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home network not working

by darken / August 13, 2005 5:26 AM PDT

I am trying to conenct my PC and laptop in a home network so both me and my partner can work at the same time. Both are running win XP SP2, and for networking I use a crosswire ethernet cable.
I set up the network using the network wizard in XP.
The network appears as operational, but for some reason the two computers don't seem to communicate, at network status they both show "sent X KB received 0".
The cable is working.

I connect to the net via ADSL, and I just need to be able to have two omputers on line at the same time. Please help

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(NT) (NT) get a router
by Melati Hitam / August 13, 2005 5:59 AM PDT
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Get a router,,,,,or.....
by Michael Geist / August 13, 2005 6:31 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) get a router

setup ICS on the one PC that has the DSL, and turn off those firewalls until you can connect to each other.

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by darken / August 13, 2005 5:08 PM PDT

how do I do that?

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Here's a more detailed description....
by Michael Geist / August 13, 2005 10:35 PM PDT
In reply to: how?

then I could ever write:

In most cases adding a router between the modem and PCs, then a few software settings change, is a much easier network/Internet sharing setup the using ICS.

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