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Old 12-31-2006, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do setup a lan game? -fast reply please

I have 2 pc's windows 2000
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I have 1 Ethernet crossover cable
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One has a place to hook up a crossover cable, but the other doesn't. How would i hook the 2 up? What would i need and how much will it cost?

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Old 12-31-2006, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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connect the two pcs via crossover. both machines should have network interface cards to plug the crossover into, they run 10-20 bucks. setup a peer-to-peer network. assuming you will be playing over tcpip, set each machine with a static ip in the same subnet.

comp a
ip - 192.168.0.1
subnet mask - 255.255.255.0

comp b
ip - 192.168.0.2
subnet mask - 255.255.255.0

on comp a, open command line and run
ping 192.168.0.2

on comp b, open command line and run
ping 192.168.0.1

if either of these fail, try disabling any firewalls (including builtin xp)
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When you say open a command line you mean do the "start" - "Run"

and type "ping 192.168.0.1"

etc ?


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he means start>run>cmd

For the other comp you will need a pci network card. they're usually very cheap
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When i did that is says "request timed out"
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connect the two pcs via crossover. both machines should have network interface cards to plug the crossover into, they run 10-20 bucks. setup a peer-to-peer network. assuming you will be playing over tcpip, set each machine with a static ip in the same subnet.
ping 192.168.0.2

When you say setup a a peer-to-peer network, how would i go about doing that?
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just to check where you're at:

you've got a nic in each machine with drivers installed.
you've got your crossover cable connected to both machines.
for the time being you've disabled the firewalls on both PCs.
each nic is set to use tcp/ip and has a unique IP in the same subnet.

when you ping the IP of the second machine from the first it times out.

is all this correct?
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Yeah, sorry for the late reply =(

When i run the pings it tells me "Request Timed Out"
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Start | run | cmd

ipconfig /all

to verify the machine's tcp/ip settings
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