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My network is taking a long time to view drives two xp machines direct connect

Posted on 2003-03-12
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Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have two xp machines connected with a cross over cable. When I access network neighborhood I can only see one computer and that one computer is extremly slow when u try to open a folder or hard drive. My network connection has File print sharing qos packet scheduler (set to use 0% resources), NwLink Netbios, NwLink ipx/spx/netbios compatible transport protocal, and tcp/ip enabled on both machines. At one time this network worked perfectly but after a lan party and a format things went to hell.
Question by:xoxide

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try a straight through cable and install netbeui
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stevenlewis earned 300 total points
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Hi, xoxide, the crossover cable is the correct cable (unless  you have a hub)
why the NWlink? for games?

and set tcp like this
Mach #1
subnet mask
gateway blank
disable dns and wins

Mach #2
subnet mask
 gateway blank
disable dns and wins

and enable NetBIOS over tcp
do you have link lights ont he NIC's?

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