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By jp749 ·
i'm trying to setup a home network, and esverything is done the way it should be. For some reason My wife and I cannot connect the two PC's. Please help as this is wracking my brains.

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by kmerrillt In reply to pc networking

What systems are you using and what hardware do you have installed?

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by gmscne In reply to pc networking

And exactly how is your hardware interconnected?

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by MtnSqs In reply to pc networking

Make certain that both machien are using exactly the same protocol - for two machine netbuie is the simplest.

Aslo check that they are on the same WORKGROUP - Win 95/98 or they will not see eachother - must be spelt exactly the same

I often hit this same problem and am sure its all set right and invariably it is one of these two things.

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by churger In reply to pc networking

HI,

there can be 2 possible problems. Make sure that:
1 (hardware). If you use twisted pair cable, then you must have a hub, to which you must plug all the cables. If you connecting only 2 comp-s u can use null-hub cable. Go to http://thegeek.home.mindspring.com/nhub.html for how-to.
If you have coaxial cable, make sure that it is properly terminated.Make sure that u have working LAN cards.
2 (config). Make sure that your LAN cards installed properly. Then in Networking properties add a protocol for LAN card (use TCP/IP if you wish to share internet connection), if it's not added. Make sure that u give each comp ip adress (e.g. 192.168.0.x - address on each comp should not repeat) and sub-net mask (255.255.255.0). U can also add other protocols. Note that for each device there is own protocol, e.g. if u have modem and LAN card, there should be TCP/IP for modem and TCP/IP for LAN card. Then add print and file sharing. Also include each comp in the same workgroup.

Think that'sall - u can e-mail me for any other assistance.

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by Albert Franco II In reply to pc networking

It would help to know what operating systems you have. I have a network with W95, w98, w2000, Linux and Macintosh systems connected. It has its difficulties but it can be done.

Also what hardware are you using? Does each machine have a network LAN card or are you trying to use parallel or serial ports?

If you use ethernet adapters and twisted pair you need a special cable in order to avoid the hub. But it's no big deal. It's called a crossover cable and is available at just about any decent supply store.

As for the protocol you use: TCP/IP is the most flexible for internet use and is much more secure than using Netbui with internet. But these decisions are dependent on the operating system and hardware decisions you make. Connecting Windows machines to the internet and leaving non TCP/IP protocols configured can cause serious security problems.

If you would like to walk through the problem by e-mail drop me a line: apf2@apf2.com

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