Netowrking issues using windows 2000 and XP

  midlandknightuk123 12:58 26 Aug 05

Hi can anyone help me? I am trying to setup a network in my home. The host computer accesses the internet on a broadband connection and runs Windows 2000.
I ran an ethernet cable to my laptop which is setup as the guest. I can access the internet on it but I would really like to exchange files/music/videos between the two computers, but neither are recognising each other in the "my network places" folder, so I cant exchange any info.

Can anyone help?



  Strawballs 21:39 26 Aug 05

Run the network wizard from the control panel on the XP machine and create floppy when asked and run it on the 2000 machine which should set up file shareing and access.

  Strawballs 21:43 26 Aug 05

Also if it is a direct cable connection it should be a crossover cable not a patch lead

  BigMoFoT 22:43 26 Aug 05

on the hardware as to whether you need a cross over cable or not. I have 2 PC#s both with gigabit ports and I use a standard patch cable to connect the 2 - works fine...

  recap 10:40 27 Aug 05

Remember to disable the firewalls on both machines when setting up your network for sharing.

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