I am using Google groups until my laptop situation settles down so I don't have my lists of newsgroups. I can't seem to find a working group for disc ussing networking issues. Any suggestions?
I'm trying to get two PCs to talk over an Ethernet line, direct, no router. I have them wired with fixed IP addresses and can ping one another. I ca n view the hard drive of one from the other. I can't seem to get remote de sktop to work. I had it working once and found it was going over the Wifi link which is not as fast as I would like. When I disconnected that I was not able to make the remote desktop connection work over Ethernet and now I can't get it to work over the Wifi link again.
This should be easy. I had it working on two W2K machines ages ago and W2K was the dark ages of networking. There used to be an excellent site calle d World of Windows Networking, WoWN.com I think. I found what was left of the site at
So now all the sources I find tell me to follow the few simple steps which I do and I get no errors, except the connection is never made. It tells me to do simple things like make sure remote access is enabled and the remote computer is on.
It worked once, so everything needed must be there.