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Help with networking lan with game.

By eddiedahhh
Jul 30, 2008
  1. alright ive been trying to get my computers to connect with each other so I can game with my brother ( LAN IT UP) I did the whole "Set up network place" and I was able to access my brothers shared files. But his computer wouldn't show my shared files.

    Any Idea why?

    And also I tried doing a LAN for Age of Empires 2 but I have no idea how to connect our computers.

    I need majoooorrrrr help!

    and yeah im a "n00b" at this.

    please help me!

    anything will do!

    Thanks again.
     
  2. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Do you have an ethernet network in place?
    Do you have a router in place?
    Or are you just connecting both computers by a crossover cable?
    If you have successfully linked both pc's then it should be as simple as:
    pc1 acts as server/host and 'hosts a game/start lan game'
    pc2 acts as client and 'joins lan game'join server'
    The clients pc should find all lan games on the network and list them for you to choose from.

    That's the basics, but we'll need a little more info from you.
    Type of network?
    What game?
     
  3. eddiedahhh

    eddiedahhh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have it set up as:

    Cable to modem

    Modem connects to router (not wireless)

    2 comps

    Im not to sure if they're connected properly because my computer can view the other computers shared folders, but the other one cant.

    I set up a network on both computers and in the same work group. so im not sure why the other one can view them.

    The game is Age of empires 2 its a pretty old game.
    I create a game but, pc2 cant find it.

    Thanks.
     
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