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Cannot Network My 2 Computers.


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Okay, for some reason I thought I should show you screenshots of the Network Connections on both PCs. Not sure if this helps or what, but...

Host PCHost_Network_Connections.jpg


Client PCClient_Network_Connections.jpg


Let me know if this helps or not and what else you might need from me. I haven't tried to "bridge" yet, cuz what I see looks nothing like what you showed me in #10 ... so I'm really not sure what to bridge.
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On the Host PC we are going to bride these two:: test2.JPG
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Okay, when I select those two and attempt to bridge I get this message.Bridging_Error.jpg
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Follow these steps:

Click on START
Click on RUN
Type in: services.msc
Scroll down to: Internet Connection Firewall / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Select it then right click on it
Select Properties
From the Startup Type Drop down box, select DISABLED
Click the STOP Button
Click the APPLY Button
Click the OK Button
On the SERVICES Screen select FILE from the Upper Left
Select EXIT
Shutdown the PC using the Start Button or you normal method.
Apply the Same steps to the Secondary PC
Now start up the Host PC
Now start up the Secondary PC
Go Back to the Host PC and Bridge the connection between the two devices I specified earlier

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 25 January 2006 - 06:47 PM.

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:) Man, I am about to blow my stack :woot:

Same message as I posted in my last message. :) what the heck is going on?
Aren't you glad you took this one on? :tazz:
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Space,
I hope you didn't think I was ticked off at you? I am just gettting
so steamed that this won't work. Especially since anyone says that
this should be pretty darn easy!
AAAAAACK!!!

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Apparently, my problem was too tough for anyone to solve. Thanks for the help.

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Sorry moondog,

SpaceCowboy is having some issues of his own right now, with work etc -- Could you please do this on both of the computers:
Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum. Alternately, you can save your information to a text file by using the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL > C:\ipconfig.txt -- navigate to that text file, and copy/paste the information from it.

Could you please also take a fresh Screenshot of your Network Connections. I'd just like to see where we stand now :tazz:

Thanks,
Dan.
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well, when I try to run the IP Config on either computer, the Black "Dos" screen pops up and disappears....on both
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Make sure you're going to Start --> Run --> Then type CMD and press OK --> Now type ipconfig /all -- the DOS window shouldn't disappear any more... I believe you're running the ipconfig from the Run window, which will result in the window disappearing.
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Yep, you're right....that's exactly what I was doing.

HOST PC

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC EZ Card PCI 10 Adapter (SMC1208)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-29-37-92-E8
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.123.129
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-8F-01-59
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 66.82.4.8

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, February 01, 2006 7:33:27 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 02, 2006 7:33:27 PM


CLIENT PC

C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : TOMMYS
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC EZ Card PCI 10 Adapter (SMC1208)

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-29-35-15-19
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, February 01, 2006 7:33:27

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The HOST computer isn't connecting through a router, is it? Your IP Schema is wrong. What you have right now is setup for a Router/Switch/Hub network. Please follow the steps below --

How to set up Internet Connection Sharing (Windows XP Computers)
First, ensure that your LAN is setup properly for ICS:
On the HOST PC, please run the Network Setup Wizard:
  • Goto Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Network Setup Wizard.
  • The first thing to do when the wizard appears is read the welcome message, and then click Next.
  • Read the 'Before you continue....' message, and then click Next.
  • Select the option This computer connects directly to the Internet. The other computers on my network connect through this computer, and then press Next.
  • Now, type in a Description for your computer; ie: Host Computer.
  • Enter a Computer Name (or leave it as it's Default), and then press Next.
  • Enter a Workgroup Name -- or leave it as it's default, and then press Next.
  • If you want to share files and/or your printer with other computers on the network, select the option Turn on file and printer sharing and press Next.
  • Check the information; if it is all fine, press Next.
On the CLIENT PC(s), please run the Network Setup Wizard:
  • Goto Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Network Setup Wizard.
  • The first thing to do when the wizard appears is read the welcome message, and then click Next.
  • Read the 'Before you continue....' message, and then click Next.
  • Select the option This computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway or another computer on my network, and then press Next.
  • Now, type in a Description for your computer; ie: Client1 Computer.
  • Enter a Computer Name (or leave it as it's Default), and then press Next.
  • Enter the same Workgroup Name that you used on the HOST computer, and then press Next.
  • If you want to share files and/or your printer with other computers on the network, select the option Turn on file and printer sharing and press Next.
  • Check the information; if it is all fine, press Next.
  • Now, if possible, you should Create a Network Setup Disk -- once you have created a Network Setup Disk, insert it into any other computer on your network that you intend to use as a Client and run it; follow all prompts. If you cannot create a Network Setup Disk, then repeat the above steps on all Client PC's, however ensure that you give each Client computer a unique name; ie: Client1, Client2, Client3 etc..
Your LAN should now be configured properly; it is now time to setup ICS.
On the HOST PC, please do the following:
  • Open the Network Connections window (Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Network Connections). Here, you should have at least two connections listed: one for your Internet Connection, and one for the Ethernet adapter connected to your Local Area Network (LAN).
  • Right-click the connection icon corresponding to your Internet Connection and select Properties.
  • Choose the Advanced tab, and turn on the Allow other network users to connect through this computers Internet connection option. Click OK when you're done.
  • Verify that Internet Connection Sharing is enabled; it should say Enabled, Shared in the Network Connections window.
  • You should now be able to access the Internet by connecting the Host computer to your Service Provider -- Client computers do not need to connect; simply open up Internet Explorer and you should be able to browse. If you are unable to connect to Internet Explorer on the Client computers, ensure that the Host computer has an active connection to the Internet.
Once you have done all of this, please post fresh copies of the two ipconfig /all's, so that I can see if your IP Schema is correct. You can also try connecting to the Internet on the Client computer, to see if it works.
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Client_PC_Network.jpg Host_PC_Network.jpg Network Screenshots

HOST PC

CLIENT PC
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Can I stop you for a minute?

I will ask again, what is best?

I have wires out the wazoo

Host PC has 2 ethernet cards

Client has 1 ethernet card

I HAVE a hub if easier to use


Or should I hook straight through one PC to the OTHER?
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Neither option is easier, per se -- it all depends on preference. If you choose to use the hub, then you will only need to use one of the Host's Ethernet cards. Try setting it up with the hub, if that fails, we can always go back to ICS --

Connect your modem to the Hub --> Connect the hub to the Host computer and also to the Client computer --> Can the Host computer still connect to the Internet? If so, then do this on the Client computer:
Run the Network Setup Wizard:
  • Goto Start --> Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Network Setup Wizard.
  • The first thing to do when the wizard appears is read the welcome message, and then click Next.
  • Read the 'Before you continue....' message, and then click Next.
  • Select the option This computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway or another computer on my network, and then press Next.
  • Now, type in a Description for your computer; ie: Jimmy's Computer.
  • Enter a Computer Name (or leave it as it's Default), and then press Next.
  • Enter a Workgroup Name -- or leave it as it's default, and then press Next.
  • If you want to share files and/or your printer with other computers on the network, select the option Turn on file and printer sharing and press Next.
  • Check the information; if it is all fine, press Next.
  • Now, if possible, you should Create a Network Setup Disk -- once you have created a Network Setup Disk, insert it into any other computer on your network, and run it; follow all prompts.
Can both computers now connect to the Internet through the Hub?
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