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Small Office Network with windows Xp OS

By karansoin ·
The network will have two computers with Windows Xp OS.
One of the computers connects to internet through a cable connection(Comp 1). This computer has another network card which is used to connect to the other computer(Comp 2).
I am unable to setup the network. When i run the network setup wizard on Comp 1 the wizard is unable to complete the setup. How do I set up the two computers as a network.

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by statykserver In reply to Small Office Network with ...

Setup up the tcpip settings on the network cards that are connected together and put them on the same workgroup. Also the cable that connects the two network cards (or computers) must be a crossover cable. You can purchase the crossover cable or make your own if you have the required tools. More info on crossover cable here
http://www.littlewhitedog.com/content-8.html

Good luck

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by karansoin In reply to

Yes the cable had to be reterminated. Thanks

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by chanmkr In reply to Small Office Network with ...

in tcp ip setting give i/p address eg 192.168.0.1&2 give subnet mask 255.255.255.0

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by karansoin In reply to

These addresses are being used but still networking is not working

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by baddog941 In reply to Small Office Network with ...

open network connections and select the 2 lan connections representing your network cards then right-click on one of them and select "Bridge conections" (make sure both are selected). you will now have a third network connection that is the network bridge. from here, set your tcpip settings up on the "Network Bridge". as previosly stated, use a "cross-over" ethernet cable between the 2 computers .

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by karansoin In reply to

Did not try it first answer helped. Thanks any way

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by scottsman In reply to Small Office Network with ...

You are trying to use Internet connection sharing?
I think that this is not the best way. Buy a cable/dsl router Less than $40.00 and than follow the instructions. plug the cable modem LAN cable into the port marker WAN and one cable from each PC into 2 of the other 4 ports. This will "share" the cable connection without the need for crossover cables and Internet connection sharing.

Here is a link to a cheap and effective router:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=33-124-151&depa=0

Linksys is owned by Cisco and has decent products

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by karansoin In reply to

Do not want to spend. The soution is better though.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to Small Office Network with ...

Workaround: Use a light weight Proxy server:

Using AnalogX Proxy to share an Internet Connection in a network:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/analogx.htm

Configuring internet based applications to use the AnalogX Proxy:
http://www.winxptutor.com/analogxclients.htm

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