TCP/IP networking problem
Posted 23 August 2005 - 08:21 AM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 08:38 AM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 08:56 AM
Networking isn't my specialty but.. have they got both systems in the same workgroup and are they using 255.255.255.0 as the subnet on both systems??
Also, what did they use for TCP/IP addresses (192.168.181.X) ??
try doing the network setup wizard on both machines..
Posted 23 August 2005 - 09:14 AM
The addresses are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2.
Network setup wizard doesn't seem to help.
The problem may be to do with the games themselves, as some work and some don't. But those that don't, don't in the same way, so maybe there's some way to fix all games which don't work in this way, if you understand.
Instead of automatically finding the server, it asks for an IP address, or computer name, or leave blank to search. All three I've tried, and all three failed.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:29 AM
think your trying too hard here. Windows XP makes things easy.
You shouldnt need to worry about workgroups. That was only necessary for file sharing with windows 98.
As for pinging, turn off the windows firewall. Your pings will work then. Its likely that they had it enabled. Some games require 2 way communication, the firewall may have blocked incoming communication.
You cant set the gateway as 127.0.0.1 because thats the localhost IP and it will loop.
One of the machines needs to serve as the gateway. Pick one, it doesnt matter, and make that the default gateway on both of them.
Try some of those and see how you come out.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:53 PM
One computer uses Windows Firewall (this one I also use for the internet, but as the internet uses the same ethernet port, the network is never on at the same time) AND Norton Internet Security. I disabled both, although NIS is still open, just not on. Bloody annoying, too, that it keeps reminding me that it's not on. And the other one doesn't have a firewall on anyway.
I made one the gateway, and then tried pinging. The computer without the firewalls could ping the one with, although the one with could not ping the one without.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 09:25 AM
Anyway, turning them off doesn't seem to solve it.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:37 AM
Edited by poppo, 24 August 2005 - 11:39 AM.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:39 PM
Posted 25 August 2005 - 01:33 AM
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