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    troubleshooting home network

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    by deebuff99 ·

    Need help troubleshooting home office network. Only have 2 computers trying to network together. Have tried using a hub and network cables and tried just a ethernet crossover cable with same result. HELP PLEASE!!!!

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    • #3293294

      Reply To: troubleshooting home network

      by statykserver ·

      In reply to troubleshooting home network

      Make sure the cable(s) is tested. After both ends are connected check that you have activity/link lights on both network cards. (If using a hub check for link lights also on hub) Also make sure that the drivers are installed for the nic cards and you might try uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them. If all up to this point looks good then give each pc an ip address example:

      pc1 pc2
      192.168.0.1 Ip address 192.168.0.2
      255.255.255.0 Subnet 255.255.255.0

      Also put them both in the same workgroup name

      That should be all

      Now share a folder to transfer files back and forth, play network games, share printers, etc. etc. etc.

    • #3293203

      Reply To: troubleshooting home network

      by cg it ·

      In reply to troubleshooting home network

      ah first we need to know how you configured your home network to determine what, if anything is wrong. Give us the Network Card addresses you used for both machines etc etc.

      Note: dump the hub, use a switch.

      crossover cables are for computer to computer. Straight through cables are computer to hub/switch.

    • #3293135

      Reply To: troubleshooting home network

      by fanku ·

      In reply to troubleshooting home network

      Its very simple…

      Lets talk about ur PC No – 1,
      make sure that you hve install 2 lan cards.
      Lan card 1 is for your internet connection
      give ip address and dns as per your service providers.

      and lan card 2 :
      insert cable frm pc to hub
      ip address : 192.168.0.1
      subnet : 255.255.255.0

      and restart ur pc

      now talk about your 2nd PC.
      give IP address
      IP = 192.168.0.2
      subnet = 255.255.255.0
      gateway = 192.168.0.1
      dns = 192.168.0.1

      restart ur pc

    • #3292836

      Reply To: troubleshooting home network

      by razz2 ·

      In reply to troubleshooting home network

      It would always help to give any info you can on the systems. If
      the systems are Win98 or ME then any ip changes require a
      reboot. Win 2000 or XP do not.

      With that said try this:

      Use 2 straight cables to a switch / hub or one crossover cable
      between the network cards. With 2 PC’s the hub is fine, but it
      should be at least a 10/100 and not just a 10Mbs. It does make
      it easier if they are both in the same workgroup too, but it is not
      needed.

      Do the following on both computers:

      1) Open the control panel

      2) Open the Network Control Panel Applet

      3) If XP is the OS then Right-Click the LAN connection and
      choose properties. The select TCP/IP and properties

      If Win98 select the TCP/IP –> network card from the list and
      choose properties

      4) On PC #1 set the ip address to 192.168.1.100 with a subnet
      mask of 255.255.255.0

      5) On PC #2 set the ip address to 192.168.1.101 with a subnet
      mask of 255.255.255.0

      6) Click OK on both and reboot if needed.

      7) Now, on PC #1 go to the run command and type “cmd” or
      “command” (1st one won’t work in win98)

      8) At the DOS prompt type:
      ping 192.168.1.101

      If you get replies you are connected. Now you can share folders
      and then access them through the Network Neighborhood (98)
      or My Network Places (ME or XP). If the PC’s are both XP then
      create the same user name and password scheme on both. That
      way if jsmith logs into PC 1 then when he connects to PC 2 it will
      see a matching name and password to it’s own. This is not
      mndatory but easier in a home environment.

      Good Luck,

      razz

    • #3302903

      Reply To: troubleshooting home network

      by wolfman_20601 ·

      In reply to troubleshooting home network

      are you trying to share intrenet and files?? if so dump the hub and get a d-link router …much easier and user friendly…with that in mind you can do more with your network

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