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Windows 7: Yet Another Windows7 And XP issue

25 Dec 2009   #1
b4db0y

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Dec 2009   #3
b4db0y

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 w7 to wireless router, Xp to W7 via cable Cat 5.
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25 Dec 2009   #5
b4db0y

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 w7 to wireless router, Xp to W7 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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
b4db0y

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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
b4db0y

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 w7
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 w7 to xp.
4) once pings are good, leave cable as is, untick manula ip selection and set to auto detect.

5) Goto w7 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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