No response to my last post click here and now I really am pulling my hair out. Both computers can ping each other, but only the ME "host" can see the files on the XP machine. I have even managed to transfer files from the XP to the ME, but no sign of the "host" in XP Network places. Disabled the XP (SP2) firewall and am running ZoneAlarm pro instead, on the XP PC. Have "Outpost" on the ME machine which has Internet ADSL access. Also, I can't for the life of me, remember how I access the internet using the XP through the ME connection. I really need help here folks! I've spent almost the whole week of a hard-earned holiday on this, and although I've made progress, I'm still not a lot farther on. HELP!
As a thought, I do know of a company that will only use win me, having built several computers for them (me because of the software they use) pcillin anti-virus which comes free with their choice of motherboards, does knock out any attempt of networking,.
Hi LastChip, thanks for responding. Yep, I know about the firewall issue, and set up the network with them all disabled. IP addresses are set up as follows for host (ME) 192.168.0.1 (subnet 255.255.255.0) and client (XP) 192.168.0.2. Default gateway set as for host PC, (is this correct) and god only knows if file and printer sharing is set up correctly or not!
I've pinged the XP address from the ME machine successfully, and vice versa. I'm muddled now over the file/printer sharing, because I've mucked around so much with the settings on both machines, that I've lost my place through frustration. I'm sure you know what that's like?