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Networking XP Home

By Patrick Horn ·
I have two computers running XP pro that I am trying to network. One is a Dell Dimension 2400 and a Dimension 4400. I have a Linksys BEFSX41 high speed router/firewall acting as my DNS server. The problem is the two computers can get to the internet, they are in the same IP range, but they cannot see each other. I cannot ping either of the computers IP's. I also tried running the windows network wizzard on both computers, but it didn't seem to work. I have disabled windows firewall on both computers. Both are running Norton Internet Security.

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by NormH3 In reply to Networking XP Home

I am not familiar with the BEFSX41 that you mention, however even though windows firewall is disabled the one included in NIS may not be. If so, you may need to add the IP adresses of your computers to the "TRUSTED" list on each computer under NIS. I have seen this very issue in small office environments that have the NIS firewall enabled.

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Thank you. This was the solution.

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by jbhardesty In reply to Networking XP Home

Have you tried to install the NWlink IPX/SPX NETBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol through the network connection. I have had to do that on some small home networks. Also make sure the workgroups are the same name.

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by TechKid In reply to Networking XP Home

Norton has a firewall so make sure that's disabled.

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by jm In reply to Networking XP Home

If you cannot ping, that either means that the subnet masks are wrong (not likely if you are using vendor-configured DHCP) or that Norton Internet Security firewall is turned on. Since you have a firewall on your router you do not need to run a software firewall. That said, it's not hard to configure NIS to allow local networking, but it may leave ping turned off.

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by Patrick Horn In reply to Networking XP Home

When I do an IPCONFIG, both machines are in the same IP range and have the subnet. I will work on Norton....

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by wlbowers In reply to Networking XP Home

You have to have both computers on the same workgroup.

You have to have user accounts setup on both computers.

But your major problem is that nortons is messing with you. If you don't get exceptions entered you will never get it going unless you disable Nortons.

Make sure the windows firewall is not on as well.

You don't need ipx, don't install it.

Lee

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