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Hey folks, me again...as usual :tazz:

Got my brother here for a few days, and we're trying to set up a LAN.

Using either a crossover cable, or a router assembly ( both work )

Both computers are on WORKGROUP workgroup.

Both computers SEE the other computer, when you go to map network drive.

My brother ( windows xp pro , SP1 ) can see, and connect to my shared folders ( windows xp home, sp2 )

1- This isnt an issue between home and pro, I installed pro on a second partition and still no-go.

I far prefer keep it with my main OS anyways.


When I go to map a network drive off his computer, I cant even open his computer name... Not enough permissions.

Tried alot of stuff, and frankly I'm outta luck and outta energy. been trying for 5 bleeping hours.

I'd appreciate if you could get this working, promptly... The whole idea was to play some games over LAN this xmas... But it's not gonna happen without you guys now.

Thanks. ( Merry Xmas to all, by the way :) )
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You don't necessarily need to share files for a LAN game session. Permission and access for a game server are two different things

That said, does the Computer that you cannot connect to have simple file sharing on or off
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Tried it with both, once on, once off, among many other things I did...

And there IS a problem, cause we cant open a game, we tried, with Starcraft...

Right now im too tired to do anything, and we've got a ton of stuff still to do, and Dinner later, so I cant get into it...

Anyone got a clue?
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'Morning everyone.

Going to bed soon... 5.40AM :tazz:

Ok, well, basically, we figured it out.

My bro had the genious of trying to use his windows logon name and password to connect to the network drive

and it worked.

Starcraft still doesnt work, but more recent games have.

Problems resolved. Thanks for your time.

++ well, I'm still trying to have his computer use my dialup, but cant get it to work, but its really not a priority... Just want to fix it for the principle lol

Sharing a dialup conn, over network... It can be done, every site says so... But their tips dont do it for me. Anyone have ideas?

Edited by Vaillant, 25 December 2005 - 04:38 AM.

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Could you run an ipconfig on both machines and report back

ip address
subnet mask
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Well, I configured both computers with a static IP address, cause they'd take forever to find one themselves...

192.168.0.1 my computer
192.168.0.2 brother's computer
255.255.255.0 subnet mask
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did you disable the windows firewall on those connections

did you run the netowrk wizard or set it up manually?
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Windows Firewall is off on both computers;
Used the network wizard. ( Had to manually install the IPX after )
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I wonder if its just a problem with starcraft and the implementation of ipx?

I am unfamiliar with this game
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Well I tried many games on IPX, all failed miserably.

Downloaded a patch for StarCraft however, and the patch includes the option to use tcp-ip for lan games, so that's that.

Fiddled with sharing my dialup connection, but it wont work, for some reason, the ICS ( internet connection sharing ) system isnt allowing the second computer to use my dialup...

But everything else is fixed.
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