Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:10 PM
It is likely a firewall issue. However, you should make sure (as above) you have folders to share. (folder icon will have a hand under it) you may also think about making your addresses static (192.168.x.x).
-find network places
-right click on local area network, select properties
-click on properties
-make static changes here
once that is done, firewall is temporarily disabled, and you have made sure you have a folder to share, try going into command prompt, and type"ping 192.168.x.x" whatever the ip address of the other node is. do this to both of the computers. if you get no "time outs" you can see and talk to computers through the cat 5 wire, which by the way, must be a "crossover " cable, or it won't work