help on workgroup network connection

kongming0gnkongming0gn Member Posts: 32 ■■□□□□□□□□
hi there!

im wondering if any of you guys can give me a link that has a definitive instructions about setting up a workgroup, from ground up.. or if you guys can just give me an example in this forum.

i set up a virtual pc, 2 virtual machines in it.. i cant make the othe virtual machine appear on the other. i did small office home office networking.

thanks a lot!


  • Orion82698Orion82698 Member Posts: 483
    Are they both a member of the same workgroup?

    Can you ping either of the two machines?
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  • sthomassthomas Member Posts: 1,240 ■■■□□□□□□□
    What OS are you using? Make sure the Windows Firewall is off if it is XP or make sure the port for file and print sharing on the firewall is open. Also, maybe check and see if file and print sharing is enabled.
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  • kongming0gnkongming0gn Member Posts: 32 ■■□□□□□□□□
    both are on the same workgroup, i cant ping both vm's.

    i'll try adjusting the firewall, etc..

    what should appear on the workgroup? is it the computer name or the user name? can you give me example of configurations with tcp/ip settings?

  • Orion82698Orion82698 Member Posts: 483
    The ping might be shutdown by the firewalls "incoming Echo request".

    Check the exceptions in the firewall, if it's service pack 2.

    what are the TCP/IP setting saying? can you pull up an ipconfig/all for us?

    The workgroup should show the machine name.
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  • kongming0gnkongming0gn Member Posts: 32 ■■□□□□□□□□
    actually i just posted this question, im nowhere near my pc. im at work, so im just stating the conditions that went on with my virtual machine setup. icon_cool.gif

    well i will try those things that you gave... or maybe you can check my configuration.. my network setting for both machines is "Shared Networking".

    machine1 machine2computer name VPC1 VPC2
    password <none> <none>
    ip address

    ... but then again, perhaps you may give me a better one. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Orion82698Orion82698 Member Posts: 483
    Looks fine to me.

    Check out what sthomas said. Sound like a firewall issue.
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