Home Network with cross-over UTP cable

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Im trying to configure a home network. I have two
computers with Ethernet cards (10/100T) so I bought a UTP
cross-over (null-modem) cable. In the taskbar I can see
the icon that notifies the cable is plugged but yet I
cannot see the other computer in My Network Places.
Information exchange doesn´t even take for I have already
used the ping tool: 1 computer 192.168.1.1
2 computer 192.168.1.2
3 network mask 255.255.255.0

When I check my own card (127.0.0.1) everything goes well
but when I try to ping the other computer it says:
Request timed out.

My primary concern is to share files and printers Im not
interested yet in sharing the Dial-Up Internet Connection
so if someone could give me a tip about what Im doing
wrong I would really appreciate it.
 
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GB

Hi Carlos,

how long is that cross over cable?? Pinging the localhost only tells you
that the TCP/IP stack is configured correctly, What operating systems are
installed on the PCs??

GB
Im trying to configure a home network. I have two
computers with Ethernet cards (10/100T) so I bought a UTP
cross-over (null-modem) cable. In the taskbar I can see
the icon that notifies the cable is plugged but yet I
cannot see the other computer in My Network Places.
Information exchange doesn´t even take for I have already
used the ping tool: 1 computer 192.168.1.1
2 computer 192.168.1.2
3 network mask 255.255.255.0

When I check my own card (127.0.0.1) everything goes well
but when I try to ping the other computer it says:
Request timed out.

My primary concern is to share files and printers Im not
interested yet in sharing the Dial-Up Internet Connection
so if someone could give me a tip about what Im doing
wrong I would really appreciate it.
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

Carlos Céspedes said:
Im trying to configure a home network. I have two
computers with Ethernet cards (10/100T) so I bought a UTP
cross-over (null-modem) cable. In the taskbar I can see
the icon that notifies the cable is plugged but yet I
cannot see the other computer in My Network Places.
Information exchange doesn´t even take for I have already
used the ping tool: 1 computer 192.168.1.1
2 computer 192.168.1.2
3 network mask 255.255.255.0

When I check my own card (127.0.0.1) everything goes well
but when I try to ping the other computer it says:
Request timed out.

My primary concern is to share files and printers Im not
interested yet in sharing the Dial-Up Internet Connection
so if someone could give me a tip about what Im doing
wrong I would really appreciate it.
These tips should help you solve the problem:

1. Permanently disable XP's built-in Internet Connection Firewall on
local area network connections -- it's for use only on a direct modem
connection to the Internet. Disable and un-install all other
firewalls while troubleshooting. Details here:

Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/ic_firewall.htm

2. Use only one protocol for File and Printer Sharing. If the network
needs more than one protocol, unbind File and Printer Sharing from all
but one of them. Details here:

Windows XP Network Protocols
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/network_protocols.htm

3. Make sure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on all computers.
Details here:

Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP (NetBT)
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot/netbt.htm
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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