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#1 robmca

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Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:17 PM

i have two desktop pc's both running xp pro both have the same pci network cards fitted and thats about as far as i have managed to get after 4 days of changing ip address and everything else the instructions say. any help please Rob :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:04 AM

Ok, how are your pcs connected, are they connected to each other? are they
connectedby a router or hub? What are your IP settings?
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Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:47 AM

Do you just want to network the computers or are you trying to share a broadband internet connection?

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 10:34 AM

the two pc's have identical wireless pci cards
( DWL-G510 Air plus G Wireless PCI Adapter)
and i am trying to share the internet connection between the two pc's

PC 1

IP adress 192.168.0.52
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway 192.168.0.1
Preferred DNS server 192.168.0.1

PC2

IP adress 192.168.0.53
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway 192.168.0.1
Preferred DNS server 192.168.0.1

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 10:46 AM

What type of Router are you using? In other words, your internet connection comes out of the wall somehow. Where does it go to?

You also need to have the two computers in the same workgroup but with separate names.

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 01:51 PM

OK, I see you're using D-Link NIC cards for the PCs, are you using a D-Link Router? Do you have any firewall programs running? You may need to disable them until you get the PCs connected. You may need to see if you need to enter the MAC addresses into the router to a able to connect. I had a problem with connecting wireless PCs at work to the router. We had a lot of levels of security (now more since I came on) to go through to get them connected. Most Wireless routers have default security settings as well as MAC filtering enabled. You may have to log into your router, which you can do easily if you have all the instructions that came with the router, then check the settings. Also what Leurgy said too, check and see if the names are the same.
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Posted 20 April 2005 - 02:52 PM

Do you have SP2 installed on both computers?

If so, just run the connection wizard (after shutting whatever firewall/s you are using off). Remember that you cannot use more than one firewall at a time on each computer, so when you reenable the firewall just choose one per computer.

By the way, the free Zonealarm SE and several other available freeware firewalls are considerably better than the one that comes standard with Windows as they cover both incoming and outgoing connections. Windows covers incoming only and therefore will not warn you of contamination by phone home malware or trojans.




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