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"mehehehe" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:7786245F-32BE-4559-9D65-FC533F470F47@microsoft.com...
I see alot of people are having problems connecting XP and Vista..
surely this should be simple???
I have an old XP machine, and a new Vista machine.
I want to connect the 2 together, over a simple ethernet connection, both
pc's have ethernet cards, and both are connected by an ethernet cable! yet
the XP machine say's the cable is disconnected.... ? also in Vista -> Control
Panel -> Network connections. it says the connection is unplugged...
this isn't the case, the wire is physically connected to the ethernet port
on each computer... i have tried 2 different ethernet cables to make sure
the problem wasnt the wire or connectors.
1. are any of the firewalls likely to prevent me setting up a LAN connection?
2. if so, how do i configure them to allow a local connection... (i have
read all the help files for xp/vista/firewalls (norton, Avg, windows
firewall) and their suggestions don't seem to help.
3. is this an XP/vista problem?
I am fairly confident that in the past, when i have tried to network say an
xp machine with a 98 machine, that i have managed to do so pretty easily!
thanks for any assistance.