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Problem with ADSL Networking, cannot see the other computer in Network Connections

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Hi Guys

I have a bit of a problem.

I have 2 computers, main one running windows xp and my laptop running windows 2000

my main computer is connected into a switch which is connected to my Telstra ADSL Modem. Also my laptop is connected into the switch.

This is the problem im having.....


Both computers are to set an IP address automatically because if i set the main machine to have an IP, I lose my internet connection.

My laptop, if i change the settings away from getting it to obtain the IP automatically, that one loses internet.

Right now, both computers are receiving internet just fine, the problem is the computers some how do not see each other. I have shared some stuff but each computer cant see the other computer.


HELP ME!!!!
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post #2 of 8
I just reread your post. Try using the "setup a small or home office" wizard on both computers. Do it on the XP machine first, and then at the end, when prompted, create the cd it asks you about. Run that CD on the Win2000 computer and set it up just like the other one. This should solve your problem.
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wish me luck
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post #4 of 8
You need a router. You can't have two comptuers plugged into a switch into a modem. You just can't have that unless you have a special service for multiple IP address that usually costs extra.
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post #5 of 8
It could be that ya windows 2000 machine just cant see the other one because of the 2 different operating systems, does windows 2000 support plug and play? Thats what Im thinking anyway.???
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post #6 of 8
Fishie's right. You need a router. There are all sorts of things that are going wrong with your setup. You can use the Internet Connection sharing wizard in Windows XP, but the PC needs 2 network cards. It's way easier to go to CompUSA and buy the cheapest $19 router they have. Any name brand (linksys, d-link, netgear) will come with decent instructions.
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post #7 of 8
Have you made sure that both computers are part of the same workgroup? I have an XP machine and a windows 2000 machine on the same network and they can see each other. Also make sure that you are sharing the harddrives on both computers as well.
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post #8 of 8
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I got them to network


I ran the XP Small Network Connection Wizard and it ran fine on my main comp, tried to run it on my second comp and it doesnt work with 2000.

But then i tried to access my main comp through the laptop and it works fine, plus i have net


Thanks
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