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    Bluezone
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    Default Networking help

    Hi all.

    having sum problems connecting 2 computers.

    Using a crossover cable.

    ! computer is running windows xp pro sp3 and other is running windows server 2003 R2 enterprise SP2.

    Wanting to have them linked so i hca copy files from 1 to the other also play videos off the other pc from the other.

    Also The computer thats running windows has a USB wireless braodband stick for internet.

    How do i set this up? so i can have both pcs connected. Both computers are Dell. 1 is a SFF desktop and other is a server.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by bluezone; 05-08-2009 at 12:30 AM.

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    Default Re: Networking help

    Right Click>Properties>sharing.


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    got to get them connected 1st.

    Get error message. Limited or no connectivity.

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    Is there a hub or router in between? If there is, remove the crossover

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluezone View Post
    got to get them connected 1st.

    Get error message. Limited or no connectivity.
    Set a static IP on each computer.


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    Default Re: Networking help

    This PC is running off the usb wireless and I have net. The other pc is connected to this pc using the network cable/

    So under. Network Connections. right click on the local Area Connection and go properties. Then what?

    Also what PC am I doing this on? This pc or the other?

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    Speedy.

    There is no hub or router or modem. just network cable from 1 pc to other.

    Its a brand new cable.

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    Thats easy enough to set up -- Cant be bothered writing it out ( to early) - have a read Of this article

    Also do you want to have internet on the server ( internet sharing) from the PC ?

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    Thanks.

    Read that page and is all running now. I can see the main PC from the server but cant see the server on the main pc.

    There is no Shared documents folder on the server when i go into My Computer.

    Internet on server? No.

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    Look under My Networking Places for all shared folders.

    First create and share a folder on the server - see if the PC can see it. (my require a reboot of both.)

    Depending on how the file permissions are set on the server will depend on how you access them.
    Normally with a Server its designed to be Logged into, unlike a Standard computer.

    Normally with a Server (real server) you have to set sharing permissions for users (or lower it to Everyone), completely different to sharing on a Standard XP PC.

    Have a read of this MS article You'll see what I Mean. This article is more in depth.

    You have to remember when working with Server 2003 - you are working with a completely different " kettle of Fish" than a normal every day Computer.

    This is why I like WHS ( waiting for the comments - its well known I like WHS) -its a cut down version of Server 2003, made a LOT easier for average users.

    Edited: No Internet sharing -- good saves 1 less headache.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 05-08-2009 at 07:15 PM.

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