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itsonlybarney
05-21-2005, 11:56 AM
i cant get my win2k and winXP to connect with each other. i have enabled file sharing on both computers but i can't see the other computer. i read a website suggesting to disable the XP firewall but it hasn't worked.

i'm open to suggestions....

JamieR
05-21-2005, 12:16 PM
Have you made sure they are in the same workgroup i.e. MSHOME or WORKGROUP?

itsonlybarney
05-21-2005, 12:35 PM
all settings are identical
i dunno wat else to try....

JamieR
05-21-2005, 12:51 PM
How are you connecting them? via a Cat5e Crossover cable or through a router/switch?

Can you share files between them after enabling file sharing and sharing a drive? Can you ping them?

Do they have different LAN IP addresses? such as 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2?

itsonlybarney
05-22-2005, 11:45 AM
through a router and the router is also DHCP server....but i noticed that the win2k computer says its connected to the router but it doesn't have an IP address....i know that having no IP address is the problem but i cant seem to get an IP set for it....

JamieR
05-22-2005, 12:31 PM
Hrm.........set a manual IP address for both computers and then see what happens.



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