Please Help Me Problem connecting two pc

India
October 26, 2009 8:43pm CST
i have installed xp sp3 in one system and xp sp2 in one system i want to connect two system directly i use cross over ethernet cable the problem is when i ping the two system one pc says hardware error one says unreachable host ...is the problem really with cross over cable ...i am confused because its a new one ..plus i can connect both the pc to internet with a ordinary ethernet cable...is the problem really with the cable or some other problem ...please help me
5 responses
@archon309 (404)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
First, I would assume that the cross over cable is working properly. The problem could then be on the IP address settings. you should set the ip addresses of both pc in one subnet and unique. for example PC-1's IP address: 192.168.1.1 PC-2's IP adress should be 192.168.1.2 subnet for both should be 255.255.255.0 (or 255.255.255.250 will do since you are connecting two units only) I hope this helped. If not, you can pm me anytime.
@thedark (156)
• India
30 Jan 10
seems like there is some problem with your configuration. ill suggest that instead of connecting each other with lan, u use ultra vnc to connect each other. this way youll have more control of your pc and you can literally control the desktop of the other pc from your host pc.
• India
27 Oct 09
First of all to connect two computers directly then go to network connections and then set up a new connection for the network. Then after the wizard completes then restart your computer . Now note down the IP Address of the computer you want to connect to. Go to Start- Run and then type \\ followed by your IP address .For ex if the other computer ip address is 192.168.1.100 In the run box type \\192.168.1.100. If everything is right it will ask for username and password to connect to. If you are experiencing problems with this then try repairing local area connection in the network connections box.
@pierone (1895)
• Italy
27 Oct 09
Hello. If you can reach the internet with an ordinary ethernet cable, this means your hardware is ok. So, maybe, you can have some problem with your crossover cable, or with your firewall. Another thing you should care is the local network configuration. If both the computer are acting as DHCP server, probably they your lan will don't work properly. Make sure you done the right configuration runnning the microsoft "Network Setup Wizard" (chose "My Network Places" and then "Set up a home or small office network" ) and choosing the right settings for both the computers. Essentially you should chose wich the computer is directly connected to the internet and wich will be connected to the internet trough a residential gateway or through another computer (your other one). For your convenience I posted an image of the circuit diagram of lan cables. Please note that the crossover cable for a Gigabit lan is different, maybe it could not work properly on a 10/100BASE-T lan card. Wish this will help you. Have a nice time.
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
It could be your crossover cable is the problem or it could also be also your windows xp firewall. Just check first the cable if you have a cable tester to isolate the problem.Also make sure you also that the two PC's has the same IP segment and try to disable the firewall if that will work.