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Problems with LAN

By Mirralee ·
We recently installed a LAN card in our computer.
The problem was discovered when my son and his friend hooked their computers up to each other and my son could not see his friends data files making it impossible to play a LAN game.
My sons friendhas tried our card out in his computer and played the game with other people so the problem appears to be with our computer or how we installed the Lan Card or drivers.
Both my son and his friend have XP pro, 1000 mghz, 156 ram, 20 gig hard drive.Our computer is also stating that the LAN card is installed and functioning.
I hope somebody has some tips for us.
Greatly Appreciated
Mirralee.

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by ISPnetworker In reply to Problems with LAN

The problem is related to the network configuration on your PC, not hte hardware. Check the IP address, network mask and default gateway values. Once these are correct, verify connectivity by pinging outward starting with the address of your NIC.
Hope this helps.

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by bohicam1 In reply to Problems with LAN

If the two computers are being connected directly with each other, you will need a crossover cable. If your son's friend has connected with others, chances are he was going over the internet and not connecting directly.
Good luck!

Mike

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Problems with LAN

If the other advice has not helped try checking the services settings in both systems I have had trouble getting Win XP to recognise other machines over a peer-to-peer network and found that setting a service called 'Share Advertising Protocol' to 'start automatically', then have a folder shared, and also check that the inbuilt firewall setting is turned off. This is in the NIC 'Properties', 'Advanced' section. If all is working but the XP firewall isa ctive it will not allow the IMCP commands to operate properly, thus giving an impression of no connection.

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