Hi all i have been trying to network two pc's together as a home network i have connected the two desktops via the ethernet adapter with a crossover cable,i have run the network wizard on both pc's and they have their own names but have the same workgroup name finished the network setup and rebooted but all i get is limited or no connection in the taskbar. The main pc is connected to a BT voyager 220v router and connects to the web no problem and the second will connect fine if i hard wire it to the router, but i wanted to connect the two pcs via the ethernet connection for file transfer to backup, could anyone offer up any suggestions as to what i have done wrong??? Desktop 1 XP Home SP2 Ethernet (Enabled)Intel Pro 100 VE Network Connection Desktop 2 XP Pro SP2 Ethernet (Enabled) 10/100 Ethernet Controller
Hi brundle sorry about the delay folled the instructions as to your link and it has worked fine i no longer have the limited connection. I tried to ping the other pc but get timed out with each attempemt so i folled the bit and where it tells me Uncheck the box titled: "Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet". Click OK. Now, try pinging the selected IP address again. I do not have a box to untick just a settings button and gives me the option to disable windows firewall which is disabled i use NIS. On the second PC if i open My Computer>My Network Places>View Workgroup Computers only that PC is listed if i do it on PC 1 i am told Workgroup is not accesible you might not have permissione to use this network recourse contact the Administrater of this server any ideas?? Thanks again for your help.
I'm not very familiar with Norton's firewall but you need to add the two addresses to a `trusted` range or network somewhere within the Norton settings. Is sharing enabled? Do both machines share an identical workgroup name? Do they have unique network names themselves?