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win 7 to win xp connect via direct LAN cable

October 20, 2010 at 05:41:04
Specs: Windows 7, intel p4 1gb ram

I have 2 desktop systems in my home. one is Windows 7 (P4 board) OS , another one is xp (dual core) OS. Anti virus is AVG free edition in 2 computers. I'm using vodafone data card for internet connection. newly i connect direct LAN cable system to system. when i connect 1st time its worked. i don't know what happen suddenly , now a days i cant access other systems. the error message is WINDOWS CANNOT ACCESS //SYSTEM . how can i solve this problem? i didn't change any settings . i can see the work group computers in network place some time.even though i cant access . Please help me solve to this problem. what are settings is important ?

Pandian.Aa


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#1
October 20, 2010 at 07:18:27

Try using a crossover cable instead of a regular network cable. You can get one at most any computer/electronics store fairly cheap.

If that doesn't fix the issue, come back and let us know and we'll try something else.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
October 20, 2010 at 11:06:47

what are settings is important ?

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#3
October 20, 2010 at 11:51:32

Both PC's will need an IP address and Subnet Mask. Something like the following will work:

PC 1:
IP: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC 2:
IP: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#4
October 21, 2010 at 05:32:32

i gave the same ip address
even though i can see the another computer
anyway thank you very much
lan is working correctly
i can see the light
is there any other solution Please?

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#5
October 21, 2010 at 05:33:19

sorry i cannot see the computer

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#6
October 21, 2010 at 05:49:29

hey now i can see but
error is windows cannot access || Nanda
check the spelling of the name

but i click what i see system name
its appear in my work group

what i can i do?

In another one computer error is workgroup is not currently available
.workgroup is not accessible

help meeee

is there any possible my vodafone data card create a problem?


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#7
October 21, 2010 at 07:28:33

First, make sure both computers are using the same workgroup name.

Also, you'll want to create an account for the connecting PC on the target. You'll want to use the exact same credentials (username/password) used to logon to the connecting computer at bootup. Add the account to any/all shares created and grant appropriate permissions to the account.

ex:

PC 1:
username: bill
password: PassWord

PC 2:
username: jane
password: pasSworD

On PC 1, create the following user account:
username: jane
password: pasSworD

On PC 2, create the following user account:
username: bill
password: PassWord

Add those accounts to any shares on their respective machines and grant appropriate permissions.

For example, on PC 1, let's say you've created a shared folder called \shared and added the user account jane. You've given the user account Read/Write/Execute permissions.

Now, on PC 2, open File Explorer and go to Tools >> Map Network Drive

Select the next availabe drive letter (we'll just pick Z for this example) and in the "Folder<" field enter the following: \\PC 1\shared

Now click on "Finish" and your drive should map giving you direct access to that shared folder and it's contents.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
October 21, 2010 at 10:43:01

ill check it thank you.
i sure , its same work group..

ill check and conform you tomorrow.
thanks a lot
Pandian.Aa


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#9
October 22, 2010 at 03:01:58

When i try to create a network map drive ,

using this step
Now, on PC 2, open File Explorer and go to Tools >> Map Network Drive

Select the next availabe drive letter (we'll just pick Z for this example) and in the "Folder<" field enter the following: \\PC 1\shared

error is the network path could not be found?

what can i do?

when im using cmd ping option
if i type the ip address 192.168.0.2

request time out
sent 4
received 1

message

why?
its in same work group



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#10
October 23, 2010 at 04:35:10

My lan connection symbol is in task bar showing yellow color caution symbol.
why?
somebody help me

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