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Two isolated XP machines can not see each other

Posted on 2005-04-14
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I have two brand new Dell machines running XP that I need to network so they can share files....No internet connection, just those two machines.  They are both plugged in via normal Cat5 cables to a little 4-port Netgear hub and I get lights on both machines and both ports on the hub.  I disabled the XP firewall on both of them, gave them 192.168.0.x addresses, 255.255.255.0 subnet, joined them both to the "test" workgroup, and they can not ping each other.....I have to be forgetting something basic, I ust can't think of what it is!
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Nevermind, it was the dang McCaffee FireWall.  Please Close.
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Any other firewall?
Try connecting them with a crossover to take the hub out of the equation.
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