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I'm trying to setup a home network between a windows 7 and windows xp machine. I have a small hub. My XP computer has a manually assigned IP address ( and I set my Windows 7 machine to have a manually assigned IP address ( The XP computer works, but the Windows 7 machine does not see the network. It says that there is no connectivity.

Ping does not work from either machine.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Do you get internet on either or both machines? – Alec Gorge Apr 28 '10 at 1:06
Is the link-active light on for the hub where the W7 cable is plugged in? Is the W7 NIC card's link-active light (assuming it has one) on when plugged in? What is the netmask of your LAN? – Fred May 1 '10 at 3:49

If it is a hub or a switch, make sure that there is no ip address assigned for the gateway on the LAN interfaces on either machine.

If it's a router, make sure that you have configured the router already.

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