network set up problems

  fire 17:17 29 Jan 2004

i have just installed a 10/100 card in my pc running xp pro and connected a croosover cable to the port and then connected the other end to laptop running xp home i have trie d the network wizard but the 2 pcs arent seeing each other, can anybody help with basic advice as i havnt a clue on networks although i do know about normal pcs, please bear with me.....thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 17:23 29 Jan 2004

Do you have a firewall running? If so, try to disable it and see if there is an improvement.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:24 29 Jan 2004

click here - might help.

  Chegs ® 17:26 29 Jan 2004

Manually cfg the IP addresses as and In XP the Subnet Masks set themselves,but they both need to be Then,right-click the files/folders/hdd's you want to share,select "Sharing" and reboot.Once both pc's are running,wait a few minutes(XP tends to be slow over initial network start)then try using network.If it doesn't go,post back.

  cylon 17:37 29 Jan 2004

I was javing similair difficulties only last week.

My check list would
1..Can you ping it ? If not the firewall might be getting in the way.
2..Do you need a firewall rule to allow access
3..Check out the permissions on the sharing tab of the folder properties. if your running XP home this can only done by booting into safe mode.


  fire 22:36 29 Jan 2004

ok first things first where do i disable the firewall in xp pro and xp home also i have noticed in con panel and network that there is a network bridge - mac bridge miniport which is enabled should this be there or not i did tell you i know nothing about networks at all so all is confusing at the moment....cheers

  Chegs ® 22:45 29 Jan 2004
  fire 22:53 29 Jan 2004

when i put the card in and switch back on then xp doesnt recognise that there is new hardware according to reading it says there may be problem with bios are there any settings i need to make....thanks

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