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Reconecting to the network
bigb42 Jun-05-01 12:35 PM
I recently networked my home's two PC's using crossover cable and following the steps in the how to guide on this site (how to network two windows computers). Now when i shut down any of the computers and restart it has troubles connecting back to the network. It gives and error saying that it cannot connect to the permanant network or something of that nature. Is the way to fix this problem, for example if any computer comes onto the network it will autoatically update the shared files etc.

1. RE: Reconecting to the network
lbyard Jun-05-01 04:14 PM
In response to message 0
If you share and map the hard disks on both computers, and you turn on just one of them, it will not be able to map the drive on the other one because the other is not on, and you will get that sort of message. Larry

2. RE: Reconecting to the network
bigb42 Jun-06-01 05:42 AM
In response to message 1
so you suggest not to map the hard drives or should i set one of them as a server etc. i want to network the computers so i will be able to share the new cable internet that i am about to get on both computers. Do you have any suggestion in fixing this problem?

3. RE: Reconecting to the network
lbyard Jun-06-01 02:20 PM
In response to message 2
Mapping drives should not affect the Internet connection. Are you saying you are having a problem connecting from one computer to the other when both are on, or you get an error when restarting a computer with the other off? Try Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network, Client for Microsoft Networks, Quick Logon. That will skip connecting to mapped drives. The computer will then connect to a Mapped drive when needed, if the other computer is on. The best way to share a cable MODEM is with a router (http://duxcw.com/faq/ics/waysshare.htm). If you have a router, you do not need one computer on to use the Internet with the other one and you do to need to pay a monthly fee for a second IP address. Larry

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