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If one network computer has difficulty communicating with other computers
that are running Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, or Microsoft Windows 98
in a peer-to-peer workgroup, make sure that you have setup the common
workgroup, protocol, enabled the file and printer sharing, and setup
necessary permission for the user accessing.
One of the common problems in workgroup network is permission. If you have
the above mentioned setup correctly, and even used the same ID and password
of the accessed computer to logon, and you were still unable to access the
win2000/XP computer, try to enable the guest account in the win2000/XP
(enable guest account is risky) or even enable simple file sharing on XP.
Another common problem in mixed (win9x, NT, ME, Win2K and XP) workgroup
network is name resolution. If you can ping IP but not computer name, this
may be a NetBIOS issue. You may try to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP on
win2K/XP if you don't have WINS server.
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> I have 2 PCs at home. One with Windows 2000 and one with
> Windows Me. I have a cross cable between them, but I am
> not able to connect them.
> are there step by step detailed instructions how to setup
> up the connection between the 2 computers?
> Many thanks,