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Noob Network Q's

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Rikwaller, 31 Jan 2006.

  1. Rikwaller


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 105

    Hello All.

    I have spent the last 3 hours attempting to set a crude network between my two laptops. I have some MP3's on my old laptop which i want to get on my new laptop. I have managed to network the two, but I can only ping the second laptop about 33 % of the time.

    When I am transfering music, I get the message the the network address is now unknown ( something like that ), so I assume that the connection is being dropped.

    It is a simple set up via crossover cable.

    Can anybody shed any light on this ?

    Thanks for your help

  2. T180985


    Joined: 22 Aug 2005

    Posts: 230

    should just need to use a crossover cable between them and if this is all you have you definantly shouldnt be getting any dropped packets. whats the make and model of your old laptop? i have an old dell c400 and the network card is pretty crappy giving me dropped packets quite often
  3. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,744

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    you have any security enabled on either of the computers and have you enabled simple file sharing ???