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badben25

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lemme cut this short:
my desktop runs win xp pro [no service pack :lol: ] and my laptop runs win xp home [sp2] and i wanna create a wired network between the both. i hav everything ready; a cat5 cross-over cable, all hard-disks and partitions and printers set to full level5 sharing, all firewalls removed or disabled. now all i wanna do is create a good workin network that will allow me to seamlessly browse,move and edit files and use printers over the network. i want to either connect both directly [from one ethernet port to another] or thru my Siemens Speedstream 6520 [not sure if it also works as a hub..]. i've tried a lot but i was always unsuccessful. i even tried the guides on GeeksToGo but to no avail. i really really need help as soon as possible, and i need it step by step so that i can report each and every difficulty that i might face.
plz plz PLZ help a fellow geek in deep, hot water. i always wanted a home network, but now i
need it.
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i know u all will understand
Go Geeks! :blink:
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Dont use crossover cables unless you have one machine with 2 NIC's that is able to connect to the WAN. Use straight CAT5, setup a workgroup, have both machines on it and create the same user account on both.
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ok i got a straight cat5 setup now, got a workgroup and all...but i didnt get ur last point clearly. do u mean that i hav to create a similar user account on both machines? nywayz, after everything that i cud do, the next step in my knowledge is to create a shortcut to the remote folder that is to be shared thru My Network Places. but i tried and tried, all i got was an error sayin that the location cudnt be reached or sumthin similar to it [don remember]. i am sure i am typin everythin correctly but i am still gettin the same error. also i noticed that sometimes, on the laptop, the packets recieved is stuk on 0, altho the sent figure keeps increasing time to time. this doesnt happen all the time, and i m not sure wat the cause might be. cud this be wat is causin probs....?
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n i found this:

part 1
http://support.micro....com/kb/814981/

part 2
http://support.micro....com/kb/814982/

part 3
http://support.micro....com/kb/814983/

part 4
http://support.micro....com/kb/814984/

part 5
http://support.micro....com/kb/814985/

part 6
http://support.micro....com/kb/814986/

part 7
http://support.micro....com/kb/814987/

part 8
http://support.micro....com/kb/814988/

ny suggestions on it?
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The only problem I see with that is that since they tell you to assign 169.254.x.x addresses, your client computer will not be able to access the internet, or it would have to bounce through the host and would create latency.
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rite now i don giv a [bleep] bout the internet. i jus wanna hav a good network connection, thats it. so, has the MS article got wat i need?

i'll hav to do it myself and see.
i'll post if i am successful in any way. till then plz keep the suggestions etc. coming in.

thnx
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