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*Please Help* Peer to Peer Connections

By DavidG47 ·
I have 2 PC's, one running Windows 98, the other running Windows XP Home. I have attached a cross over cable from the NIC card in the PC with XP to an external USB to RJ45 converter. Can anyone please suggest the best configuration in Network Connections to get these machines to see each other? What protocols should I load? Should I load multiple protocols? Please give me a good detailed rundown of how I should set up this peer to peer connection.

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by davidaI In reply to *Please Help* Peer to Pee ...

hi hope this is helpful for a protocol for a simple network for 2 pc's try netbeui in your network configuration. you did not say if you were going on the internet or not but also set up you client for microsoft networks in the same configuration and tcp ip for your modems if applicable. any more I can do ,just let me know if this helped..

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by DavidG47 In reply to *Please Help* Peer to Pee ...

As I'm sure you know, NetBui does not come with Windows XP. It is no problem to install it. However, what settings should I set up in TCP/IP? I thought about giving one PC the address of 10.10.10.1 and the other 10.10.10.2 Then I would make the subnet mask 255.255.255.0, allow the subnet mask to default, and make the DNS 10.10.10.1 Does this sound right to you?

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by tosh74 In reply to *Please Help* Peer to Pee ...

Are you getting a link light on the NIC of BOTH PC's ?


IF so ...
Use the TCP/IP protocol and ensure that both machines are configured within the same subnet (ie 192.168.10.1 and 192.168.10.2 Mask for both 255.255.255.0 NO default gateway). Next look for the HOSTS file on each machine (C:\windows for 98 and c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc). Edit the file with notepad and add the IP address AND machine name for each machine. Now drop to DOS and ping the IP address of each machine then try pinging the name of each machine. PS netbui is slow and loud.

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by mo_hdnadeem In reply to *Please Help* Peer to Pee ...

Hello,
You install TCP/IP in Both the systems and specify static IP address for example

win98:- 192.168.0.1 and subnet 255.255.255.0
winxp:- 192.168.0.2 and subnet 255.255.255.0

then restart both of them
Go to Command prompt and use command
"" PING 192.168.0.1""" OR ""PING 192.168.0.2""

FIRST CHECK IT LOCALLY ON THE BOTH THE MACHINES.IF IT GIVES
"" REPLY FROM................"" THEN IT MEANS YOUR TCP/IP AND NETWORK CARDS ARE WORKING PERFECTLY.
Then you check BY PINGING the othermachine
MEAN to say from win98 to winxp by same command "PING"..
if it is "Replying" then your PC's are connected as Peer to peer. you can browse the NETWORK NEIGHBOURHOOD AND COPY FILES.

IF YOU ARE USING TO SHARE THE INTERNET THEN ITS A DIFFERENT PROCEDURE.. YOU CAN CONTACT ME ON mo_hdnadeem@yahoo.com
mo_hdnadeem@hotmail.com


Nadeem.

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