Network PC running XP with PC running Solaris

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March 19, 2010 at 12:22:26
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition
I'm Confused.

How can I network a PC running Windows XP with a PC running Solaris 10?


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#1
March 19, 2010 at 12:34:19
You have two choices, you can connect them directly (NIC to NIC) with a crossover cable or you can get a switch and plug them both into it with patch cables.

Both will need IP addresses within the same subnet mask.
ex:
XP PC:
IP: 192.168.0.1
SM: 255.255.255.0

Soloaris PC:
IP: 192.168.0.2
SM: 255.255.255.0


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#2
March 19, 2010 at 13:53:17
Alright, I tried the crossover cable, and the Sun
Microsystems computer would not turn on at all.. Also have
tried putting the ethernet connecting cable from the modem
to the Sun Micro. computer and used a TPLink on the
Windows XP to try to connect the XP computer to the Sun
computer and that didn't work. I'm still fairly confused on this
topic, and am really quite not sure as to what to do.

I have also used the XP Computer with the TPLink and found
several wireless connections. Once I connect, and I try
logging onto my browser for Internet use, it says I am not
connected, even though it clearly says we have a strong/very
good connection.


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#3
March 19, 2010 at 15:00:01
Alright, I tried the crossover cable, and the Sun
Microsystems computer would not turn on at all

Ok, the one has nothing to do with the other. By which I mean, the network cable has nothing to do with whether or not your server is able to power on.

From reading your original post and your response I think your best bet may be to hire someone who does know networking to come in and get you setup.


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#4
March 19, 2010 at 15:29:19
TPLink is fine. Make sure both xp and solaris connect to the same TPLink. find out what is the IP Address of the Sun Solaris then go to your xp workstation download a utility call Putty.exe telnet it in to your Sun Solaris box.

good luck.


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