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Connect PC to PC

By sandokan991 ·
Hi,
I have two PC's

First one PC.A, has two NIC's, NIC.A1 is connecting to company LAN and to the internet, NIC.A2 is connecting with cross-cable to PC.B, which has NIC.B1.

Could you give me some instruction, how to connect right?

So far, I can ping from PC.B both NIC's in PC.A, but from PC.A I cann't ping PC.B.

Thanks for your help.

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why dont you just use a switch?

by 2BlueUK In reply to Connect PC to PC

can you explain why are you trying to connect two PC's directly?

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Also....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Connect PC to PC

... Telling us what OS is in use on each PC might help! We're not psychic!

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OS

by sandokan991 In reply to Also....

On PC.A is Win2000 sp4, on PC.B is XP sp3.

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No Server?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to OS

It is my understanding that you can not utilize the full capabilities of two NICs without having Server software. So, pinging PC.B would be impossible since the pinger would be going out over the company LAN.

You need a switch/router/hub, depending on how PC.A is getting to the LAN, to connect both PCs to. Then, remove the 2nd NIC in PC.A.

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