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networking problem

By mkallen75 ·
2 pc with xp both hp brand with realtek nic's
straight utp cables to a linksys switch
ran network setup on both conn
assigned static ip to both...nope
all protocols, client, file&print, Qos both pcs
pc 1 can ping 2 but 2 can't ping 1
both in same workgroup
can't ping either by pc name
did get pc1 onto pc2 workgroup but says can't connect may not have permission, all users have permission
am i missing something simple
I'm stumped any thoughts would be appreciated, mike

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by thenewpl In reply to networking problem

Have you tried cross over cables for shits and giggles?

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by mkallen75 In reply to networking problem

yes i tried a crossover cable without the switch
but not with the switch.

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by JamHussla In reply to networking problem

Check if there is the firewall is enabled on both PCs, if so, disable firewalls and try connecting.

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by mkallen75 In reply to networking problem

I disabled xp firewall but forgot about the anti-virus software.....I knew i was overthinking it
thanx for everyones replies. mike

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by Dumphrey In reply to networking problem

With no DNS server, you wont be able to ping by name unless you manualy edit the host file. Make sure both are on the same sub-net, and double check spelling of workgroup name. Make sure both are the same service pack level. And, I have found it helps to create an actual shared folder on each to "trigger" the computers to do a master browser election. Give em a few minutes to connect, and then try to access then from My network Neighbborhood.

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