Probably easy - replace router network with 2-machine network on XP
Posted on 2004-08-23
I had a simple network with four XP machines set up with a broadband router. This worked fine, but now I've moved house and need to connect my two computers. One connects to the internet, and I've set up a new LAN which connects to the internet and is enabled, shared and (XP) firewalled. I've run the wizard to configure this as the connecting machine. This machine works fine.
I've connected the other computer to this with a 10/100 wire, strung between their built-in network sockets (which used to go to the router). Problem is, the other computer isn't auto-recognising this, and says that the network connection is unplugged. What do I need to do?
Thanks very much.