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by challey549 / July 14, 2005 8:02 PM PDT

I am having trouble confisuring a network with two new computers running XP Pro. I am getting a limited or no connectivity error message, I have tried the sp2 patch to no avail. MUST be operational...just tell me what to do and I will be in your debt....
the sob that set this network up is MIA, and we are in the middle of publishing a book...can't find anyone local to help

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What are you using
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 8:48 PM PDT

to physically connect the two computers? Wireless, cable, Router, Ethernet NIC?

Does each computer have firewalls which are turned on? (SP2 has the Windows firewall which is turned on by default).

Have you run the Networking Wizard on both computers?

Do each computer have the same Workgroup name?

Have a look at the guide to networking on this site;


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Re: XP intranet
by trublubush / July 14, 2005 9:10 PM PDT

There are any number of prople that could possibly help you with this one. What's needed is some logistical information. Here are just few of the questions I, for one, would ask.
1) Where are these computers located? In different buildings? In the same city? In the same house?
2) Are one or both connected to the internet? If so which? LAN? DSL? Dial-up?
3) What kind of networking connection are you using? Wireless? Hard cable? Router? Is the connector supplied by networking provider? If so, which?
4) Are you relying on XP networking services or are you using commercial software, eg. 'Novell'?
5) One or both computers: XP home? w/SP1 and/or SP2? XP Pro? XP Media Center?
6) FTP program(s) ? yes? Tcp intact?
7) DCOM services active? yes?
Cool Firewall? Yes?
9) Antivirus program? yes?
10) Spyware removal program? Yes?
11) Administrative logon active?
12) NT logon active?
13) Did your setup work the way it should at some previous time?
14) Is this a ''peer to peer(P2P)'' setup through the internet? Do you have a provider account?
15) etc., etc. There are hundreds of problems that could cause this kind of error message such as compatibility issues, hardware malfunctions, bad physical connections...and so on.

By the way, what is ''MIA?'' Is this a company, or do you mean ''missing in action?''

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