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By harbudt ·
I am having a problem setting up a small home network of two PC's for a friend. The first computer is connect to ADSL via a USB modem and this computer connects to the other computer via a crossover cable.

When the xover cable is plugged into both computers the light comes on the NIC and windows XP says it is connected in Network Connections. I have run network setup wizard on both computers, but am still getting no connection between them. (ie they can't ping each other).

Also they have both been assigned a 169.254.x.x IP address and won't renew with ipconfig /renew.

Both computers are running Windows XP (One Home and one Pro)

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by adembo In reply to No connectivity

Have you enabled Internet Connection Sharing? You need to either be assigned an IP address (which ICS will do for you) or if you do not want to share the internet connection, you will need to statically assign the address.

Here is an article from Microsoft on how to enable internet connection sharing.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314066

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by adembo In reply to

If you setup ICS, I guarantee this will work for you. Your modem is not going to assign IP addresses to mulitple computers. It will only give the IP from your ISP, which you wont be using on your own network. You either need to assign individual IP's on each machine (and only use the internet on the computer that your modem is connected, or enable ICS and use it on both. ITS THAT SIMPLE!!!!! None of the other posts will allow you to use the interenet on both machines.

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by ghimpe-- In reply to No connectivity

I would advise you to manualy set the IP addresses : 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2, subnetmask: 255.255.255.0.

Also make sure you properly configured windows firewall and/or any other 3th party firewall. Actualy you should disable the firewals for testing pourpouses only...

GooD lucK!

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by ghimpe-- In reply to No connectivity

I would advise you to manualy set the IP addresses : 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2, subnetmask: 255.255.255.0.

Also make sure you properly configured windows firewall and/or any other 3th party firewall. Actualy you should disable the firewals for testing pourpouses only...

GooD lucK!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to No connectivity

the 169...ip number they are getting is a further symptom they can't contact the dhcp server...do you have the dhcp server turned on in the dsl modem? just try one computer plugged into the adsl modem via a network connection. reset the modem then reboot the pc. then do your ipconfig and see if the address changed...

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by harbudt In reply to No connectivity

Just one problem with that is that the modem is USB only. Another other ideas about how to make sure the DHCP server is on

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