PC to PC via crossover CAT5E need help please

December 5, 2011 at 12:35:11
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Celeron 2.80 / 1gb
I've checked in the forum for an answer to my problem but without success. Aploogies if i've missed something.

I'm trying to set up a simple network between 2 PCs using a crossover ethernet cable. Both PC's are running XP Pro SP3.

The cable is plugged into the network cards of both PC's. Host has Realtek RTL8 139/8 10x Family Fast Ethernet NIC. Client has SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter. Both are set for duplex operation.

I have run the Windows Network Wizard on the host PC and made a disk which I have run on the client PC.

Client For Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, QoS Packet Scheduler, And Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) are all checked in Local Area Connection Properties. Host IP address is 192.168.1.100 Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. Client IP address is 192.168.1.101 Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. Both PC's have unique names and descriptions and are in the same workgroup..

I am able to ping both PCs using their IP address or name and the host can see itself in My Network Places but not the client. The client can see the host but not itself.

I checked during network setup for file sharing to operate on both machines but am only able to get flie sharing on the host PC. These files can be seen ok and opened by the client. When I try to setup file sharing on the client PC, I get an error message saying that the operation could not be completed because the Server service is not started.

Could somebody give me an idea how I can get the client PC to come out of hiding so I can get some sleep!!

Thanks for looking.


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#1
December 5, 2011 at 13:12:43
Right-click my computer

click manage

go to services

right-click windows firewall service

click properties

change the drop down to disabled

click stop

click apply

click ok

Do that on both computers and then restart both of them.

If that doesn't help, what was the entire error message that you mentioned? "Server service is not started", was there more to that message or is that the entire complete error message you saw?


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#2
December 6, 2011 at 04:15:32
Hi jowah

Thanks for the reply.

The full message was "An error has occurred while trying to share C1SHARE. The Server service is not started. The shared resource was not created at this time."

I followed your instructions with no problem on the host PC but when trying to access Services on the client PC I get the following error message: "One or more Active X controls could not be displayed because either; 1) Your current security settings prohibit running Active X controls on this page or 2) You have blocked a publisher of one of the controls. As a result the page might not display correctly" In fact, the page does not display at all.

The firewalls on both machines are temporarily disabled.

Any further thoughts please?


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#3
December 6, 2011 at 05:59:47
post the results of a ipconfig /all from both machines for review

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#4
December 6, 2011 at 07:41:33
Hi wanderer

Thanks for looking. Here are the ipconfig /all results for both machines.

Host PC ipconfig


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\user>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LENOVO1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-E8-66-53-41
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethern
et
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-58-D5-35-AF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.34
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 06 December 2011 11:23:55
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 10 December 2011 11:23:55

C:\Documents and Settings\user>


Client PC


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TROUBLE
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E6-26-C0-9E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Netw
ork) #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-5B-01-16-C0

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>


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#5
December 6, 2011 at 08:16:57
on the interfaces for the x.x.1.x network remove the dns entries. They are not valid.
I would suggest you disable the x.x.2.x interface until you get this working

I don't see netbios over tcp/ip as enabled. To correct this go to the nics tcp/ip properties and on the wins tab make sure netbios over tcp/ip is enabled on both pcs.

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#6
December 6, 2011 at 10:29:55
If your computers are connected directly with one cable (without network switch), cable must be "crossover" type. Regular "patch" cable isn't good for what you are trying to do. Browse web how to make crossover cable, or buy it.


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#7
December 6, 2011 at 13:21:23
Hi Wanderer

Have enabled netbios over TCP/IP and disabled the x.x.1.x interface. I haven't disabled the x.x.2.x interface yet because I wouldn't be able to communicate with you as this is my router setup.

I've rebooted both machines but so far no different.


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#8
December 6, 2011 at 16:54:17
can you ping between the x.x.1.x subnet?

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#9
December 7, 2011 at 02:16:47
Both machines can ping each other. Using NetPing both macines are accessible but no info is available from the Client PC (Memory, CPU, etc)

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