Difficulty with Setting up Home Network

  Max_Tout 19:28 13 Mar 03
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I’m trying to connect two family PCs using PCline 10/100 LAN cards. Both have RJ-45 connectors and I’ve connected them using a Cross Wired Patch Lead with Booted RJ-45 Connectors (CAT5E Enhanced) from B&Q. I've also tried the CAT 5 cables, which are included with the card.

The host computer is running Windows XP, with the client running Windows 98 (reformatted drive and clean install).

Whenever I run the ‘Network Setup Wizard’ on the host machine I receive an error report that ‘Spooler SubSystem App has encountered a problem and needs to close’. The wizard then closes. The client machine installs okay eventually, but seems to have difficulty with extracting files from the NET7-NET10 CAB folders. I’ve had to extract the files to the C:\Windows\System folder manually.

I’ve run IPConfig /all on both machines, and it would appear that the LAN cards are functioning properly – I’ve included the IPconfig /all and PING results from the XP host machine below.

I’ve turned off print spooling in the printer (Xerox Docuprint P12 mono laser – XP driver), and also uninstalled the printer – it makes no difference.

I’ve relocated the cards in both machines into alternate slots – again, no difference.

Am I doing something really stupid, or missing something really obvious? Is there any way of checking the hardware, other than PINGing and IPconfig?

I’d appreciate any assistance.

Thank you.

Gary


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\GARY>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : INSPIRON
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Asound 10/100M Based Fast Ethernet Card #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-02-44-3D-C5-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c0a8:1:4:205e:cebe:86b:2acc
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c0a8:1:4:202:44ff:fe3d:c5ff
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::202:44ff:fe3d:c5ff%4
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : e80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time 1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time 1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time 1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time 1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

  Rayuk 19:49 13 Mar 03

Have you any Firewalls[ie XP Firewall etc] running if so turn them off before running the Wizard you can turn them back on afterwards.

  Rayuk 19:50 13 Mar 03

You can also have a look around here see if you have missed anything
click here

  Max_Tout 20:00 13 Mar 03

The network wizard seems to disable the XP Firewall by default. I haven't adjusted this. I have also used Zonealarm, but uninstalled this before running the wizard (I've reinstalled it though, as the network isn't working, but I still need to connect to the Internet.

I've followed the link to Networklab and will read through. Thank you.

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