Simple homenetwork pffff

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Franky, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Franky

    Franky Guest


    My network worked fine untill I formatted both of the pc's(girlfriends pc and mine ) and now after I installed a fresh now dutch version of tis great os (xp ;)) It won't work anymore they can't see each other ? The Link is present the icon show's there connected they both have the same workgroup "WORKGROUP''. I tried to manually configure. 1st one the other one the gateway and dns for the internet is (subnet
    did not work the won't see each other ?? Then let windows chose the ip's nothing there 1st of I get after a few seconds I get an valid Ip but again no able to connect. Then I looked to the fysical adress and here it is I think. Client has 00-C0-DF-0C-13-64 and the nic for the network on the server has FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    the nic for the cable internet has 00-40-95-30-9C-CF

    Could this FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF be the problem and if yes wath can I do about it ?

    Greetz Franky

    (ps I already formatted the server again and no luck olso it work for a few moments after the first install and the gave up)
  2. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    Rerun the Network Wizard on all PCs. That will usually solve a lot of ICS problems.

  3. Franky

    Franky Guest

    Tnx for the reply but I geuss I rerun the wizard about a 100 times :D and it solved nothing :( I toke out the nic with the fffff's and placed it in my pc an worked from there about 2 minutes later everething was working (even faster than before :D )

  4. Hi, I was wondering if both or your computer both have the "ipx/spx/netbios" protocal installed?? This is usually what I have to install before I can share files with the computers on my network. The Xp utility should have installed this.. if not, then do.