posted on Apr, 7 2009 @ 08:43 AM
Oh yes.. It's the season of buying new equipment to make working slicker,faster and more efficient..
OR to spend two days on bleedin techie forums trying to find out how to get an effin basic home network system set up.:bnghd:
I bought and installed a gigabit network card in my old one.(xp) working...
Bought the right cable and wired both pc's together..working ...
Downloaded and installed a patch for xp that's supposed to help...working
Setup the network on the Vista pc.. ERMM NOT working..
It managed quite happily to bypass the XP System to access the net.. it even got to validate vista/update etc...So the 'hardware is all working..
But in the 'network centre' it just shows itself .. twice.. one folder leading to the demo media files.
NO XP SYSTEM to be seen.
I disconnected from the net(just pulled out the USB wireless receiver) and disabled both firewalls.
I made sure folders(and even one whole drive) was 'shared and available'
Now I'm down to manually typing in IP addresses in the Vista machine (same as xp +1) as described in one forum...This of course lost the web
connection on the Vista machine..but still no access to the XP one..
I think I need the wonderfully clever chaps in here to help me out before my head explodes.. Or I start 'Reprogramming' both machines with a large
So much for increasing productivity.