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Captain Blade

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#1 12 years ago

Hey me and my bro are on Lan or network, whatever you call it, but we can't see each others computers. When we make multiplayer games we can't see them and he cant see folders that are shared.

Help?




*The.Doctor

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#2 12 years ago

Did you set up the network through the control panel?

Do either of you have a firewall running?




cokefizz3000

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#3 12 years ago

Does it say limited or no connectivity?




marvinmatthew

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#4 12 years ago

Are you able to do anything that would make you think that you're both on a working network (say, you can both share the same printer).

We need more info, just saying that you have a problem isn't enough,

How is the network set up?




rob.

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#5 12 years ago

I can only tell this will be a firewall issue.

What game is it anyway? Alot of older games need the TCP, and IP set up properly.




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#6 12 years ago

Make sure you are in the same workgroup (right click my computer, properties, computer name, change workgroup), many times this has slowed down LAN setups of mine.




Captain Blade

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#7 12 years ago

Did I mention that this started ever since he reinstalled windows? We could see each others computers fine before.




Homer Gonerson

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#8 12 years ago

Go to Start>Run>Type "Cmd" (no quotes), Press Enter> Type "ipconfig" (no quotes), press enter. Tell us what the ip address and default gateway are from pboth pcs (should be something like "192.168.1.xxx"), this is to make sure you are both on the network and are both getting an IP address




rob.

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#9 12 years ago

This will only display the IP of the computer, router (if applicable), and internet connection. Not other computers.

But, what you can do, is run the IPconfig, get the IP address of both PC's, then type in 'Ping *IP Address of other computer here*'. Do this on both computers. If the ping is successful, and you notice packets being sent to the IP's, then you have established that you have a connection with each computers. Do that, then report back to me. ;)




Homer Gonerson

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#10 12 years ago

It would at least narrow it down to see if they're both recieving an IP address from the DHCP server (if it's enabled)