Networking?

Discussion in 'Networking and Computer Security' started by Vauxhall121, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Vauxhall121

    Vauxhall121 Geek Trainee

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    Hi, i have 2 computers both running xp that i want to network to share an internet connection, in one machine which is the "slave" machine i have a Belkin Desktop Network PCI Card F5D5000, and in the main computer i have a built in network port on my motherboard, i have connected a network cable to both computers and gone through the home network setup wizard but nothing is happening and the network sign in the bottom corner isnt doing anything??? what have i done wrong?
     
  2. donkey42

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    try using "network magic" (in my signiture)
     
  3. Karanislove

    Karanislove It's D Grav80 Of Luv

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    You will get a good idea, when you read [link=http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/deploy/p2pintro.mspx]Microsofts Tutorial[/link] on P2P

    Edit: Or if you dont want to go through this whole thing then,
    Assign IP addresses to both the machines eg 192.168.2.1 on machine one and 192.168.2.2 on machine two. Go to command prompt in any machine and type ping (ip address of other machine)...If you can ping then it means that machines can talk to each other.
     
  4. Vauxhall121

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    I tried pinging and got nothing???????
     
  5. Vauxhall121

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    Right network magin wont work because it says i need to be connected to my netowork, which i thought i was!!! Is there anyway of testing if my network cards/ports are working??? If not does anyone know anything else?
     
  6. donkey42

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    the cable you are using, is it:

    a crossover cable - works
    a nework patch cable - won't work
     
  7. Vauxhall121

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  8. Matt555

    Matt555 iMod

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    Yeah make sure it's a crossover cable, otherwise it just won't work, simple as.
     
  9. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    cross-over cable for comp2comp and the cable you have (usually a blue one) is for connecting to a hub or router then another cable from the hub or router to the other comp.
     
  10. Vauxhall121

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    Right so will the second one i showed be ok??
     
  11. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    Yes. However, if you have a router, that'd be even better, since you wouldn't have to have one PC on for the other to get online.
     
  12. Vauxhall121

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    Now thats cool router it is i think :)
     
  13. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    yeah coz, you plug the ethernet from the modem directly into the router. So that's cool.
     
  14. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    ...and you do not use a crossover cable.
     
  15. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    .....lol.....
     
  16. Addis

    Addis The King

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    Most network cards now as well as switches will detect when a non crossover cable is being used in direct links and automatically adjust.
     
  17. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    I wouldn't say "most" but some will. Auto crossover features do cause problems on occasion anyway, so it's always wise to use the right cable for the right job.
     
  18. Vauxhall121

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    Well i bought a crossover cable and it says i am connected but i cant get on the internet on the other computer?
     
  19. Vauxhall121

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    And there not pinging either.
     
  20. roy92

    roy92 CSS HAXOR

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    is your modem connected via usb?
     

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