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Networking Nightmare.....please help

By Loucifer1
May 3, 2006
  1. First, I'd like to say hello to everybody in the techspot forums. This is my first thread, so bear with me here....
    I'm trying to network two computers. One is an emachines w3107 running XP home SP2. The Other is a home-build with the same OS. Everything was fine until one day, the inevitable crash came through on the home-built (which has an MSI K7N2 mobo in it). I went from win XP Pro to XP home edition sp2, and the troubles began. I have researched the sp2 networking bug and downloaded the registry fix and updatre and installed them on both computers to no avail. The hub is a linksys nh 1005 5-port hub, and always worked fine before this. I have checked the cables and connections and all is secure. Now, I can build a great gaming computer, but my knowledge of net works is VERY limited. I went on to set static ip addresses for both computers, 192.168.0.1 for the emac, 192.168.0.2 for the home build. The Emachine connects to the internet using a dial-up connection. This seemed to resolve the issue of little or no connectivity....but the computers still refuse to see each other or share files through the hub. They show valid LAN connections, but they lie. No connection. The Emac connectsd to the internet fine, though. I have both subnets set to 255.255.255.0 Any Ideas? Boy, I hope there is an easy fix for this one......sucks not having a shared connection, now I have to use hher computer for the net.....lol.....help
     
  2. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    Can you ping each computer?

    Have you got firewalls on the computers? Are they enabled? Or is the network allowed through the firewall?
     
  3. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    emac w3107..............
    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : YOUR-9CDC18FC53
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    PPP adapter EarthLink patriciadixon@earthlink.net:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 4.156.100.206
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 4.156.100.206
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 207.69.188.185
    207.69.188.186
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


    NOt sure if this really helps....I don't know how to 'PING' them......this is the info for the emac.......ill post the info for the other computer soon.
     
  4. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ahh, by the way, no firewalls are turned on, including windows crappy one, lol
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    ping: goto start>run cmd
    type in ping ipaddress

    one thing you might have overlooked.. workgroup names are supposed to be the same and files/folders shared options activated
     
  6. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ping ipaddress
    Ping request could not find host ipaddress. Please check the name and try again.


    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ping/ipaddress
    Value must be supplied for option /ipaddress.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>

    Am I missing some command parameter? BTW, I checked and file and printer sharing is on, and both computers belong to MSHOME.
     
  7. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    No. Put this command in, say computer A has ipaddress 192.168.0.5 then in computer B type in " ping 192.168.0.5 "

    See if it gets a response.
     
  8. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ping 192.168.100.2

    Pinging 192.168.100.2 with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.100.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>
    changed address from 192.168.0.2 TO 192.168.100.2 changed third number to 100 on both pcs, no difference..
     
  9. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    here are the pings from the home-build...................
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Black Mamba>ping 192.168.100.1

    Pinging 192.168.100.1 with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.100.1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    C:\Documents and Settings\Black Mamba>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LOU
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-09-5D-F7-5A
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.100.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
     
  10. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    how is the first machine connected to the wan internet
    do you have something like 2 nics in first machine and one nic in 2nd
    if this is true
    the 2nd nic going to the other machine must be setup as dhcp
    best bet is to use the ICS xp
    set the 2nd nic to dynamic set the 2nd machines nic to dynamic
    run ICS on first machine
    be aware that xp home both machines need to log in as the same user and password
    the cable between the 2 is cross over right
    you may have heard this befor ,but you should get yerslef a nice little router and this will all go away
    and xp home is the pits
     
  11. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Still cant figure it out....
     
  12. Loucifer1

    Loucifer1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Finally!

    I figured it out! I had just signed up for earthlink dial up...and the disk they sent had an 'accelerator' included. This accelerator changed some proxy settings. And killed connectivity. What a bunch of crap just to click a box, lol. Once again, thanx to all who responded to this post.
     
  13. Lynne

    Lynne TS Rookie

    Lynne

    You need to have both computers in the same workgroup for them to see each other. Go to My Computer/Computer tab/check the workgroup on each computer and make sure it's the same. You can change the name of the workgroup on the computer tab.
     
  14. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    From my experience with the new windows editions networking is a breeze. You go into My Network Places, Run Network Setup Wizard. Set it to the right things and your choice of workgroup name. Then at the end it asks if you want to make a Network Setup disk. You do this, then you take the disk and run it on the other computer. Restart both and i would think all would work. I remember back with WIN98 setting the IPs and everything. But since i believe i started using ME the network pretty much set itself up.
     
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