View Full Version : Networking problems

04-04-2003, 11:15 AM
I have recently tried to set up a network between my old Compaq PC and my new PC so I can share files. In the Compaq I installed a SURECOM EP325v 10Mbps PCI adapter, and I had no need to install an adapter in my new PC, as it comes with an onboard Realtek RTL8139 NIC. The Compaq PC is running Win95 OSR2.5 and the new PC is running Win98 and XP Home.

I set the two PCs up, hook them up to a 10Mbps hub, and turn them both on. I configured them to be and respectively. The Compaq can sometimes see the other PC in the Network Neighbourhood, but cannot ping it. My new PC cannot ping the loopback or the IP address I assigned to it, but it can ping the Compaq PC perfectly. It cannot, however, see the Compaq in the Network Neighbourhood.

Can someone help me with this? I have been trying to get it working bu cannot seem to do so.


Babe Ruth
04-04-2003, 11:22 AM
The following may help you with your problem:

See the PressF1 FAQ at FAQ's - How to for Networking (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=21674)
and also see the following site World_of_Windows_Networking (http://www.wown1.com/)

Cheers, Babe.

05-04-2003, 02:22 AM
Have you totally disabled your firewall? Even if you think you have allowed your network to operate through it, take it from my experience and disable your firewall completly until you get your network working, then re enable your firewall.