XP Home netwrok problems

  talia 20:09 03 Sep 2004


I am trying to network to PC running XP Home. One will be the hub with the other sharing printer, files & internet.

Connested all up using OCI network card on the hub and the onboard SIS ethernet on the other.I cannot get XP to set the network, I get the message that the hardware is not connecte or the cable is not plugged in but cable plugged in and the devices say they are working fine.

All help appreciated.....

  talia 20:10 03 Sep 2004

Typing error should read PCI

  bremner 20:12 03 Sep 2004

Are you using a crossover cable as you should or a straight RJ45?

  talia 20:28 03 Sep 2004

I am using a standard CAT5 RJ45 cable as I want file sharing and the slave machiune to use the internet connection on the main.

Is this wrong? I am setting up in my home office for an employee to use when I am on the main machine.

  bremner 20:31 03 Sep 2004

As you need to send and recive between both machines you need a crossover cable click here

  talia 20:42 03 Sep 2004

Ah! Ha!

I should use a crossover cable. Despite downloading all the info from microsoft they do not tell you the cable you should use

  Strawballs 23:44 03 Sep 2004

When you said 1 will be the hub I think that you mean gateway as a hub is what you use to connect more than 2 computers together when one is being used as a gateway.The gateway is the computer that is connected to the net and 1 other is connected using a crossover cable or a hub if multiple computers.

  talia 08:33 04 Sep 2004

Youare correct one will be the Gateway. One more thing do both have to be connected to the phone line or does the non-gatetway machine just dial in through the gateway???

  bremner 08:42 04 Sep 2004

Have a look at this click here

  talia 20:46 04 Sep 2004

Great site!!

many thanks

  Strawballs 00:04 05 Sep 2004

The gateway machine is the only one connected to the phone line and it will have to be dialed up and online all the time that you wish the other machine to access the net.

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