crossover crisis



paul
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Ok, i am a bit new at networking so please bare with me. I have two pc's,
both have winxp pro sp2, not oem versions. I have a nic card in each pc
connected with a crossover cat5 cable. I ran the wizard on both pcs and my
"pc 1" is the main pc. I configured "pc2" to connect to the internet through
pc 1.
I am able to detect pc2 , from pc 1 and pc2 knows it's connected to
something. on pc2, I get the error stating the computer could not assign an
ip address. Also, i can't view the shared folder of the other pc on pc1 or
vise versa. All i want is to transfer files and settings, game against my
son, and share an internet connection. Microsoft states this is the easiest
connection, 2 comps, and a crossover cable. I have had networkers check this
out and they are stumped. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. TIA
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Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
On Mon, 16 May 2005 23:03:01 -0700, "paul" <cookiecrumble@hottub.com> wrote:

>Ok, i am a bit new at networking so please bare with me. I have two pc's,
>both have winxp pro sp2, not oem versions. I have a nic card in each pc
>connected with a crossover cat5 cable. I ran the wizard on both pcs and my
>"pc 1" is the main pc. I configured "pc2" to connect to the internet through
>pc 1.
> I am able to detect pc2 , from pc 1 and pc2 knows it's connected to
>something. on pc2, I get the error stating the computer could not assign an
>ip address. Also, i can't view the shared folder of the other pc on pc1 or
>vise versa. All i want is to transfer files and settings, game against my
>son, and share an internet connection. Microsoft states this is the easiest
>connection, 2 comps, and a crossover cable. I have had networkers check this
>out and they are stumped. Any help is GREATLY appreciated. TIA

Paul,

Start here please:
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/getting-access-denied-in-network.html#WhatToDoNow>

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crossover crisis