i am trying to network 2 vista laptops via ethernet. they are connected with a crossover cable.
i have turned on network discovery and file sharing on both machines and turned off both firewalls.
they are in the same workgroup.
i can ping each way to their ip addresses shown in ipconfig.
they show both connected to a private, unidentified network and but they don't seem to see each other. their network maps don't show any connection.
what am i missing?