Networking XP Pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Ci2e, Jan 10, 2002.

  1. Ci2e

    Ci2e XPert

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    Okay I would like to network my computer with my mothers- I did give it a shot and was unsuccessful- b/c it's not all easy as it's show out to be. I have 2 Windows XP Professional computers.
     
  2. Ci2e

    Ci2e XPert

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    ::bump::

    okay no one out there has Windows XP Pro networked; sounds hard to believe!?!
     
  3. waddy

    waddy OSNN Senior Addict

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  4. DrX

    DrX Guest

    LOL !

    Items :

    2 PC's
    2 Network Cards - one in each machine
    1 Crossover cable

    Setup an IP and subnet on the machine with the internet connection

    IP = 192.168.0.1
    Subnet = 255.255.255.0

    Workgroup = workgroup

    Other machine

    IP = 192.168.0.2
    Subnet = 255.255.255.0
    Gateway = 192.168.01
    Workgroup = workgroup
     
  5. Ci2e

    Ci2e XPert

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    I hate internet connection sharing- each computer has access to the hub > modem; both computers cannot communicate with each other that is all I'm trying to accomplish here.
     
  6. Lactic.Acid

    Lactic.Acid Guest

    You can't just plug the modem and both PCs into the hub unless you have two IP addresses from your ISP, in which case, file sharing is most likely not going to work for you anyway. You pretty much have to use ICS, a third-party gateway/NAT routing program, or buy a cable/DSL router.
    /L.A
     
  7. TechTodd

    TechTodd Guest

    ok you must add an account on the other computer with each others info from thier machines. and you must logon to the client logon. workgroups must be same name. id must be unique.