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home network

By ace_caz
Jun 10, 2005
  1. hi

    can anyone help me set up 2 computers for home networking.
    no idea how to do this, I have the cable and I have tried to set it up but nothing..I just cant get to grasps with it!

    anyone out there willing to help!? :knock:
     
  2. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 340

    INFORMATION Please

    What operating system is on these computers? Do you have NICs in them? Do you have a router? What type of cable is it that you have? A crossover cable?
     
  3. ace_caz

    ace_caz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    home networking

    both computer are xp
    i have a cross over cable
    not sure what a NICS is
     
  4. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 340

  5. ace_caz

    ace_caz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is that what i need ??
     
  6. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 340

    Nic

    If you don't have one in each computer, yes, you need to get them. Simply check the rear of your PCs to see if there's a port to plug the crossover cable into. If you need them, you're in luck - there one of the cheapest components to buy for a PC. Don't pay more than $15 USD for one. Reply with anymore questions.
     
  7. ace_caz

    ace_caz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    home networking

    main computer: i have connection, which is indicated by a small message and i can see a yellow dot moving up and down.

    laptop: status connected but no matter what!! i cant access the internet?
    anyone have some ideas why i cant access the web?
     
  8. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    If you have an Internet connection on the desktop then run the Internet Connection Sharing wizard.
     
  9. ace_caz

    ace_caz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have done that, ive mad sure the ip and gateway adresses are correct
    when i try to connect to the internet on my second comp(laptop) i get a dial up box but im alrdy connected on my main comp ive went through all setups but i still cant get it to work, i feel im overlooking 1 thing but dont know what.
     
  10. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    On the laptop.
    In Control Panel select Internet Options | Connections tab and set it to 'Never dial a connection'
     
  11. ace_caz

    ace_caz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks; :grinthumb but that is not the problem.
    i think i shall quit!
    thanks to all that offered help and advice, cheers!
     
     
  12. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    You give up easily. :)
    Did you try pinging each computer to check that they see each other? Have you checked the firewall settings? How did you check the network settings?

    Go to Start and in the Run box type

    cmd /k ipconfig/all

    Do this on both machines to check they are the same.
     
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