I have set up a point to point network at home, one machine is using Windows 2000, the other XP. Now, I dial-up through the computer with Windows 2000 on it from the computer with XP and it works fine. If I were to ping the computer with Windows 2000 from my XP machine it sends all packages successfully. If I try to ping my XP machine from the Windows 2000 machine all packets are lost!!! So I cannot connect a network printer to my XP machine! What is going on??? They use the same IP address, 192.168.0.* and I have tried everything, but something is missing, but what?
This question was answered on May 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.Well this is one of the reasons why it is always suggested that the computer with the most updated operating system should be the domain computer for the simple fact since it is the most advance operating system it would be able to read and communicate with the older OS that may be why your experiencing a problem with your network printer at the moment.
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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 18, 2003