I have 2 computers that I am trying to setup a network for. All we want to do is be able to connect to one anothers server for a game, however it just fails. We are normalls on a switch that is plugged into a router. I first thought it was a router issue, but we made a crossover cable and that failed the same way. We have run the network wizard on both computers, disabled all AV and firewalls, XP included. Both computer have Windows XP, and both can access the outside internet through the switch/router.
We have tried a program that will create an outside server for us to connect to eachother directly through, that did not work. We cannot see eachother at all on the network, nor can we ping. Sometimes I will be able to ping the other computer, but that is random and he can never seem to ping me. I have been trying for over 7 hours now to get this fixed, and it has always been a problem. Anyone have any suggestions?