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Network problems

By jbailey84 ·
Hello all!
Im having some problems with setting up a home network. I have 2 computers joined by a cross over cable. Both are setup exactly the same, running XP Pro but they are unable to see each other. I am very confused as if I connect either computer to my laptop, the computers network fine so they are both obviously setup correctly. Does anyone have any ideas to what it could be?
Thanks, James

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by LMon In reply to Network problems

Check for any firewalls. Also make sure the guest account is on. You might wanna try giving them static ips give one and the other and no gateway. Also share the c drive if you have it shared unshare it and reshare it. The go to right click my computer select properties then mange,then services and applications, then services look for computer browser stop and restart it that way it refreshes. You should be fine after that.

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by haileyan In reply to Network problems

Make sure the Workgroup name on both computers is the same.

Make sure you have user accounts for for everyone setup on both computers with the same user names, passwords and group memberships.

There are settings in Local Policies that can interfere with sharing. You can see your local policies by going to Administrative Tools in the programs menu or the Control Panel.

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by Power Natto In reply to Network problems

In addition to the above (especially setting shares and workgroup naming), also check your network protocols. For file sharing you might find NetBEUI helpful.

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