Well I have gotten my new comp, put it together and everything works fine, however when doing somthing like this you have to expect somthing to go wrong, and it turns out networking is the thing thats going wrong. Both computers are running win XP which apprently changed all the network setup thingos :uhm: anyway, there are several problems, 1# the computers dont see eachother and if you click the option to the window crashes. 2# the router seems to kill the modem when its plugged into the computer and it takes quite awhile to get the modem back up again... 3# I only got to to try connect to the net once before the probs just happend alot more, and it asked for a particular IP which I have no idea how to find :confused: if somone could do a runthrough of setting up a network with XP it would be greatly appreciated, as I have never done a network, and my friend hasnt done one on XP before... so its just two newbies leading eachother in circles :lol:
seems you have three separate issue there to deal with. your internal home network, the router/modem issue and connecting to the internet. be a little more specific on the modem/router issue. is this a cable modem? connect the cable modem directly to you computer without the router. this should get you on the net first. once on the net, check the website for your router. there may be some firmware updates or info that can help you with the issue between the router and modem. for a home/office network click on 'my network places' on the left sidebar there is a set of selections you can make. you didn't say wether this was a wireless setup or not. use 'setup a home oe small office network' if it is a aired connection and use 'setup a wireless network for home/office' if it is wireless.
ok, the modem is a cable modem, however when trying to setup the network the modem stops working, and wont start until the router is completely unplugged from the computer (after the modem has gone back to its USB port.) when i eventually get past this issue I then have to find a particular IP addy (which I cant remember the name of, apprently the router is supposed to find it automaticly) and i have no idea where it would be located. it isnt a wireless setup, and though all the cables work fine, the computers done seem to 'see' eachother, and my new computer cant connect to anything :bawl: which means I cant put any of my files on it! ... I miss my music so much :(
Are you running a firewall on any of the other computers?
theres a firewall on both computers, however they were disabled to see if they were causing the problem, alas the same problems presented themselves...
What OS are the other PC's running.
You might have to install network protocols and IPX settings etc.
I am not too experienced with this but i'm giving my best advice.
definitely disable the firewalls. they will cause you problems. do your computers have 1Gbps network cards or onboard lan? do you have cat 5e or cat 6 cabling? once you have gone through the setup from 'my network places' on both computers, you need to set file sharing. go to 'my computer', your hard dirve letter, and right click on the drive, you will see a tab for file sharing. danger to this is that anyone who hacks your ip will get into your drive too. if you just want a certain folder then start from that folder and right click to file share. i just turn my file sharing off and on with my computers. can you get to the internet without the router being in the loop?
I can use the net if its through the old comp through the USB port, but I cant connect to the net when its connected to the router. after spending about 3 hours trying to get it to work my friend and I managed to get one computer to apprently work on the network, but the other computer doesnt seem to, it cant seem to find the IP to connect to the network, even though it has the same settings the old computer has to connect... my friend who has set up tons of networks isnt happy, according to him it should work but for some reason it just wont. This is the last part of my new comp setup... its delayed me for over a week I think I may end up having to call some guy in to set it up :uhm: and the network cables are cat 5, one comp has an inbuilt network card, the other has one installed.
Cat 5??? Shouldn't they be Registered Jack 45 Cable's? Or are these the same haha, I'm not sure.
your thinking of the jacks or connectors that are rj-45. cable is labeled cat5 for 10-100mbps and cat5e min. for 1000mbps (1gbps)