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Joxer 06-07-03 01:00 PM

Setting up WinXP(home)-WinME Firewire Network
 
I am trying to network my laptop (XP Home) with my desktop (ME) thru firewire. I was told it could be done but I have no idea how to do it. I have run the network setups on both computers but they still can't find each other. On my laptop, under Network Connections I see a 1394 Connection - Type: Network Bridge - Status: Enabled, Bridged. So why can't I see my desktop, or get on the web?

Also, under the 1394 Connection Status I am getting both Sent and Received packets under Activity. Which I'm guessing means that the two computers are talking to each other, but I still can't see them.

Ranger 06-07-03 02:24 PM

Are they in the same workgroup or domain?

MrBob 06-08-03 08:29 AM

Is your desktop formated in NTSC? Unless I'm mistaken, (which easily could be) ME is in fat32 and if your XP is formated in NTSC, than the fat partiontion won't be able to read your NTSC partition.

If they are configured using TCP/IP you can go to a dos promt and type ping x.x.x.x to see if they are communicating.

TheBang 06-08-03 09:26 AM

What IP address do you have specified for the interface on each computer? They can't be set to DHCP because you don't have a DHCP server. I would suggest something like 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.2

For getting onto the Internet, does one of the computer have a connection and you're trying to share it with the other one through this FireWire connection? Have you enabled Internet Connection Sharing?

shaun3000 06-08-03 03:09 PM

I tihnk that'd be NTSF. NTSC is the standard for color television in the US... ;)

Joxer 06-08-03 03:22 PM

Todd B. How do I enable internet connection sharing with ME? Me is my systemt that is connected to the internet.

MrBob 06-08-03 06:09 PM


Originally posted by shaun3000
I tihnk that'd be NTSF. NTSC is the standard for color television in the US... ;)
DOH!

TheBang 06-08-03 07:12 PM


Originally posted by shaun3000
I tihnk that'd be NTSF. NTSC is the standard for color television in the US... ;)
Well, it's actually NTFS. But it doesn't really matter with regard to this discussion, because the file system format doesn't matter when sharing files over the network.


Originally posted by Joxer
Todd B. How do I enable internet connection sharing with ME? Me is my systemt that is connected to the internet.
Good question. I don't use ME for one thing (worst operating system ever). I've never used Windows ICS either. I would suggest going to the built-in Windows Help and type in Internet Connection Sharing. It should have a step-by-step guide that will help you turn it on.

shaun3000 06-10-03 08:49 PM

Yeah, well... That's what I get for typing too fast

Joxer 06-10-03 10:25 PM

Well, I think I'm just going to format my computer and upgrade to XP Home. I know that will work with minimum setup, and my system will probably be more stable.


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