Probably a regular question but one I havent been able to work out. We are trying to connect two computers running XP using the network connection wizard. The main computer is Celeron 2.6 with 512 ram and running XP home and linked to the net via dial-up. The other computer is a Pentium 4 compaq running XP profressional. We linked them using a 3 metre catagory 6 cross over network cable. We then ran the netwrok setup wizard and followed all instructions. This didnt work so we have done it a few times and still no sucess.
Both computers show the connection under network connections with different IP addresses. The slave can see the IP address of both however the main one only shows its IP adress. We have disconnected the firewall. When the slave is shut down the main computer indicates it has lost the connection as the cable being disconnected
"My network places" do not show the other computer nor does the windows explorer tree.