don't like people who don't know what they are doing but question those who do.

Gee my two computers must be exceptions...
They don't have the same user accounts and work quite well.
You probably have simple file sharing enabled (security risk) or XP Home.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2007, 02:18:19 AM by Mastertech »

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2007, 02:22:03 AM »
I don't like people who don't know what they are doing but question those who do.
Who are you? For sure the one who don't know what you're doing...
I'm not that stupid that think I know everything  :P

Gee my two computers must be exceptions...
You probably have simple file sharing enabled (security risk) or XP Home.
I've posted my friend has XP Home before  ::)
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2007, 02:23:23 AM »
I'm not the one who can't get two computers networked with XP.

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2007, 02:25:16 AM »
I'm not the one who can't get two computers networked with XP.
I've forgotten you're the troll of every thread  8)

P.S. I'm going to bed. I don't want to discuss with a troll.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2007, 02:28:27 AM »
Please stop learning how things work and keep arguing about things you do not understand. Yes I am such a troll for providing the solution to someone's problem. ::)
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2007, 02:49:58 AM »
I updated the instructions to be more clear.

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2007, 07:43:57 AM »
for a minute there I thought andrew was actually (finally) trying to help someone. What the ? :-X

If I were in your situation Frank i would get my hands on a USB drive .

Unless you prefer to have a permanent network then it might be worth the trouble .
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2007, 09:30:16 AM »
My only comment is now just: PLONK!

Mastertech's Tour de Troll is now over.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007, 10:44:30 AM »
Cloussau:

I've just persuaded my wife to buy the new computer. A USB drive would have been pushing it!

The £5 cable wasn't a problem.

*The old computer is USB1 too: transferring the files would take about 3+ hours.

Mastertech:

Thanks for the advice: I'll look into it. But there was no need for the comments. I spent last evening with my mate from school who has a degree in electronic engineering, worked for IBM for years in networking, spent the last few years doing computer course after computer course and now works in IT support for the local university- and he couldn't get it to work!
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2007, 02:11:38 PM »
I still seem to be stuck here, so if anybody has any further advice...

Both computers have a LAN connection in the notification area and can ping each other.

The new computer can see itself on the network but not the old computer.

The old computer curiously can't even see itself- nothing in My Network Places or Explorer>Tools>Map Network drive.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2007, 02:17:56 PM »
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.
Just my $00000.02, but I agree with Mastertech on this for XP Pro.

... I thought andrew was ... trying to help someone. 
Me too.
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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2007, 02:47:22 PM »
... I thought andrew was ... trying to help someone. 
Me too.

In all fairness, that's not what Cloussau said. This is what he said:

for a minute there I thought andrew was actually (finally) trying to help someone. What the ? :-X

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Re: Networking two computers- help please!
« Reply #29 on: January 19, 2007, 04:13:40 PM »
My apologies if I changed his meaning.  I thought I paraphrased correctly  :)
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