Can sumone help me with Networking

By Km91
Dec 11, 2005
  1. okay i have two computers, one is XP pro with SP2 and ones with Xp Home SP2, i've tried making lan alot of times and the closest i've been is sharing files. can sumone explain step by step how to lan these two computers so that i can play games with each other but not share internet. All i have is a cross over cable and i don't want to buy a router or hub so can sumone plz tell me how to do this?
    i really wanna play the same game with my brother
    thanx if you can help me. :giddy:
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,150   +597

    you need to configure the TCP/IP manually on both machines.
    If you use DIAL-up to access the internet, then this should do the trick
    first, there's some common stuff to both machines

    subnet mask
    dns address

    each machine gets a unique address ....
    and the gateway on one is the address of the other ....

    each machine should be able to ping the other
    run CMD and enter
    both should work.

    now you should be able to enable File Sharing on both machines.
    be sure to set the Firewall to enable Filesharing
    (or allow 192.168.0/32 tcp+upd ports 139+445 )

    Once this is all working, you may need to recreate your dialup
    account to ensure it is still working too.
  3. Km91

    Km91 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx heaps jobeard it works :) thanx heaps
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