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Hey all :)

Ok, basically my set up now is two computer both running xp pro, pc1 is able to connect to the net (cable) but the other is not. I do a quick network between the two and find that i am able to ping between each comp, and pc2 is being leased an ip from the dchp on pc1. I can't connect to the net on pc2, nor can either comp view each others' shared folder. File and internet sharing are both enabled. The network card in each computer is working fine and the crossover cable isn't dodgy or anything.

When i first installed the modem onto comp1 (its using ethernet, not usb) it recorded my mac address, if that has anything to do with the problem (i have optusnet cable by the way). Umm, if theres anything else needed to answer the question i'll continue to check back every hour or so :).

Thanks in advance

ps (i dont have a lot of points so go easy on me :P, im rewarding 200 however :))
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by:abu_deep
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First let us make this check list :
 
1) Both computers must be on the same subnet.
If you're giving them private ip addresses, 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101 - they both should have a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.  You can set the gateway to be the ip address of the other machine or leave it as blank.

2) enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP:
Right-click your network connection/local area network and choose properties
Find your TCP/IP protocol, click it and click properties
  Click the Advanced button on the General tab.
  Click the WINS tab.
  Under NetBIOS setting heading
   Click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
  Click OK to apply and close out the dialogue box...

3) make both computers at the same workgroup.

4) This is a pinout to make sure your crossover is correct.  This uses the EAIA standard

                                                       NORMAL    
                                                           
                                        1----------------     -----------------     -----------------     WHITE / GREEN    
                                        2----------------     -----------------     -----------------     GREEN / WHITE    
                                        3----------------     -----------------     -----------------     WHITE / ORANGE    
                                        4----------------     -----------------     -----------------     BLUE / WHITE    
CABLE                                        5----------------     -----------------     -----------------     WHITE / BLUE    
                                        6----------------     -----------------     -----------------     ORANGE / WHITE    
                                        7----------------     -----------------     -----------------     WHITE / BROWN    
                                        8----------------     -----------------     -----------------     BROWN / WHITE    
                                                           
                                                       REVERSED    
                                                           
          NOTE: CLIP IS ON BOTTOM                                   WHITE / ORANGE    
                                                       ORANGE / WHITE    
                                                       WHITE / GREEN    
                                                       BLUE / WHITE    
                                                       WHITE / BLUE    
                                                       GREEN / WHITE    
                                                       WHITE / BROWN    
                                                       BROWN / WHITE    

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also you have to Turn off DHCP both machins ,before you statically assign an IP address of 192.168.1.100 and subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and you should be good.
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by:mlk65
ID: 12004916
Hi!

The Xp Pro, when using in workgroup otherwise as work in domain (More : "How to Set Security in Windows XP Professional That Is Installed in a Workgroup" http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290403 )

The reg key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"ForceGuest"=dword:00000000
U can import this setting to registry with "regedit.exe /s this_reg_settings.reg" command.

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