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Old May 30, 2004, 08:36 AM
jotty jotty is offline
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Default Playing games on 2 PC's

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I have 2 PC's running XP, they are on a wireless network.

Can I play games such as FIFA etc using the 2 PC's against each other, like 2 player on Xbox PS2 etc.

Any tips pse chaps.
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Old Jun 19, 2004, 09:38 AM
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First of all, the games has the have the capability of playing game on a "lan".

If so, then try these steps to make sure your computers are properly networked:
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Disable all firewalls for testing.
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This includes Zone
Alarm, Norton Internet Security, etc.
Including XP's ICF...
From Control Panel, open Network Connections.
Right-click Local Area Network from Control Panel's
Network Connections and choose Properties
Click the Advanced tab and deselect (remove the
checkbox from) "Protect my computer..."
Click OK and close out of Network Connections &
Control Panel
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Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP:
XP utilizes DNS for communication by default. To
enable the systems to communicate via NetBIOS,
proceed as above to enter Network Connections.
Right-click your Local Area Connection and click
Properties
Scroll down in "This connection uses the following
items:" to find Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Select it (highlight it) and click properties
Click the Advanced button on the General tab.
Click the WINS tab.
Under NetBIOS setting heading
Click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
Click OK, OK, OK and close out of Network
Connections & Control Panel
===========================
Let Everyone's permissions apply to anonymous users as
well:
Click Start->Run->SECPOL.MSC /S <ENTER>
Navigate to Local Policies/Security Options.
Double click "Network Access:Let Everyone
permissions apply to anonymous users"
Click Enabled and click OK
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Check these links for more information:

***********.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/troubleshoot/

***********.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/addxp.htm
********support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308007
 

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