network problem

  peterb1947 15:07 11 Apr 2004

i have networked two computers together. the one without an internet connection cans access the internet. both computers can see the network. but neither computer can access the other one.
any ideas

  LastChip 15:14 11 Apr 2004


  peterb1947 16:44 11 Apr 2004

xp connected to internet and the other is me

  alan227 17:00 11 Apr 2004

Have you given the folders you want to share permission to allow file sharing?.

  alan227 17:02 11 Apr 2004

Also how are they connected together, by cables or a router?.

  peterb1947 17:12 11 Apr 2004

yes allowed file sharing joined by cross over cable

  howard60 17:50 11 Apr 2004

if you have zone alarm set firewall internet security to medium and trusted to low

  alan227 17:59 11 Apr 2004

Are you running firewalls if so have you set them up for sharing, i.e. IP addresses of both computers.

  LastChip 20:17 11 Apr 2004

Both computers should be on the same Workgroup. The default is often (confusingly) called workgroup!

Each machine should have a different name.

Try opening a command prompt (Programs; Accessories) and type;

ping {opposite computer name]

So, if your XP machine is called grapes for example, from the ME machine type, "ping grapes" (no quotes) and let us know the result.

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