View Full Version : Networking Problem

15-07-2005, 01:06 PM
I have been give a job by my dads work to network 2 computers together

The main computer has jetstream and uses a 4 port Netgear router
I have both computers plugged into the router.

The router recognises that the 2nd computer is plugged in but neither computer can ping each other, the 2nd computer can see the main computer but it cant access the files.

When i ping from the 2nd computer i get Ping Error 65, if i ping from the Main computer just get request timed out. The windows firewall is disabled on both Local Area Connections and the Router/Firewall is setup to allow ingoing and outgoing everything within the network

I hope this isnt too complicated

15-07-2005, 02:39 PM
Both computers using Windows XP?

Allowed one folder to be shared on each PC?

Assigned IP and DNS server addresses for each PC?

Checked out the forum's networking FAQ?

15-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Both Xp
Shared folders on both pcs
IP and DNSes assigned

15-07-2005, 02:52 PM
firewall ?

15-07-2005, 03:12 PM
Firewall was mentioned in the first post.

Also mentioned was that the router recognises that the 2nd computer is plugged in but no mention of the first computer. Is that recognised?

What about the cables? Checked to ensure they are the right type and are working?

15-07-2005, 03:37 PM
both computers are recognised, the router can tell me what the ip adress of both of them are, but it cant work out what the 2nd computers NETBIOS name is

15-07-2005, 04:01 PM
NETBIOS name? The only bit that mentions NETBIOS in my settings is set to default.

Maybe you are talking about workgroups or the computer's name? They aren't listed in Win XP's network settings so I don't know how relevant they are to this version of Windows. The workgroups' name should be the same, however, and it might make a difference if they are not.

15-07-2005, 04:02 PM
The computers name thats what i meant, workgroup name is the same on both computers

15-07-2005, 04:18 PM
Computer's name is easy: Windows key+Pause > Computer Name > Change.

The Workgroup name is in there as well. :)

15-07-2005, 04:23 PM
What device is the internet connection, is it internal on the first PC, does the router handle this, or is there an ADSL modem as well connected to the router?

What is the IP address range? 10.1.1.* or 192.167.*.*

Double check the sharing, the default shared folder is only PC wide, right click it and make sure it is shared on the network, the icon should have a hand holding from underneath.

15-07-2005, 04:37 PM
its an ADSL Router

Ip address range: 192.168.0.*

15-07-2005, 04:41 PM
My IP address is for the ADSL router (default gateway in Network properties), for my Beast and for the other PC. Guest PCs get assigned Maybe you could try those?

And try rebooting the darn things.

15-07-2005, 04:42 PM
Will have to try on sunday as it is the first chance i get, i will let you know how i get on

17-07-2005, 04:37 PM
I tried again, it worked for a little while then stopped, i decided to hand the job over to a qualified computer technitian