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

Struggle to set up a LAN (having done it before)

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
This is a long post, I tried it on another site, without luck. My IT guy is in Cape Town and could not help me either. I recently swopped laptops at work and this is when it started. At the same time, my so created new user accounts for all of us, so I am not sure what the culprit was

I have a desktop and a laptop, both connecting directly to my ADSL modem/router. The modem then obviously connects to the phone line. The setup now allows good connection to the internet. (Please see attachment)

My problem is to get the two computers to connect and talk/share/synchronise. I use Windows XP on both.

If I open control panel on both computers, go to Network connections, it gives me 2 connections. A Local Area Connection and a 1394 connection. What I have done in the past was to right click on the 1394 connection, go to properties, go to Internet Protocol, then to properties, and then click on "use the following IP address" I would name one computer and the other, in subnet mask in both computers, I would use Then it would connect to each other. Now it does not. If I do that with the LA Connection, I lose my internet connection

These are their info:
IP address:
DNS servers:

IP address:
DNS servers:

If I PING from the one to the other, I get a response. So it means they are connected?!

To start with the laptop:
If I go Start-My computer-Entire network-Microsoft Windows network-I get MS Home. If I open that, I see the Desktop PC. If I open that, I see the shared folders on the desktop. If I click on those, I get the error message, which I took a screenshot of. (attachment)

At the desktop, the following happens:
Go to My computer-Network places-then it just shows the shared folders on the desktop (previously it also showed the shared folders on the laptop)

Is there anyone that can help me?
  • 0




    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,018 posts
  • MVP
http://www.geekstogo...re-t189342.html duplicate
  • 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