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Network trouble between (2) XP Pro PCs

By jviso ·
I have (2) PCs running Win XP Pro. They are linked by a crossover cable. I do not have them connected to the internet. I can see that there connectivity between the two PCs, but I can not see the PCs in the workgroup. I have assigned ip addresses 192.168.1.100 and 101, TCP/IP and File Sharing is checked, NetBIOS over TCP/IP is checked, NetWork adapters seem to fine in the Device Manager (no exclamation signs), I have run the Networking wizard, Computer Names are different, WorkGroup is the same...I don't see why they don't see each other. Could it be a TCP/IP socket error or corruption? I checked the cables with a scanner and they are fine! Well, the connection icon suggests that they are talking to each other...but the two computers don't see each other! Could anyone give me a few suggestions??? I would really appreciate it!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!!!

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by josh In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

When you assign static IP's, you MUST add the subnet mask, and they must be the same on both machines
PC 1 TCP/IP
192.168.1.100
255.255.255.0

PC 2 TCP/IP
192.168.1.101
255.255.255.0

Next see if you can ping your computers by name.
Go to Start>run>cmd press enter
then type 'ping computername' (without ')(computername being what you named each computer) from each computer and post back your results. If it says could not find host, try adding a DNS to each TCP/IP of 192.168.1.100 (should not be necessary). You can try running winsockfix (fixes socket errors) from http://www.eternalisp.com/patches/WinsockFix.exe
It will rebuild your TCP/IP, just remember that you will have to set your IP's back in after you run that.
Good Luck & Post back with results.

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by jim In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

Have you made an exception for File and Printer Sharing in your Windows Firewall settings under Control Panel on both computers?

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by jim In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

Have you made an exception for File and Printer Sharing in your Windows Firewall settings under Control Panel on both computers?

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by chanmkr In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

Have y shared some folder on pc

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by chanmkr In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

Have y shared some folder on pc

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by chanmkr In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

Have y shared some folder on pc

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by dmiles In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

On your XP machine you need to go into the Local Area Connection Properties, then to the Advanced tab and make sure the Internet Connection Firewall is NOT checked. I had that same problem with a Win98 machine not seeing or accessing a WinXP machine.
Good luck!

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by wlbowers In reply to Network trouble between ( ...

Turn off the firewall untill you get this going. Then turn one on and add the exception.

Go into my computer and right click on the c drive. Create a new share. Assign permissions.

If you are not signed on as the admin on both machines you will have to have accounts on both machines. You will have to log on the first time at least.

Try this and let us know.

Lee

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