peer to peer network --not receiving packets RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to set up a peer to peer network, between a win 2000 machine and an XP machine.

    The network is connected, but i don't receive any data packets. 

    I can ping both IP addresses of  each PC locally, but cannot ping from one machine to the other. There are shared folders on each machine. The network cable has a crossover connector. I can't ping by computer name either.

    Any tips are welcome. 
    Monday, June 11, 2012 6:59 AM

All replies

  •   I found the answer here, in a well written article:


    It turns out that i was using the wrong ip addresses along with the subnet mask. With the range of IP addresses I was using, the subnet mask was not assiging the address as local. I changed the addresses and now i can ping across pc's.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 6:53 AM