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Hello, I would like to network two computers using a cross-over cable. My computer is running XP Proffesional, Mum's is running XP Home. Simple no? The cable is plugged in to both... currently my end doesn't have any light showing... that's new... oh well, anyway... Yes, I know it's probiably better to get a hub, but not only can't I aford it at the moment, but I am determined to get this set up working! It should work... right? ok, 'Kate' (my comp, XP proff) can ping 'sue', 'sue' when pinging kate gets a request timeout. But Kate can see ...

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    Default crossover cable networking problems

    Hello,

    I would like to network two computers using a cross-over cable. My
    computer is running XP Proffesional, Mum's is running XP Home. Simple
    no?

    The cable is plugged in to both... currently my end doesn't have any
    light showing... that's new... oh well, anyway...

    Yes, I know it's probiably better to get a hub, but not only can't I
    aford it at the moment, but I am determined to get this set up
    working! It should work... right?

    ok, 'Kate' (my comp, XP proff) can ping 'sue', 'sue' when pinging
    kate gets a request timeout. But Kate can see both comps on a 'net
    view', sue can't - that comp gets a system error (6110). And going to
    'My Network Place' or 'View comps on this working' doesn't improve
    matters at all...

    Both comps are on the same workgroup and there are shared files on
    both.

    That's about it, any help greatfully received... I've been working on
    these for days now, so... can you kind people tell me how to do it??
    I'm feeling very blond... dispite the years of education this simple
    task has totally stumped me :-/

    Many many thanks,

    Amy K - going mad
    Amy Guest

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    Default Re: crossover cable networking problems

    In article <google.com>,
    co.uk (Amy Kimber) wrote: 

    One-way communication is usually caused by an improperly configured
    firewall program on the computer that can't be pinged.

    For more tips, please see:

    I've written a web site that should help you solve the problem:

    Windows XP Network Troubleshooting
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot
    --
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
    Steve Guest

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    Default Re: crossover cable networking problems

    You can buy a good switch (8 port) for $30-$40 US. That's not much.

    http://www.alexandrabarreto.com


    co.uk (Amy Kimber) wrote in message news:<google.com>... 
    Mike Guest

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