Computers wont connect

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I recently tried to set up my home network with 2 computers on Windows XP. The two computers said that tey had a connection of 100Mbps, however, they just sent packages to each other at random times. The computers only recieved about 3 packages an hour. This meant that I could not access files on the other computer, or connect to the internet. Could someone please tell me how to set up a home network from scratch, with internet connection sharing.

Question by:Andyb43
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    1; make sure that you have a crossover cable if you are not using a hub or switch (where you would need 2 patch cables.

    2; setting up the network on the first pc (PC1), the one that connects to the internet, in Control Panel>Network Connections right click on Local Area Connection, then click on properties then double click on TCP/IP, click on Use The Following IP Address and enter into IP Address then hit the TAB key and should appear in subnet mask.

    3; setting up the network on the second pc (PC2), follow the above instructions but instaed of the put in  then in Default Gateway enter PC1's IP address, then click on Use the following DNS server addresses and enter PC1's IP in the Preferred DNS server and into Alternate DNS server.

    4; download proxyui from analogx and install on PC1 and configure according to instructions, read the help file.

    5; In Interent Explorer on PC2 go to Tools>Options then Connections tab, click on LAN Settings button and put a tick in the Use a Proxy Server.....  tick box and enter PC1's IP into the Address box and 6588 into the Port box. OK to everything.

    Now when PC1 is connected you will be able to connect with PC2

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    I did this and the computers say that they are connected. I ping the host computer and get a reply, however, when i try to ping the slave from the host, there is no reply

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    Plus,after i ping the host, as soon as the pinging has finished, the sending and recieving of data stops.
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    In answer to your first comment, if you have any firewalls on the slave, disable them and try again.

    Second, thats correct, there will be no data transfer apart from the occasional packet unless you make something happen.

    The other thing that I haven't mentioned is file sharing, to do this you need to share a directory by right clicking and go down to Sharing and Security, you will have to share the folder to allow others to read or copy the files and you will have to allow them to modify the files to enable editing or saving to that directory.

    On the slave are you able to connect to the internet with the settings that I mentioned in my previous post?

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