connecting 2 pc

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Nismo83, Sep 28, 2003.

  1. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    I've installed both pc with network cards and i connect a cable to each of the card.. there is no switch used here... but the problem occurs... i cant connect between the two pc. how am i supposed to do it?
     
  2. Alex_is_Axel

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    In the 'My Network Places' window, have you clicked on "set up home or office network"?

    Are the ip addresses different from one another?

    Do the lights come up on each network card (to see if they work)

    What are both systems running on? (windows?)

    Alex :cool:
     
  3. moooo

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  4. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    the host computer would be running a Windows XP Pro, NIC and the other computer running Windows ME, NIC.. i tried to connect it by plugging each end of the RJ45 cable into each NIC.. but nth happens and the host PC (Win XP) detect that a network cable was unplugged.
     
  5. moooo

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    make sure all are on samework group (my computer-> properties)
    then tcpip settings would be like:

    box1

    192.168.1.2
    255.255.255.0
    192.168.1.1

    box2

    192.168.1.3
    255.255.255.0
    192.168.1.1

    then share the folders you want on each box by right click and going to properties and sharing.
    if you can't see it in networking do this in IE:
    \\192.168.1.2\sharename

    if you were on box3 and wanted stuff from box1
    and so on
     
  6. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    hmm... nobody bothered to ask whether or not he's using a crossover cable? Don't take it personally. that's what happened to me first time i tried networking my PC and laptop together.
     
  7. Alex_is_Axel

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    He's connecting the two computers together using 1 cable :p
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    What does that mean?

    ED is right, to directly connect the PC's you need a crossover cable.
     
  9. LeeJend

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    Check if the conenction lights on the NICs are green, if not you have the wrong type of cable.

    When direct connecting you need a cross over cable staht swaps the transmit and receive lines.
     
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  11. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    yup.. thats what i need.. a crossover cable. how does it different with the rj45 and how does it look like?
     
  12. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    looks the same, but the wires are crossed-over (hence the name), the wires that are transmitting data on one end are twisted over to be receiving data on the other end, and vice versa.
     
  13. leedogg

    leedogg Gojyone kawaiiiiiiii!

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    Usually the cable is yellow I believe. Basically the wires are swapped around at one end. You can buy one at best buy. An alternative is a hub with 2 regular cables.
     
  14. Nismo83

    Nismo83 OSNN AZN Addict

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    i got the cable and now the two pc is up running... everything smooth and cool.. too bad the 2nd pc is p233mmx wit 32mb ram and a built in ATi 2mb video card(not graphic card).. i was wondering if i put 128ram to it.. will it show lotta difference interm of performance? not games for sure.. like office 2000, etc.
     
  15. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Never trust the colour. Even if cross-over cables sometimes are coloured. But then again so are straight cables...
     
  16. Zedric

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    Yes, probably. But make sure you get the right kind of memory. It's probably EDO you want for that one. 60ns or so. They have to be installed in pairs.