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I'm trying to network 2 computers without hub/router just straight through with the cable, never had a problem on xp 32 bit but ever since I switched to XP 64 one computer sets up fine and shows up in the entire network (my network places) but from the other computer, nothing shows up, I have done the setup numerous times and nothing shows up.
On the buggy computer, there are 2 NIC ports, I have run the update driver, still no results. Probably should mention that when I run the setup network wizard, I have to click on Ignore disconnected network hardware in order to continue which didn't do that on the working computer.
I have basically followed the steps on this link plenty of times and it fails to function properly, never had a problem on xp 32 bit.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/homenet.mspx

Any help would be great.
 

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I have fixed the problem,
I checked the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and found some of the services indispensable for networking were switched off.
So switched them on and it all works well.

hope this will help someone else.
 
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