OK, I've asked this question on like 3 networking message boatrds, but no one seems to be able to help me out so I decided to throw this out to the Weinerville crew and see if you boys(and girls) can help me out...
OK, I've recently purchased a Linksys router so that I can share an IP address between two computers for internet connection. I'd also like to use it for playing network games. Now, I don't have anything too recent so most of the stuff I'm playing is like Red Alert and Warcraft 2, which use IPX to play over a network so I had to install the IPX compatible driver on both the computers I'm using. Now, when I choose to play a multi-player game of Warcraft 2 using the IPX network on my 98 computer, it takes me to a new screen to let me setup a game. When I do this on the XP computer, it still tells me that it is unable to find the IPX network. Same deal when I play Red Alert. the 98 computer gives me the option to play a network game whereas the XP doesn't even come up with that option. This has got to be possible. I know a few of you out there use XP, but have any of you played network games on it? I'm all out of ideas and this is extremely frustrating so if anyone has any ideas, please help me out. Thanks!
(edited by LeechOfTheNight on 17.2.02 1005)
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I haven't actually played a game with IPX in XP, but... I think I know what is wrong. Do you have IPX set up in XP? In your networking area, you can set up different protocols. The only one that is set up by default in XP is TCP/IP I think. You will just need to add the IPX/SPX protocol in your networking control panel most likely and this should work.
Well, that's how it used to be in the old days. Again, never tried, so think of this more as a "look in your network control panel for protocol options" post rather than a definitive "this is how you do it" post.
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