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Help with networking 2 pc's.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mr wolf, Oct 2, 2003.

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  1. mr wolf

    mr wolf Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have been trying to connect to pc's together for lan gaming purposes, and double internet access.

    Both PC's are running Windows XP, and both have the netbeui protocol installed.

    I have a 4 way router, which is connected to my cable modem through the wan port.

    The two pc's are connected to the router by the 1x and 2x ports.

    When they are connected I run the network setup wizard in the networking screen, on both pc's.

    Afterward neither PC can access the net, and they cannot access each other.

    When I check the status of the network connection, I am told that they are connected.

    In the network screen on the main pc however, there are 2 connections present one reads "1394 net adapter", the other "Nvidia nforce MCP networking". This was true before I tried to connect them together.

    Can anyone tell me what I may be doing wrong?

    Or what I should check?

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I think I'd STOP using the brain dead XP networking wizard! Uninstall the NIC from Device Manager and reboot and let it be discovered again and install it's drivers if requested.

    Open Network Properties, and under TCP/IP, set it to Automatically assign IP and DNS addresses.

    See if that doesn't get you running.
     
  3. mr wolf

    mr wolf Thread Starter

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    Thanks a lot.

    Worked a treat.

    :D
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You can thank Microsoft for making a simple job complicated, and screwing it up in the process! :D
     
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