Thread: LAN connectivity
October 6th, 2012, 01:30 AM #1
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Hey ..i am a student of computers.recently we connected two pc's with LAN cable for file sharing .we set the ip's to be 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.2 respectively. We then pinged from both the pc's .one was able to recieve succesfully while one showed faliure.can anyonne help out what the problem could be..network setting and sharinng are enabled!!
October 6th, 2012, 01:50 AM #2
could help by describing how these 2 PC's are connected on a LAN, are they using a Switch, Hub, Router, Ethernet Crossover/Patch Cable? The way your post is worded, it sound like you used a general Ethernet cable for a direct connection from one PC to the other, if thats the case, you need a Crossover/Patch cable, its basically an ethernet cable, but the wires on one end are crossed over to connect the 2 PC's properly.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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October 6th, 2012, 04:52 PM #3
I second the crossover cable. I used that once getting Internet to my desktop via my WIFI in the laptop.
October 6th, 2012, 07:12 PM #4
Or you need a switch, or a hub to use 2 regular cables, to connect 2 PCs.
With a crossover, the send of 1 PC is connected to the receive of the other, and vice-versa.
A switch or a hub, negotiates them for you.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
October 8th, 2012, 04:11 AM #5
It actually depends on the NICs in the machines/devices...and what stroyal is intending to say is that a switch or hub will have "auto upload" (can't remember what the technical term is for that; that's what I was taught, but Google hasn't come to the rescue) that enables you to use whichever cable you happen to have, and it will determine whether it is a 'straight through' or 'crossover' cable...
I've heard that some computers have been *ahem* coming out with that on the NIC recently, but that isn't likely to be relevant here - as that would mean that it worked properly, or not at all...
I would be interested to know what the results of IPCONFIG is (inc the subnet mask) on each of those machines, and what OS they're running...
October 8th, 2012, 05:16 AM #6
I think you mean auto-sense?
Never mind. I thought auto-sense was the ability for a router or NIC to auto config. My router has auto sensing what does auto sensing mean? - Yahoo! Answers
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October 8th, 2012, 05:19 AM #7
"Auto polarity" or "Auto cross-over"
October 8th, 2012, 06:25 AM #8
Maybe, but we're digressing - if either (or both) machines had one of those then it should work, if neither has one, then it won't work.......there wouldn't be a grey area where it works from one butt not the other...
October 8th, 2012, 01:29 PM #9
Yeah, that whole auto/non-auto thing slipped my mind, and I totally agreeHard Sayin Not Knowin
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