Setting up home - office network

jetinder

Novice Member
I want to setup a home-office network so my 2 desktops can share files with each other.

I wired them up correctly to the router, ran windows Network setup wizard on both computers and selected
:-
This computer connects to the internet directly or through a network hub.

Both can use the internet but they can't see each other on the network........

What steps have a missed ?
 

Kristian

Member
Morning,

On both computers can you please run 'ipconfig /all' from a command prompt and post the results here please? Once you've got the IP address of each Pc can you 'ping' the other one successfully?

Kris.
 

jetinder

Novice Member
Hi Kris

How do post those results on here and isnt it a security risk with hackers watching forums like this to access that kind of info ?

Anyway from either PC when I ping the other's IP address, ping gets timed out.

But both have access to the internet via the router.
 

goodtimes

Member
I take it that both machines have the same workgroup names.

both use auto ip adresses.

both firewalls are not stopping you from seeing each other.

you have at least shared the share folder on each machine.

good luck.
 
N

nburg01

Guest
As gootimes says you need to ensure you have enabled file sharing on both PCs, and also check your firewall to make sure this is not being blocked, you need to make sure both PCs are in a trusted zone.
 

jetinder

Novice Member
I take it that both machines have the same workgroup names.
Yes

both use auto ip adresses.
I guess they do.

both firewalls are not stopping you from seeing each other.
Not sure, how do i check this ?

I tried to install the following
:-
Other network and print file services

Management and network tools

But windows gave me an error
:-
setup cannot copy the file lmmib2.dl_

I even uninstalled XP SP3 but got the same error.

you have at least shared the share folder on each machine.
Yes
 

Kristian

Member
Hi Kris
How do post those results on here
copy and paste the result from the command prompt to a post on here.

and isnt it a security risk with hackers watching forums like this to access that kind of info ?
Only a risk if you are using public IP addresses which is very doubtful. You are probably using NAT on your router so it's therefore a private address range (10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255, 172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255, or 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255) so is fine to show us.

Anyway from either PC when I ping the other's IP address, ping gets timed out. But both have access to the internet via the router.
Getting the devices to ping each other should be the first step. Check your PCs' firewalls allow local subnet access inbound and outbound - or the specific IP addresses of each device.

Kris.
 

jetinder

Novice Member
Sorry I didnt reply sooner, after we spoke i talked to the router's tech support dept they helped me and said it was down my firewalls on both PCs.

I reconfigured the firewalls and now all is ok.

Thanks for all your help on this issue i appreciate it.
 

goodtimes

Member
:smashin:
 

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