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By karansoin ·
I have two computers running windows XP SP2.
One connects to internet through a modem.
The computers are connected through lan adapters.
The patch cable is cross connected.
After the network setup wizard is run. the IP naddress of 192.168.0.1 is assigned by the wizard for the computer which connects to the net. This connection has the windows internet sharing enabled.
For the other computer the IP address cannot be automatically assigned. It generates an error saying that IP address could not be renewed.

How can I configure both these computers so that they network.

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by karansoin In reply to Computer neyworking

Point value changed by question poster.

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by ccthompson In reply to Computer neyworking

What about placing a Static IP address in there for PC#2?

Right click on the connection, go to properties, then click TCP/IP, properties again.

In there, you can place an IP address on the same subnet. 192.168.0.2 or somthing like that.

Hope this helps!

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by karansoin In reply to

Thanks The advise helped. Finally i had to get the pcs to have same system of FAT 32

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by ccthompson In reply to Computer neyworking

What about placing a Static IP address in there for PC#2?

Right click on the connection, go to properties, then click TCP/IP, properties again.

In there, you can place an IP address on the same subnet. 192.168.0.2 or somthing like that.

Hope this helps!

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by karansoin In reply to

Thanks The advise helped. Finally i had to get the pcs to have same system of FAT 32

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by XT John In reply to Computer neyworking

Most home networks rely on a small switch/router that automatically assigns an IP address using DHCP. These are down to about $20 after rebates. In this case, the wizard set it up for you on the 1st PC, but will not for the second. As mentioned in the previous answer, you could set computer #2 to have a static address. Increment last octet by 1, 192.168.0.2 subnet mask 255.255.255.0 Also, are both machines using a workgroup of the same name? right click my computer, click on properties, computer name, change on both machines to see they have the same workgroup name. Windows usually defaults to WORKGROUP.

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by karansoin In reply to

Thanks The advise helped. Finally i had to get the pcs to have same system of FAT 32

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by george.jenkins In reply to Computer neyworking

Have you tried giving the second computer a static IP of 192.168.0.2(or above) and the gateway and DNS of 192.168.0.1? This may not be the best solution but it should work. Also, in the Win98 days, there used to be a diskette that would be created for computers that were to use the main computer. it would insert the DNS settings so the subsequent computers. I don't remember if ICS still uses this for XP. Also, be aware of the Firewall built into XP SP2. it could cause problems too.

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by karansoin In reply to

Thanks The advise helped. Finally i had to get the pcs to have same system of FAT 32

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Computer neyworking

You can only use a Crossover Cable if you are not using a Gigabyte LAN as they don't allow you to share information between computers. If you have even one Gigabyte LAN connection you'll have to get a cheap hub and 2 CAT cables to make the connection.

The way that I do things is to run the Network Setup Wizard and allow File & Printer Sharing on the computer connected to the Internet and then do the same thing on the remote computer and all you need to do is make sure that the Work Groups are the same.

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