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cant network two computers
scot denman Nov-02-00 07:26 AM
I have two computers and i would like to network them, but i cant. I am running windows me on one and win98 on the other. On my windows me box i have a netwrking wizard and i ran that and it allows you to make a disk to put the wizard on the other comp. so i ran the setup on both computers and they can only see themselfs. so i checked and they didnt have net beui so i put that on both......still can only see themselfs...client for microsoft networks is the primary and i get six lines of info in a route print............please help

1. RE: cant network two computers
lbyard Nov-02-00 07:59 AM
In response to message 0
Well, the first thing you have to do is connect the two computers together... Larry

2. RE: cant network two computers
robert03 Nov-03-00 01:49 AM
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The disk that u created using with network wizard, is used for internet sharing, which means that both the computers have to be able to communicate first.
right click on the NN on the desk top and check to see if u have then protocols and serveices installed on both the machines ,then
on the ID tab add both the machines to a workgroup.

3. RE: cant network two computers
scot denman Nov-03-00 10:40 AM
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I do have them connected with an rj 45 crossover cable. Yes both have tcp/ip and net beui and client for microsoft networks are default and they are both set on WORKGROUP

4. RE: cant network two computers
lbyard Nov-03-00 11:42 AM
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First, inspect the cable ends and see if it is really a crossover cable… see http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/net2pc/hardware.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/network/cable/cable6.htm. Next, let's see if the computers can talk to each other at the very lowest level. Most Network Interface Cards (NICs) have LEDs on them. What are they telling you? Most NICs have a diagnostic program that comes on a floppy with the NIC. Suggest running it. The loopback test will fail, which is of no concern. What are the rest of the test results? Larry

5. RE: cant network two computers
lbyard Nov-03-00 11:48 AM
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You may need to boot the Me box to a floppy to run the NIC diags. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/software/windows/winme/startup/page1.html. Larry

6. RE: cant network two computers
scot denman Nov-05-00 05:59 AM
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ok sorry it must not be a crossover cable i did see one wire that doesnt match so i thought it was...can i make it crossover? only one of my nics have led and the act light blinks sometimes and the link stays off. I do not have a diag disk for any of my nics cause one is built in to the motherboard and the other is from an old comp.............do i need to buy a cross over or can i do anything else?

thank you for all your help

7. RE: cant network two computers
v70t5 Nov-07-00 11:43 PM
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i thought the disk you make from me is to configure the clients for ics.


8. RE: cant network two computers
scot denman Nov-08-00 01:53 AM
In response to message 7
the disk is for ics but it is also supposed to setup the lan at the same time

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