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Windows 7: Yet Another Windows7 And XP issue


25 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Yet Another Windows7 And XP issue

I have an issue. I want to connect Windows 7 and XP via LAN. I have the cross cables and 2 Lan slots.

The first one is connected to a modem (so internet connectivity throught that)

The other one i have used to connect both PCs together. i was able to sucessfully share files and had a healthy ping when both connected. But no internet connectivity. So i tried bridging the both lan connections. the connections between the pcs went away.

I need help.

Uploaded a pic.
http://i45.tinypic.com/2ni1s1s.jpg

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25 Dec 2009   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi and Welcome,

When you say the connections between the pcs went away, did u mean you can no longer share file?

Were both PCs able to gain access to the internet after u bridge?
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25 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Hi and Welcome,

When you say the connections between the pcs went away, did u mean you can no longer share file?

Were both PCs able to gain access to the internet after u bridge?

When you say the connections between the pcs went away, did u mean you can no longer share file?
YES

Were both PCs able to gain access to the internet after u bridge?
NO, only the host computer that is Windows 7 was able to gain access to the Internet. The other PC (windows XP) wasn't able to access files or internet
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25 Dec 2009   #4
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can i get you to go thru this thread Trouble sharing between 7 and XP?

My setup was Windows 7 to wireless router, Xp to Windows 7 via cable Cat 5.
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25 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Can i get you to go thru this thread Trouble sharing between 7 and XP?

My setup was Windows 7 to wireless router, Xp to Windows 7 via cable Cat 5.

I have done my setup the same way.


The default (main LAN) is set to automatic IP as it is connected thru modem and has dynamic ip.

I used a 192.168.0.1 on the other lan card on the host PC i.e. windows 7 and used 192.168.0.2 on windows xp. Next i bridged the 2 connections on windows 7.

When the connections are unbridged the file sharing works.

http://i49.tinypic.com/2yp0kd1.jpg
http://i47.tinypic.com/10xbi0y.png
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25 Dec 2009   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

When u allowed auto detect, why did u use 192.168.0.1? or is this ip given by your Router?

If so I find it weird that the IP is that cos usually the first IP should be the default gateway.
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25 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I had the gateway at 192.168.1.1

So you telling me that what i should do:

1. Set an ip of 192.168.0.1 to the second connection in my main windows
2. Set an ip of 192.168.0.2 to the XP
3. Next i should check if they ping
4. If yes then i should bridge the first and second connection of my main pc. this way both internet and file-sharing would work?

If yes then this doesnt work.
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25 Dec 2009   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can you give me the ipconfig of your main LAN? I don't quite like the zero in the IP.
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25 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

With a Bridged connection
http://i49.tinypic.com/ll9gx.jpg

The main internet connection (which is connected with modem)
http://i50.tinypic.com/260r9ew.jpg

The secnd connection (connted to XP)
http://i49.tinypic.com/mt3ryb.jpg
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25 Dec 2009   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

My fear of the zero in your ip is rightful

On your xp machine:

1) Connect the cross-over cable to your Windows 7
2) Set manaul ip to:

IP = 115.186.121.6 (6 is just a number in my head)
Subnet = should be auto filled out once u hit Tab from the IP location. Otherwise 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway = 115.186.121.1

3) test ping from Windows 7 to xp.
4) once pings are good, leave cable as is, untick manula ip selection and set to auto detect.

5) Goto Windows 7 and select your main LAN and the LAN to your xp,then brigde it.

Give it some times in betweens before testing IE.
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