Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

problem setting up home network w/2 PCs

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts
If I've overlooked a thread where my question is answered, please forgive me and point me to it. :blink:

I have two Micron Millennia PCs which were both bought in 2000. I am trying to network them with a cross-over cable connected two each of their ethernet cards. Here are the details:

Computer 1:
Windows XP Professional
2 Ethernet cards (one is hooked up to the Internet)
DSL connection

Computer 2:
Windows XP Home
1 Ethernet card

I did the Network Setup Wizard on both. Their IP addresses are the same except for the fourth (last) number. In Network Places when I click View Connections, it says that it is connected. However, I cannot get to the other computer's files, nor can I ping it. Before I reinstalled XP on Computer 1, I got it to the point where I could successfully ping using the IP address, but now I can't even do that. However, when I turn off Computer 2, Computer 1 gives me a message saying that there is limited or no connectivity on that connection.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! :whistling:
  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP