Thread: Creating a wired network
November 20th, 2005, 09:32 PM #1
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Creating a wired network
How on earth do you do this? lol I have no success at all. I have used the networking wizard and have installed different clients,services and protocols thinking this would solve the problem but no luck. It does show it makes a connection at 100 Mbs.
I click on the view work group computers and will not show jack! Can't even see any shared folders.
I have created a network, or at least tried, between two notebooks. One notebook has XP Home and the other XP Pro. On the notebook with XP Home I'm using a Netgear USB fast Ethernet adapter because this notebook does not have a network jack. The notebook with XP Pro however does have a network jack.
I have used a wireless router in between and tried different jacks on the router with no success.
Anyone have a clues as to what to do? Networking is just not my thing.
Ps. work group names are the same.
Last edited by Keymaker; November 20th, 2005 at 09:35 PM.
November 20th, 2005, 09:46 PM #2
Plug both computers with standard cat5e patch cords into the LAN side of the wireless router (make sure its not in the uplink or WAN port).
Open the network icon and check what the IP of the computers are.
Should be something like "192.168.1.100"
Then you can type "\\192.168.1.100" into windows explorer on the other computer ("My Computer") address bar. Change the address accordingly.
this should bring up the list of shares on the remote computer.
If it lags/times out and gives you some sort of connection error, check to make sure the windows firewall or any other firewall you have is disabled to see if it connects.
Last edited by VHockey86; November 20th, 2005 at 09:49 PM.
November 22nd, 2005, 12:44 PM #3
Make sure the workgroup name is the same for both computers. Otherwise they won't see each other in Network Neighbourhood - sorry My Network Places
November 22nd, 2005, 01:14 PM #4
As Vhockey86 stated connect them with a cat5e cable on the router.
Set the network shares in each machine, right click on the folder and click on sharing (jump this step if you already did it before)
click start ---> run
on the run dialog box write cmd
this will bring a window there type ipconfig
You will get 4 items from there pick the one that says ip address and write it down on a piece off paper.
Do the same steps for the other computer...
Check out that that the first 3 blocks off number are the same like
192.168.1.X ---> where x is a number that is going to be different for each machine..
click start --> run
\\192.168.1.X (where x will be the machine you want to connect to)
That should bring a window with the set network shares.
Last edited by washe; November 22nd, 2005 at 01:18 PM.someone is more skilled than you!
November 22nd, 2005, 01:38 PM #5
1) Connect both computers via Ethernet cables to the Router on port 1 & 2.
2) Run the Network Setup Wizard on both computers selecting, (... residential gateway) option #2 (Be sure that both computers have the same workgroup when doing this)
4) Right click on drives/folders you want to share and goto Sharing and Security
5) Click link in window to open more options. In lower section click both boxes.
6) Open My Network Places and you should see some shared items come up. If not click View workgroup computers to verify that both comptuers are on same workgroup.
Note: Sometimes Windows takes a little while to find and display the shared items in the window.
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