Connect 2 pcs

January 18, 2010 at 21:05:49
Specs: Windows XP
How to connect 2 pcs with LAN.

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January 18, 2010 at 21:20:57
are the NIC's set up in device-manager and (apparently at least) working? does each computer see them listed in control-panel under "networking"? If so, for each computer: make sure each has a binding to TCP-IP (examine "properties" of NIC on each computer, look at "bindings"). make sure the NIC is bound to the TCP protocol. Then, under TCP-IP protocol, look for it's linkage to the NIC card and check the IP address. I have always favored "hardwiring" these instead of "server assigned", it just seems easier to trouble-shoot. set each computer's IP address as unique: for computer A, then for computer B. then your computer will have to restart, then try Ping at cmd prompt (f/e: from cmptr A, "ping") and see if it gets a "hit". I am using a stackable hub, i have not yet tried a direct-connect, so i may be wrong about a lot. I'm not on this sub-forum much, so if you need to contact me, try to include the forum you are working in.

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January 19, 2010 at 15:05:25
See also the built in help and support pages. Use search terms like home network or such.

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January 19, 2010 at 15:10:35
if you are connecting 2 pc's directly to the network cards, you
need a crossover cable.

If you don't have a crossover cable, you need a hub/switch or a router.

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