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Hello everyone. I have read most of the posts posted before that may relate to this but i still cant get the networking sorted right.
Basically I have an XP Home computer and a Vista laptop. Am using a crossed ethernet cable (i think that is what it is called). So just one cable to connect the two computers. Now on Vista when I go to network I can see my home computer and I can see the laptop but both have unidentified network. On Xp when I view workgroup computers i cant see anything. Though on the taskbar it says for "Local Area Connection" I have Limited o no connectivity.
Now on the laptop I can view and access all the shared folders. I have even opened them and saved them on the laptop. I can even use the printers so the networking seems perfectly fine. Though I cannot access the internet.
I have on both computers changed ip addresses done automatic settings and set similar ip addresses, same gateways, same subnet masks and yet no success. I use a broadband modem on the "host" computer (xp computer). I have enabled the internet connection to be shared by other computers but still nothing.
I think i have covered everything feel free to ask anymore questions for better understanding. Pls do consider in mind am slightly newbie to this ;). Thx all help appreciated.
Another thing to do is to give the 2 PC's there own IP addresses if Internet Connection Sharing isn't turned on in XP , the XP machine can be given the IP of 192.168.0.1 and the Vista laptop given 192.168.0.2 , and the Vista gateway as the XP machine 192.168.0.1 and have them as suggested above , in the same workgroup ( XP defaults to MSHOME )
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