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ggordie

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i bought an ethernet cable so i can put my desktop and my new laptop on a little network. i plugged both computers in, turned them on, and started by running the new network wizard on my desktop. everything worked fine, then at the end it asked me if i wanted to make a disk for the other computer, but i didn't because my laptop dosn't have a floppy drive. instead i thought i could just run the wizard on my laptop, but when it comes to the part where it asks what type of network do i want to establish, ethernet isn't an option. but when i go to view my network connections, both computers appear to be on a network. if thats the case, then how do i transfer files from one to the other. both computers, by the way are xp. the desktop being pro, and the laptop, home.

your help is more than appreciated.
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assuming you did assign permisssion and enable sharing, you can map the remote computer drive or create a shortcut. this step by step how to may help,

How to enable windows sharingHow to enable Windows sharing. One of the reasons to create a workgroup or domain network is for all ... Sharing Printers and Files over a private network ...
http://www.howtonetw...blesharing0.htm

Edited by chicagotech, 20 July 2005 - 07:59 PM.

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i did what the link said, i enabled printer sharing, then when i went to add the printer to my laptop it said the printer could not be found. does that mean my computers arent connected?

thanks for your help.
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do a simple test. can you ping each other by ip? if yes, can you ing it by name?
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if you're using a standard ethernet cable...between two computers i don't believe (could be wrong...) it should work...i think between two end devices you need a crossover...once again...could be wrong
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i cannot ping by ip or name. my laptop dosn't even have an ip. like i said, i'm new to this, what's a crossover?

thanks again you guys.
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open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all then let us know what comes up
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wow... thats kinda neat.

on my laptop::

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Konstine
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8169/8110 Family Gigabit
Ethernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-5B-31-B9-87
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.25.234
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WirelessLAN PRISM3 IEEE802.11b WM168
USB Module
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E9-04-08-8C

so then my 'autoconfiguration' ip address would be my ip address, correct? want me to do it on my desktop?
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no...that isn't your ip..you don't seem to have an ip....nor do you have a gateway...you can get online from this machine?
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no. i don't have an internet connection on my laptop. i have one on my desktop, do you want me to post the ip configuration for that?
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yes
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Gordie>cd c:
C:\Documents and Settings\Gordie

C:\Documents and Settings\Gordie>cd c:\

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Takearisk
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-A6-81-7D-2A
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

PPP adapter Verizon Online:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 63.21.82.92
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 63.21.82.92
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 198.6.100.98
198.6.1.98
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\>
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If you're connecting two computers together, you need to buy or make a crossover cable. It isn't very hard to do.

To use a normal cat 5 cable, you'll need a router to connect the two computers together. Does this answer your question.

EDIT: Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.25.234. That IP address is usually a default for any IP that is not connected to a network.

Edited by jakestaby, 21 July 2005 - 11:09 AM.

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okay, i'll go buy a crossover cable.

whatever it said above about the autoconfiguration is what my computer said. i copyd the info to notepad, saved the file to a disk and uploaded it. there's no way the information could be false.
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I think you misunderstood me. I'm not accusing you of lying. I'm backing up your idea that your computers weren't networked, or weren't communicating with each other. When a computer has an IP address like the one you listed, it means it is not connected to a network or the internet. I'm agreeing with what you said.
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