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Networking Issues.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by vutonium, May 5, 2006.

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  1. vutonium

    vutonium New Member

    Apr 2, 2006
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    Halifax, NS, Canada Mumbai/India
    I have put up a network between my friends' and my PC. All our LAN cards are 10/100 and even our switch is 10/100. We are three users. We have an 8-port switch. We have crimped the cables straight way. All the connected PC's have configured IP's as
    The subnet mask for all the machines is set to
    Pinging each other's IP gives replies instantly at every PC.
    I have put all of our drives for sharing.
    All have Windows XP with Service Pack 2.
    We cannot access each other's files in My Network Places.
    Is the Network Setup Wizard of any use?
    We don't plan to share internet connections as all of us have independent Sify connections.
    How do I configure my PC to access his PC?
    Since all our drives are shared, this problem shouldn't arise right?
    I use a PIII 1Ghz based machine with 384MB memory. Does this mean that the data transfer speeds would be quite less?
    Is cable length any factor? There's around 60 metres of wire between the switch and my PC.
    Sorry for such a long post.
  2. it_waaznt_me

    it_waaznt_me Coming back to life ..

    Nov 30, 2003
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    You have to join each computer to the same workgroup .. Right click on My Computer, and Click on Computer Name.
    Click on Network ID
    Select This Computer is a part of network (blah blah cant remember what that option actually says and I am on a limited account right now)
    On the next screen, select This computer uses network without a domain.
    In the next screen, enter a workgroup name .. Say WORKGROUP (default XP) ... set the same settings in all the systems ..
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