WinXp networking setup
Posted on 2003-02-20
Recently created a small home network. I have my old desktop pc (which now serves as a dedicated Grand Prix Legends server) and my laptop, which sits on the desk for myself and family to access the internet/email with and that I use to play GPL in the league. I dont have a monitor hooked up to the server, so I access it remotely from my laptop.
So, I bought a Linksys wireless access point. The computers are not networked using the wireless connection.
A buddy of mine suggested to create static IP's on each machine then turn off DHCP in the router software so I did that. Everything seem to work fine for a day or so, but then I logged onto the laptop this morning and was unable to access email or the internet. And, I was unable to connect to any of the network drives on my other machine, nor could I access the other pc remotely...
any suggestions on where to start to find out what this is and how I can set the network up so it's persistent?