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Old 10-20-2007
Ben Ramsay
 

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Desktop To Laptop Lan Connection
Compaq Laptop <-> NEC Desktop
Firewall is Norton 360 on both
Vista Home Basic on both

I have tried sevral options however i am having trouble accessing the laptop
from the desktop and vice versa.

The problem is not so much the connecting, that comes up on a limited
conection mode, but rather accessing thedata on the system. I have tried to
diagnose the connection, no luck. I have a cat 5e (blue) cable connecting
them together

Any solutions please
thanks in advance
Ben RAmsay

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Old 10-20-2007
Richard Hay
 

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Re: Desktop To Laptop Lan Connection
Ben,

If that cable is running directly between both computers with no router or
hub in between then you must use what is called a cross-over cable -
otherwise they will not talk to each other. Also make sure you have the
same workgroup name on each.

HTH.


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"Ben Ramsay" <benramsay97@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
news:0FB818C3-D3D8-40D6-86AF-0683A875C559@microsoft.com...
> Compaq Laptop <-> NEC Desktop
> Firewall is Norton 360 on both
> Vista Home Basic on both
>
> I have tried sevral options however i am having trouble accessing the
> laptop from the desktop and vice versa.
>
> The problem is not so much the connecting, that comes up on a limited
> conection mode, but rather accessing thedata on the system. I have tried
> to diagnose the connection, no luck. I have a cat 5e (blue) cable
> connecting them together
>
> Any solutions please
> thanks in advance
> Ben RAmsay
>


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Old 10-20-2007
Buellpilot
 

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Re: Desktop To Laptop Lan Connection

A crossover is not nescarrily needed if one or both of the network
interfaces supports Auto MDIX.

and in this case the fact that both computers are showing limited
connection mode would indicate that a physical connection
has been made.

The first thing to do is troubleshoot by trying to ping each PC
from the other one.

To do this you need to find out the IP address of each, as they
are in limited connection mode they will have an address that
starts 169.254.x.x

if you open a command prompt and type ipconfig on each
computer you should see the address assigned to each.

then type ping 169.254.x.x (where x.x are the numbers
you got from ipconfig of the other computer)

If the computers are talking to each other this should
come back as successful.

However, with Norton firewall on each it is likely that is
where your problem lies... but start with the ping tests
and go from there.


"Richard Hay" <nospam@nospamhere.com> wrote in message
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> Ben,
>
> If that cable is running directly between both computers with no router or
> hub in between then you must use what is called a cross-over cable -
> otherwise they will not talk to each other. Also make sure you have the
> same workgroup name on each.
>
> HTH.
>
>
> --
> Richard Hay
> Windows Live Butterfly
> Windows Beta Tester
> http://WindowsObserver.com
>
> "Ben Ramsay" <benramsay97@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
> news:0FB818C3-D3D8-40D6-86AF-0683A875C559@microsoft.com...
>> Compaq Laptop <-> NEC Desktop
>> Firewall is Norton 360 on both
>> Vista Home Basic on both
>>
>> I have tried sevral options however i am having trouble accessing the
>> laptop from the desktop and vice versa.
>>
>> The problem is not so much the connecting, that comes up on a limited
>> conection mode, but rather accessing thedata on the system. I have tried
>> to diagnose the connection, no luck. I have a cat 5e (blue) cable
>> connecting them together
>>
>> Any solutions please
>> thanks in advance
>> Ben RAmsay
>>

>



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Old 10-20-2007
Ben Ramsay
 

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Re: Last Post
I have tried to ping my system and ping the system i am connected to and it
has failed with a return of failed on all 4 counts. i have included a list
that was obtained from Ipconfig to assist in further solutions.

Please not at time of posting I was configuring firewall and nortons system
on both units.

Windows IP Configuration


PPP adapter Dial-up Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 203.164.197.14
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e09b:f62f:7cb3:b343%8
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.179.67
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.179.67%9
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::200:5efe:203.164.197.14%14
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:cba4:c50e::cba4:c50e
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

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Old 10-21-2007
Jeffrey Randow
 

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Re: Last Post
What address were you trying to ping? Based on the connection shown
below, you don't have much to connect to (default gateway of 0.0.0.0)

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http://www.networkblog.net

On Sun, 21 Oct 2007 04:02:19 +1000, "Ben Ramsay"
<benramsay97@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

>I have tried to ping my system and ping the system i am connected to and it
>has failed with a return of failed on all 4 counts. i have included a list
>that was obtained from Ipconfig to assist in further solutions.
>
>Please not at time of posting I was configuring firewall and nortons system
>on both units.
>
>Windows IP Configuration
>
>
>PPP adapter Dial-up Connection:
>
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
> IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 203.164.197.14
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.255
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
>
>Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
>
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
> Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e09b:f62f:7cb3:b343%8
> Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.179.67
> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
>
>Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
>
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
> Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.179.67%9
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
>
>Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
>
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
> Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::200:5efe:203.164.197.14%14
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
>
>Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
>
> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
> Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:cba4:c50e::cba4:c50e
> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301

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Old 10-24-2007
Ben Remsay
 

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Re: Last Post - updated
I have managed to connect my laptop to the Inernet via my desktop however I
am now faced with a new problem. I am now trying to share files from my
laptop to desktop and vice versa. One of the main problems is when I try to
access a mapped drive or a shared folder, windows vista says that I dont
have permission to access the drive or folder. Both systems are running
windows vista home basic. Please note explination provided in brackets where
possible.

Network configuration is as follows

Network type LAN
Network Discovery is on
File sharing is on
Public Shareing is on
Printer sharing is on
Password protect sharing is off ( on Home network only)
Media sharing off
Internet Connection sharing is on

Network state or type Private network
Network is set to home configuration.

If required how do I change from home configuration to business.

Thankyou in advance
Ben Ramsay




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Old 10-25-2007
Jeffrey Randow
 

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Re: Last Post - updated
Click on the Customize link next to the Network in Network and Sharing
Center.

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Jeffrey Randow
jeffreycentex@gmail.com
Windows Networking MVP 2001-2006
http://www.networkblog.net

On Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:23:20 +1000, "Ben Remsay"
<benramsay97@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

>I have managed to connect my laptop to the Inernet via my desktop however I
>am now faced with a new problem. I am now trying to share files from my
>laptop to desktop and vice versa. One of the main problems is when I try to
>access a mapped drive or a shared folder, windows vista says that I dont
>have permission to access the drive or folder. Both systems are running
>windows vista home basic. Please note explination provided in brackets where
>possible.
>
>Network configuration is as follows
>
>Network type LAN
>Network Discovery is on
>File sharing is on
>Public Shareing is on
>Printer sharing is on
>Password protect sharing is off ( on Home network only)
>Media sharing off
>Internet Connection sharing is on
>
>Network state or type Private network
>Network is set to home configuration.
>
>If required how do I change from home configuration to business.
>
>Thankyou in advance
>Ben Ramsay
>
>
>

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