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29th October 2007, 04:39 PM
Ok heres the deal I have my laptop and PC networked they share files run through the same router too my cable internet and all of the usual jibber jab, however for some reason they will not recognize each other in any sort of lan game. So who has any idea on how I can this or why the hell its even happening ?
29th October 2007, 05:19 PM
Have you set up a home network? I'm having the same problem with mine att the moment. There's other programs out there that are better at setting up networks than Windows but I dont know of any
29th October 2007, 05:20 PM
yeah but I think it screwy stupid thing lets me share files and all the usual stuff windows likes.
29th October 2007, 05:59 PM
tried without any firewalls?
Have you tried creating a domain? Sometimes at LAN parties I've had to join one to play games over LAN.
29th October 2007, 06:24 PM
How would one go about that then ?
29th October 2007, 10:03 PM
what lan games? some old skool lan games u'll have to setup an IPX network protocol
29th October 2007, 10:39 PM
nah BF2 mate COH are the only two games I have installed on the lappy.
29th October 2007, 11:09 PM
Turn off all firewalls.
Try connecting ingame via IP
Set your own IP address. 10.0.0.'#' is always a good one.
29th October 2007, 11:56 PM
tried it, tried it and well I can't even get the old 'connect to ip' to work this is bugged out.
30th October 2007, 12:24 AM
Is it a KCF..?
(thats when you have a problem between the Keyboard and the Chair,resulting in Failure.)
sorry couldn't resist that,since I found out you have renamed the AIX bots with our names............heh eheh
31st October 2007, 01:15 PM
Make sure you are both part of the same workgroup.... I usually call it "WORKGROUP" if you run the XP network wizard it changes it to "HOME"
I have also had simular issues when the "netbios" protocol wasnt installed...(in local area connection properties)
Also worth checking your subnet mask is set the same (usualy 255.255.255.0)
Hope this is of some help.... Probably something as simple as a faulty cat5/6 lead :)
31st October 2007, 01:25 PM
Networking is akin to witchcraft.
31st October 2007, 01:59 PM
Networking with wireless is like an incantation to invoke the devil...
31st October 2007, 05:36 PM
Set your own IP address. 10.0.0.'#' is always a good one. lol, thats default and automatic.
Like everyone else said, also try pinging each other. Plus check your router settings, as they really aren't designed to be a network switch, which would be the better way of going about it if you've exhausted all other methods.
31st October 2007, 11:19 PM
Default is usually 192.168.0."#"
Depends on what router you are using, it may or may not change it to the 10.0.0.#
1st November 2007, 12:07 AM
Bah computers make my head hurt, I have set up networks from this PC to my other PC's and laptops before its just my new Thailand one thats giving me grief, I might just ring my tech geek brother and ask him for a step to step on how to fix it hes good like that.
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