XP home network with crossover cable


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blackpuppy

I have two Windows XP machines. I want to connect them with an Ethernet
crossover cable.

The cable should be ok because I used it to connect two Win98 machines
several years ago.

Machine A has two network card. One is Realtek RTL8139/810x on
mainboard, and is used to connect to ADSL modem. The other is D-Link
DFE-530TX and is used to connect with another XP machine. I think this
is called home netwok connection.

Machine B has one network card. The model is Myson MTD80X.

On machine A there are two LAN connections corresponding to two network
cards. And there is another Dialup connection. I share this dialup
connection in its Advanced tab using the home network connection. This
will set the home network connection to a fixed IP 192.168.0.1.

But on machine B, when I ping machine A it will fail with error
"Destination host unreachable." as shown below.

C:\Documents and Settings\myname>ping 192.168.0.1

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Documents and Settings\myname>

I am not sure where it goes wrong and how to troubleshoot. Does anyone
have some idea?

Thanks!
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

I have two Windows XP machines. I want to connect them with an Ethernet
crossover cable.

The cable should be ok because I used it to connect two Win98 machines
several years ago.

Machine A has two network card. One is Realtek RTL8139/810x on
mainboard, and is used to connect to ADSL modem. The other is D-Link
DFE-530TX and is used to connect with another XP machine. I think this
is called home netwok connection.

Machine B has one network card. The model is Myson MTD80X.

On machine A there are two LAN connections corresponding to two network
cards. And there is another Dialup connection. I share this dialup
connection in its Advanced tab using the home network connection. This
will set the home network connection to a fixed IP 192.168.0.1.

But on machine B, when I ping machine A it will fail with error
"Destination host unreachable." as shown below.

C:\Documents and Settings\myname>ping 192.168.0.1

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.
Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Documents and Settings\myname>

I am not sure where it goes wrong and how to troubleshoot. Does anyone
have some idea?

Thanks!

Why are you sharing Machine A's dial-up connection when you have an
ADSL connection? Wouldn't it be better to share the ADSL connection?

Machine B needs an address in the 192.168.0.x/255.255.255.0 subnet,
but it doesn't have one. Configure it to obtain an IP address
automatically, and Machine A, which has Internet Connection Sharing
enabled, should assign the address.

Make sure that Machine A is using the D-Link NIC, not the Realtek NIC,
for the home network connection.
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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blackpuppy

On machine A there are 3 connections, two LAN connections corresponding
to two network cards and one dialup connection required for the ADSL
connection. When I connect the ADSL, I need to use this dialup
connection. So I want to share this dialup connection.

On machine B, I tried "ipconfig /renew" to obtain an IP, but got an
error that it cannot find the DHCP server.

For the home network what is the procedure to ensure that I am using
D-Link NIC? Where is the place that is set? I just check the Advanced
tab in the dialup connection's properties.

Thanks alot!
 
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Daniel Crichton

blackpuppy wrote on 10 Feb 2006 01:04:07 -0800:
On machine A there are 3 connections, two LAN connections corresponding
to two network cards and one dialup connection required for the ADSL
connection. When I connect the ADSL, I need to use this dialup
connection. So I want to share this dialup connection.

On machine B, I tried "ipconfig /renew" to obtain an IP, but got an
error that it cannot find the DHCP server.

Unless you are running ICS on machine A, then there is no DHCP server and
you will have to manually set the IP address on machine B to one in the same
range as that used on A. To share your ADSL in the way you're trying I'm
pretty sure you're going to need to use ICS or a similar proxy solution, go
through the steps to enable ICS on machine A and then use the ICS client
wizard on machine B to get it all working.

Dan
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

On machine A there are 3 connections, two LAN connections corresponding
to two network cards and one dialup connection required for the ADSL
connection. When I connect the ADSL, I need to use this dialup
connection. So I want to share this dialup connection.

On machine B, I tried "ipconfig /renew" to obtain an IP, but got an
error that it cannot find the DHCP server.

For the home network what is the procedure to ensure that I am using
D-Link NIC? Where is the place that is set? I just check the Advanced
tab in the dialup connection's properties.

Thanks alot!

The dial-up connection's Advanced tab is the right place to look.
Since the computer has two Ethernet connections, there should be a box
labeled "Home networking connection:" right under the box labeled
"Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet
connection". I've written a web page that shows it:

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_ics/serverdialup.htm
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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
 

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