crossover setup for 2 XP boxes?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rrraven, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. rrraven

    rrraven OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi. Sorry I'm clueless about networking and stuff. Somehow I managed to set up a crossover cable connection between two XP boxes but now it broke for no apparent reason. I have the main box set up as 192.168.0.1 and the 2nd as .2, with 255.255.255.0 as subnet mask and gateways set up as either empty of each computer pointing to another (the latter worked afair, now it doesn't). Yesterday the main box told me it cannot access the mapped network drive.
    Boxes cannto ping each other, even though in tcp monitors/by traffic you can see echo requests are coming but aren't returned. I tried shutting down the firewall on main box, the 2nd one doesn't have any firewall, Windows firewall is disabled on both.

    If there's no ideas on how to fix this from existing state, can someone tell me some kind of standard setup for two computers ocnnected via crossover cable, from the start, so that I could reproduce it?

    Here's ipconfig all (first connection is DSL and it's working):

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    PPP adapter D-Link Dial-Up PPP Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 85.141.130.179
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 85.141.130.179
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.188.4.10
    195.34.32.116
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Contr
    ler
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-D8-54-BF-DC
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
     
  2. saeltmarae2k

    saeltmarae2k OSNN Addict

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    Try this:

    Go in under the NIC properties
    TCP-IP properties
    Advanced
    WINS
    Check that "activate NETBIOS over TCP/IP" is enabled
    On both comps.. for only the internal interfaces (i.e. not for the one that goes from the XP machine to your cable modem)

    I want to really stress that NetBIOS over TCP/IP should NOT be enabled on the connection that goes to the internet...
     
  3. rrraven

    rrraven OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Wow, thanks, it helped. I wonder why did it work without it before tho and then stopped...
     
  4. saeltmarae2k

    saeltmarae2k OSNN Addict

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    Not sure, but I've seen it happen a couple of times before...you just have to exercise the XP demon every now and then... :p Anyways, I'm glad I could help... :)