View Full Version : Networking problem.

10-05-2005, 12:11 PM
hi guys,
i want to establish a home network for sharing internet and files etc. I am using 5 ports netgear switch. Both computers have Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 1 installed in it. IP is set to obtain automatically on both the computers. but the problem is that i can see other computer on network and the same problem is with other computer. let me clear. I can only see my computer name using my pc and my mate can only see his computer name using his pc. Any idea why is that ??? :confused:

10-05-2005, 04:51 PM
your just networking with a switch i guess?? no router??

if that is the case and the switch doesn't have DHCP then u will need to assign IPs yourself....

10-05-2005, 06:44 PM
Assingn the lan adaptors IP addresses then configure firewalls to allow access from one pc to the other and vice versa. The setup network shares.