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By mjnoone ·
With all the correct and functional hardware, I don't seem to be able to get win2k pro w/station to talk to or even see my XP pro laptop and vice versa. I have tried the wizards and msknowledgebase but no success. Can you suggest the probably very obvious reason?

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by Ann777 In reply to TCP/IP confusion

Are the two directly connected with a "crossover" cable? If you are using a hub, straight-through cables are fine. If no hub/switch, then you need a crossover cable. Do you have link lights active on your network cards?

Are both computers onthe same network? Domain or workgroup name should be the same on both. Check the TCP/IP configurations in Network and Dial-up Connections (Win2000) --> right-click on LAN --> Properties --> TCP/IP --> Properties. Make sure both computers are on the same network (usually 192.168.1.1/ 255.255.255.0 and the second computer 192.168.1.2/ 255.255.255.0).

Make sure both computers have (in Control Panel --> Users and Passwords) the users listed and proper rights assigned.

In Windows Explorer, right click on a folder to share and enable "Sharing..." You need to share something in order to see the share.

At a cmd prompt, you should be able to ping the other computer abd get response. You should be able to click on Start --> Run --> \\computername\sharename or \\computername\c$ if you are Admin. etc.

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by mjnoone In reply to TCP/IP confusion

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by mjnoone In reply to TCP/IP confusion

Frm Mike to Anna. Thanks for your suggestions, I will try them and let you know how I get on .

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by jose_12650 In reply to TCP/IP confusion

Are you connected through a crossover cable or you were using a hub/switch, hence using a straight cable?. To determine if connection is the problem, assign static IP address for each machine, i.e, 192.168.0.1 for W2K pro and 192.168.0.2 to the other. On W2K Pro open the ms-dos window and type ping 192.168.0.2. Wait for a reply. If one was made, then you have a good cable connection. Try doing it from the XP and see if you get a reply. Then share your resource. Configure your system as a workgroup.

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by donmars In reply to TCP/IP confusion

Answers 1 and 2 are full and accurate answers. You can also ping the loop back address to determine the fidelity of your TCP/IP setup. The loopback IP is 127.0.0.1.

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