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Wired Lan Network Wont Detect Other Computer


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chek001

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Right ok here goes, I have two computers wired up using a crossover LAN cable we can share the internet no trouble but the computers are not visible at either end. So i cant send files or anything like that! the furthest i get on this computer (host) is this -

I go into "My Network Place" and under the UNSPECIFIED catergory i get

SharedDocs on Robs PC (Rob)

Which is the computer but there is no way of opening it up!

What do i do????

PLEASE HELP ITS SO FRUSTRATING
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can you ping each other by ip? if yes, can you ping it by name? if not, compare both ip configuration, this step by setp troubleshooting may help, http://howtonetworki...ccessibale0.htm
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if it is under unspecified category then have you set up a workgroup? you will probably need to do that if you haven't. if you are not part of a network of some kind then you do not have permissions no matter if the files are shared or not.
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hey people! i can ping each other etc and im getting the internet through but i cant see or share files! ive set up the workgroup and both computers are on the HOME group im not even getting an unspecified atm!

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