View Full Version : networking win2k and winXP

05-21-2005, 12:56 PM
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....

05-21-2005, 01:16 PM
Have you made sure they are in the same workgroup i.e. MSHOME or WORKGROUP?

05-21-2005, 01:35 PM
all settings are identical
i dunno wat else to try....

05-21-2005, 01:51 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 and

05-22-2005, 12:45 PM
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....

05-22-2005, 01:31 PM
Hrm.........set a manual IP address for both computers and then see what happens.