i've got two Pc's that i am trying to 'network'. well by network, i've connected them via a patch cable!!!
The main one i have set to have an ip address of 192.168.0.1, as thats the internet pc, and the other 192.168.0.2, both with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0
one is win xp home (1) and the other win xp pro (2)
they are both members of the same workgroup (called HOME)
they seem to connect ok and can both access the internet, but thats about it.
i can't ping each other, can't share out a printer (which alerted me to this problem) nore share files.
i'm not 100% sure what i have done wrong. the only things i can think of, is i have connected them wrong (which i don't think is the case otherwise the internet wouldn't work), or home and pro can't work together (again, why does the net work?).
if anyone can suggest anything or you need more info, please ask