Weird! Networking 2 computers using crossover cable & ICS
Posted on 2003-10-28
I am trying to network 2 notebook computers, using a crossover network cable.
Windows 2000 Pro
Has USB connection to ADSL modem
Internet connection has ICS (sharing) enabled
Windows XP Pro
Is registered on a domain, for work purposes (I'm attempting to connect these 2 computers at home).
Now here's where it starts getting really weird...
When the 2 computers are connected with the crossover cable, they can see each other - but only to a limited extent:
- I can map to shared folders on the remote computer BUT I am required to provide a user name and password, even though the guest account is active, enabled and has permissions.
- I can view the remote computer by name in the windows explorer.
- The computers cannot ping each other.
- While computer B gets its IP address from the DHCP server on computer A, and has 192.168.0.1 as its default gateway, it cannot communicate at all with computer A, either by IP address or by computer name.
- Naturally, any attempts to use the internet connection share (which is really what I'm after) are in vain.
Anyone have any idea what to do with this?