View Full Version : Help me please- networking
05-09-2002, 04:52 PM
Ok, I bought the crossover cable today to connect my desktop to a laptop. I am running XP professional and the other is running XP Home Edition. I ran the network setup wizards on both computers. I want them to access the internet seperately but share files back and forth. I made the workgroup, and the closest I have come to getting them to network is that the laptop sees the desktop computer on the workgroup, but something won't allow it to access the desktop. The desktop computer does not see the laptop. What do I need to do? All of the IP addresses and subnet mask addresses are about to drive me insane. I have no clue what to do. I have helped establish a network before, but all I remember about it was that I was typing "ipconfig", "ipconfig renew", and "ipconfig release" in <Run>. But I have no idea what that does now... The ethernet cards are not the same brand, but I was told that didn't matter as long as they are both 10/100 cards which both network cards are connected at 100MBPS. Help...
05-09-2002, 06:26 PM
This may be a long shot since I have no experience with XP, but I believe XP has a built in firewall of some sort, I think it's an advanced option or something like that. Maybe that's your problem, so check to see if it is enabled and if so, try to disable it.
You will have to share the drives. Right click on "C:/". Select sharing. Name it something. And it should go. I'm not on an XP machine right now, but I think that's how you do it.
05-09-2002, 07:58 PM
The safest thing for you to do when enabling sharing is to share only one folder. Enabling a whole drive to be shared is like allowing someone to acess all of your files unwittingly. That or you could set different levels of security per profile or user, but allowing everyone in on one folder is much easier and quicker.
05-10-2002, 08:21 AM
Also, log onto both machines with the same ID and password. Then you don't have to worry about user permissions.
As far as the IP settings, you'll need to set up static addresses on each card with the same subnet mask (255.255.255.0) and you don't have to worry about setting a gateway - just leave that blank.
For example - 10.0.0.1 on machine 1, 10.0.0.2 on machine 2.
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