I've got a windows XP machine and a windows 7 laptop connected by an ethernet cable. The xp has static ip address 169.254.84.221 and the windows 7 has 169.254.84.220. both subnet masks 255.255.255.0.
They can't ping each other (Or do anything else for that matter) edit: wierdly enough they can play each other at Unreal Tournament gotye :P testing the sequels now.
using the ping command just gives request timed out over and over again.
I've rebooted both machines and repaired the network and troubleshot the network etc. nothing has changed. What should I try next?