Unable to see the other PC when networking with Windows XP PRO
Posted on 2003-03-12
I have 2 reasonable spec PCs with Windows XP Pro installed, i am unable to network the 2 together and its driving me mad. I have installed new NICs, tried different PCI slots and different crossover cables but each still cant see the other, i have no hardware conflicts on either, one has a USB cable modem additional to the NIC and the other a Firewire card, i have tried the IPCONFIG and ping check, it works for this one ( the master due internet connection ) but fails ( timeout ) from the client, both PCs have a 169.254.***.*** IP address, i am sure ( regardless of what MS troubleshooting says ) there is not a hardware fault - can anyone help please??