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help with 2 computer 5E crossover LAN

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#1 onlysoni


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 04:49 PM

Please help I can not get my computers to talk to each other. It is showing that the LAN is active, but when I try to show computers on my LAN, or anything like that I get an error message that says that I am not authorized to use the network resources and to contact the administrator.

I am the administrator. I used the Network wizard to create the connection and have tried changing settings but nothing works to this poing. Any help?

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:44 PM

Make sure the name you use for the workgroup is spelled exactly the same way on both computers.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 06:21 PM

Have you verified that each computer can see one another:

Have to tried to PING the other computer?

Run an IPCONFIG from the command prompt from each computer to obtain the IP address.

Have you used this cross over cable before?

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 09:03 PM

Precisely what operating systems are on the two computers?

Soltek QBIC, Pentium 4 3.0GHz, 512MB RAM, 200GB SATA HDD, ATI Radeon 9600XT 256MB, Netgear 54Mb/s WAP, ridiculously expensive Satellite Broadband
Windows XP Home SP2, Trend Micro Internet Security, Firefox, Thunderbird, AdAwareSE, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, A-squared Free, Ewido Security Suite.

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