I need help please i wanna network 2 computers together one of em has XP pro and the other one has win2k pro i cant seem to get them to connect with each other how do i do this i just wanna share files thanks
Firstly check you have the WinXP firewall disabled...
now check the usernames and passwords on the machines.
WinXP box: user
You need to set up another user on the Win2K box (you never need to use it, its just so the WinXP machine can connect) using the WinXP info. So in the example above, you would add a user profile to Win2K called "user" with the password "wibble".
Also, check both machines are in the same workgroup - WinXP tends not to complain so much about workgroups (well, it hasnt in my experience anyway lol), but Win2K does.
Also check the IP addresses are in the same range and subnet - although they probably will be because they need to be in the same range as the router in order to get online, it might be worth checking it. Check that you're using static IP addressing rather than DHCP - if you're only using 2 machines, its easier with static because you know what IP each machine is on (I tend to always use static IP addressing as its easier to work out which machine is which).
Can you ping the other machines? i.e. ping Win2K from WinXP and vice versa?
Try those things out and post back how you get on.
stupid question, but errr... is a Linksys router suitable for networking?? Normally you need a hub or cross-link cable to connect two computers with each other in an (intranet) network. A hardware router just helps them to access the internet not to access each other.
Originally posted by ChrissiCom stupid question, but errr... is a Linksys router suitable for networking?? Normally you need a hub or cross-link cable to connect two computers with each other in an (intranet) network. A hardware router just helps them to access the internet not to access each other.
OK i have figured out my problem i had to in stall NWlink on my Xp machine then they could both see each other
Now i got another problem my Xp machine cant log onto my 2k machine. i made a user for it on my 2k but it still wont get in it gives me a logon failure and tells me that i dont have permisson to go on but 2k machine can log onto my xp machine fine and can share files