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Able to ping, but don't see other PC in network


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I'm trying to set up my first network. I'ts 2 PCs. I can see each PC in it's own My Network Places, but neither shows on the other PC. :tazz:
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Set both computers to have the same workgroup.

Right-click on My Computer -> Properties -> Computer Name.

I'm assuming you can ping the other computer? How is the network made up? Are the two systems just plugged into each other directly or is there something else in between (a router or something)?
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Both PCs have the same workgroup (MSHOME). One PC is connected to a switch. The other is connected to the switch from 1 network card and to the internet through another network card. Both computer's can access the internet. Computer connected to internet directly has ip of 192.168.0.5, other ip is 192.168.0.88. Both PCs can ping 192.168.0.88 but not 192.168.0.5.
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How do you connect to the Internet?

I am curious as to why you don't have the Internet connection attached to the switch instead of one of the machines.

At a guess, I would suspect that the problem is that the routing of your network. The machine with two ethernet cards should have two IP addresses, one for each interface.

Am I correct in that you route all the network traffic through the one machine? If so, that means that both machines can talk to each other.
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I'm running the internet through a macine because I was under the impression that a switch is not for internet connectivity. But, I now have the problem resolved. I just found a firewall I didn't know was installed on my computer. Thanks for your help though.
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