PC-Switch-PC connection

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Hi everyone

I`m trying to connect 2 PC through a Switch. I have all CAT5 cable connected
(with this order: white+orange/orange/green+white/blue/blue+white/green/brown+white/brown)
But I still can not connect the 2 PCs. The system says that I have limited or no connectivity. Why? Please help me out of this. I have spent the last 3 hours on this, but nothing better.
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your cables may be in the right order but can you test them some other way?
maybe they did not crip all the way
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maybe this will help
http://resource.godps.com/cat5.htm
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I`m thinking of the posibility of some missing configuration of LAN connections, such as IP configuration, ... Can you provide some tutorial where I can figure it out.

I`ll really appreciate your help.
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CowKiller wrote:
maybe this will help
http://resource.godps.com/cat5.htm


These are the orders of colours of the cable. I already have them right.
Thanks anyway
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Are you assigning them IP Addresses?

Are they in the same workgroup?
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is there only one router?
try a diffrent cable. i think the cables are not crimped right
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CowKiller wrote:
is there only one router?
try a diffrent cable. i think the cables are not crimped right


The cables are crimped as stated here: http://resource.godps.com/cat5.htm
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Merlyn wrote:
Are you assigning them IP Addresses?

Are they in the same workgroup?


I let them choose automatic IP address. About the workgroup, I`m not really sure. Can you please show me how to change it?
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hoangxom wrote:
CowKiller wrote:
is there only one router?
try a diffrent cable. i think the cables are not crimped right


The cables are crimped as stated here: http://resource.godps.com/cat5.htm

i understand that you have them in the right order. but sometimes they may not crimp right. i also dont know how long you have been doing your own wires and so on.. but it just a idea
also did you try diffrent cables or do you have a cable tester?
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Sorry for the missunderstanding, my English is not good enough.
By the way, I do have a cable tester, and they are good !
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I let them choose automatic IP address.


This option will not work unless you have a router. If you are just using a switch, set them up manually like this:

IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 127.0.0.1

Change the IP for the second computer to 192.168.0.2, other information the same.
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thanks , I`ll try it out. Another question, if I can make it, how can I know that the 2 PCs see each other? How can I browse from one to the other in order to have access to the NET and to get files?

Thanks alot for helping me out.
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In order for them to see each other, you have to have them in the same workgroup.
You can do this by going to control panel, Click on "System" and them select "Computer Name" tab. There should be a buttom that says "Change". Click on it and just choose whatever name you wish to call your workgroup. You must do this on both computers, and they must be under the same workgroup. Also make sure you set the right permissions to the shared folders in order for you to have access to them, from any of your 2 PCs.

That is the manually way.

There is another way to do this, which is (on XP) go to control panel and select Network Setup Wizard, and it will guide you through some steps to connect both PC to a network.

good luck
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lucassix wrote:
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I let them choose automatic IP address.


This option will not work unless you have a router. If you are just using a switch, set them up manually like this:

IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 127.0.0.1

Change the IP for the second computer to 192.168.0.2, other information the same.


"IP addresses starting with 127 are not valid because they are reserved for loopback addresses. Please specify other valid value between 1 and 223"
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Make sure they are in the same workgroup. Actually, perhaps this article may help you.

http://www.duxcw.com/faq/network/xpnet.htm

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