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connect xp desktop and vista laptop using ethernet cable

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dinesh_ddt

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i have dell inspiron running vista basic and a xp desktop system...
i bought a cross over ethernet cable to connect both..
i gave the following details--->
desktop:
ip:192.168.1.136
subnet:255.255.255.0
gateway:192.168.1.1

laptop:
ip:192.168.1.140
subnet:255.255.255.0
gateway:192.168.1.1

i disabled firewall in both and created a workgroup HOME in both...
in xp it showed lan connected.. but in vista its coming limited connectivity...
i had my lan settings acc to hathway cable modem service earlier on both the systems..

can u help me to connect both successfully????
 

victor_rambo

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You can by changing the gateway of the desktop to the IP address of the laptop.

Also, what are you EXACTLY trying to do?
1. Do you want make a network of just the desktop and laptop? OR
2. Do you want to share internet across them?
Option 2 may not be possible because perhaps all ethernet ports may have been used

If you are trying option 1 make the laptop "Discoverable". Go to "Network and sharing center" and set the "Network Discovery" option to "Yes".

When I was trying to do the same thing, I remember I could access the laptop from desktop, but I could not ping it. However, I could ping the desktop from the laptop.
To see the other computer, select "View Workgroup computers" in XP and "Start> Network" in Vista.

Let me know if that helps!
 
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dinesh_ddt

dinesh_ddt

Windows--;
I've done acc to this..
techtricks.co.in/connecting-vista-laptop-to-xp-desktop-using-ethernet-crossover-cable/ -
but in xp its coming lan connected..
in my vista laptop its coming limited connectivity only..
plz help me...
 
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dinesh_ddt

dinesh_ddt

Windows--;
but im able to find my lap from xp desktop and im not able to access it..
and in vista laptop im not able to find my desktop at all...
 
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