connecting laptop to laptop via hub

  apple69 22:34 15 Nov 2005

just been trying to connect 2 laptops together via ethernet hub to play games, cant share files or anything... trying all nite. please help me!!

  mgmcc 23:14 15 Nov 2005

If you have connected the two together, have you:

- given each computer its own name, but put both in the *SAME* Workgroup?

- allocated an IP address in the TCP/IP settings of the network adapter in each PC? If not, give the PCs the IP addresses and with the *SAME* Subnet Mask of

- configured any firewall software to allow the networked computers to communicate by entering their IP addresses into its "trusted" area?

- set any folders that you want to have avaailable over the network as "shared" in their Properties?

This assumes that you are NOT using "Internet Connection Sharing". If you are, enabling ICS on the actual internet connection would configure the Local Area Connection with the IP address and the "client" PC would be set to get its IP address automatically, which it does by DHCP from the "host" PC.

  apple69 17:45 17 Nov 2005

thanx for the advice, gonna try soons as poss.

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