Lan problem.

By Plague
Aug 27, 2004
  1. Ok, I have 2 computers. One running 2k(directly connected to the router), the other running XP The router is a linksys wrt54G router with earthlink dsl modem (netopia) connected to it.

    The problem: While the net connection works with both computers without a problem, the XP computer can ping and connect to the 2k computer without a problem and print to the 2k computer's printer. The 2k computer can't connect or even ping the XP computer. This problem occured after I installed the dsl modem. No firewalls are involved.
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  3. Plague

    Plague TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Didn't help.

    As a side note, the xp computer won't start its firewall services. Would that be related?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Do you have fixed or dynamic IP, and if dynamic, is DHCP enabled?
    Same workgroup, same subnet on all PCs?

    Tell us please which settings you have on each PC.
    In a command-window, type in:
    ipconfig /all
    It will show you the local settings.
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