|First of all, i am really pretty new to networking... i know my way around a computer, but im just not as smart as the rest of you;) Here is the problem that i am having... I recently purchased an older game ( scrabble complete) that i want to play over a tcp/ip network with my girlfriend... However, when we both go into the game, I host, and she joins the network...BUT we cannot ever even see eachother on the network to be able to play against eachother... so after a bit of research... i just dont think i have the computers networked together...|
I am able to connect remotely to her computer, and we are both able to get online at the same time, and i can access her shared files from my computer, and vice versa... i have also tried to get the lan working by connecting each computer wired into the router as opposed to wireless... of course you all already probably knew that wouldnt work;)
ANYWAYS... Really, all that i did to try to make this work is change the setting from "automatically detect settings" to
1) ip address 188.8.131.52 on computer A with subnet 255.255.255.0.0
(with this set up i was able to ping that ip succesfully and get online succesfully, for a minute, then the connection failed)
2) The second computer had IP settings 184.108.40.206 with the same subnet, however windows 7 would not allow that configuration to go through without starting the network diagnostics tool automatically and changing the setting back to *obtain automatically*...
I also tried another IP but unfortunately, dont remember what one i used ( one i found that someone else had succesfully)
Basically to sum things up, I would LOVE it if someone could give me a step by step on setting up and configuring a tcp/ip... Also if your wondering its tcp/ipv4
Thanks in advance!!!