Hi everyone first time post, but it seems to be a pretty difficult problem. I have two computers, the first is a AMD Desktop with two NIC cards (both Netgear 10 Mb). One of the netgear cards is configured to connect to the school's T3 connection, the other is meant to connect to my laptop. Both my pc and my laptop are on XP Home SP1.
I've configured my desktop to have a user defined private IP address of 10.0.0.1 with the usual mask.
I've configured my laptop to have an address of 10.0.0.2, usual mask and entered the gateway as 10.0.0.1.
I don't want to share Internet through the two PC's, but I would like to share files. If the internet is an option I'll do it, but thats not a priority. I have Internet connection firewall off on both pc's. The PC's can detect one another in network neighbourhood and ping each other, although they can't see which folders are shared and also can't be accessed. Now usually I'm pretty good with computers so I don't like asking for help, but networking isn't really my thing and this has me stumped. Help Please!