I have two laptops connected with a crossover cable. Some time back I had them LAN'd together with no problems, but something's gotten into the woodwork.
I run Network Setup Wizard on #1, and create a setup disk for #2. File and printer sharing turned on, everything done right. Everything appears to set up fine, but neither computer gets a ping response from 192.168.0.1, which ipconfig run on #1 shows as #1's LAN address.
#1 is connected to broadband via wireless adapter, and #2 can access the Internet through #1's connection just fine, but it's like #1's 192.168.0.1 address is "cloaked" from both itself and #2. When I use #1 to ping #2, #2 responds fine. So the problem is obviously with #1.
Internet's not a problem, but I need to be able to transfer files between the two as I was able to in the past. Any help appreciated-- I'm running out of hair to pull out.