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Q: Solved: Home wireless networking

Just set up a wireless home network, but the problem I'm having is, my desktop C:\ drive is not listed on my laptop, but my laptop C:\ is listed on my desktop machine. Both running Win7. Hope this is clear.Thanks Keith

A: Solved: Home wireless networking

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Hi there community. Newbie here so please be gentle.

I'm trying to setup a home network using a Desktop PC (which has a wireless card installed) running on Win XP SP3 and my laptop which is on running on Win 7 Home Premium.

Both PC and Laptop are accessing the net via my Netcomm NB504 Wireless router which in turn is connected to the cable modem.

For some reason, I cannot view both computers on the same workgroup from either the laptop or the PC. I've checked common things like ensuring workgroups are the same. Both adminstrator names are the same (although neither have passwords on them). Also ensured firewalls are switched off and checked that Netbios is enabled over TCP/IP on the adapter properties.

any ideas? Its driving me mad. The last time I setup a workgroup at home was several years ago using a Ethernet cable (wiring reversed) between the 2 pc's which worked first time every time... Not sure if this is router related or pc related. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Cheers

A:Solved: Home Networking with wireless

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I have a Dell Dimension connected through a 2701HG-G (2-Wire) Modem/Router and I am getting a fine signal. My problems are this...We have a 2nd desktop upstairs (Compaq) running Windows 2000 and a Wii System in the living room (1 room away from the router). There is a connection at the upstairs desktop but no internet access and the Wii just keeps getting error messages when it tries to connect. We bought adapters for both PC's. Does anyone have any instruction on how to make this work? I am tired of believing what they tell us because everytime we turn around there is something else we need to buy. It is becoming much more of an expensive venture than we anticipated. And we have spent way too much time on the phone with "support" people who do nothing but take up our time (and we are talking hours here) and giving us nothing in the way of help....or hope.

Help Please.


A:Solved: Bell Wireless Home Networking Issue

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Could someone help me here? Here's my dilemma:

I need to connect my work laptop via Ethernet. Wireless causes problems with my secure connection to a corporate network (think remote login).

See the diagrams below of what I have now, and what I need.

Would these work?
TRENDnet TEW-650AP Wireless Access Point:
Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Switch 5 x RJ45


A:Solved: Home Office Wireless/Wired Networking

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I recently bought an HP laptop and want to connect it to my wireless network. I have it where it allows me to access the network but wont let me connect to Internet. Do i need to purchase a PC card for this? It has a built in Wireless LAN capability so i thought i could use it out of the box for my home network. Is this not correct?


A:Wireless networking for home

if you have a home network with a wireless router it should work OK

HP laptops usually have a switch to turn the wireless on/off - is it turned on and a (usually on HP) Blue light on the PC

if its all new - how is you netwrok configured for wireless - do you have it secure

Post some makes and models of modems or routers and let us know as much about you home network as possible

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I will be needing to network my laptop wirelessly to a new desktop PC that I just purchased. I did this with a previous PC (and the same laptop) a couple of years ago, so I think I still have the equipment I need, but I want to make sure, and also get any tips from the experts who can respond.

I have a stand alone Linksys wireless router (G standard) which I can hard wire to my new desktop and a DSL internet modem. I have a matching Linksys wireless network adapter card for my laptop. The printer will also be hardwired to the new desktop PC. I want the laptop to be able to access the internet, and files and folders on the desktop PC, and send jobs to the printer - wirelessly - from other rooms of the house.

Further, it's possible that my new desktop will come with a wireless card/feature already installed - I'm not sure. If so, can I bypass using the Linksys router?

Both computers are running Windows XP.

If you want to give me a few good links to tutorials that cover my particular setup, that would be fine with me., and it will save you some typing.

A:Wireless networking at home

Connect one of the computers to the router for any configuration you need to do. Then to use you can connect the desktop via ethernet or via integrated wireless adapter. Connect the laptop via ethernet or wirelessly. When you have them both accessing the internet through the router following is the wizard way to enable file and printer sharing.

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other... Read more

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Trying to network the my Toshiba notebook to the desktop computer. The network wizard is what I use the most of the time. However, this new Toshiba notebook with Windows XP and Mcafee security on it, I am having a hard time setting up the network. In MY NETWORK PLACE I can see the notebook, but can not the desktop. Something blocking the networking on the notebook, so what setting, configuration, or changes I needs to make? So that the network can work. My the way I am using Comcast high Speed and Linksys router.


A:Wireless Home Networking

Hi first try to disable your internet connection and leave the LAN running. Next disable all the firewall on notebook and the desktop, check if you are able to see them. Than enable the firewall on each machine at a time and see the results. If you are suck after enabling the firewall on one machine than you know the cause.It may sound tiresome to do this but it helps you to understand whats happening.I suspect its the Mcafee thats the culprit to the issue but to double confirm try out what I have suggested.

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I just moved out my apartment into a new house and I'm finally using my router's wireless ability. Unfortunately I just realized my router sucks. I think it may have some damage. Whenever two devices are simultaneously using the wireless, it only responds to one at a time. You might try to go to a website, but it won't load until 2 minutes later if another device is using the router.

I am thinking of replacing my router, but I don't know which one I should buy. I don't know if I should buy a wireless-G or wireless-N router. I barely know anything about wireless N except that its faster and has longer range. But would it have a significant effect? Currently when I use my wireless g router, I can get about 6 mbps using ethernet, and 4 mbps using wifi. Besides internet, I am also planning to stream videos through the wireless network.

So what kind of router should I buy? Also I noticed there are big price differences. What makes some better than others? What to look for one buying one? Thanks.

A:Wireless home networking

Wireless N is much better for streaming no doubt. From my 30Mbps cable connection I get 15Mbps out in my garage through two walls and accross my yard. Streaming HD movies out there works perfectly. I use the D-link DIR-655 but there are other decent brands to choose from.

The 2.4-5GHz dual band routers are ok but do cost more and are only required if there are many other 2.4 band networks in your area.

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I have a home networking linksys wireless router and want to add my iBook laptop to this network thru the macs airport . I can't find any help anywhere for this. pcs are xp and vista. iBook is mac os Thanks in advance everyone here at techguy.

A:mac and pc wireless home networking

Is "the macs airport" the wireless adapter in the iBook? (Need I mention that I know little or nothing about Mac?)

If so, what trouble are you having trying to connect to the router?

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I am about to purchase a new home and just need some basic advice:
The home has three floors and when my wife and I and my in-laws all move in (no comments, please, on living with the in-laws, I like them), we will have 4 desktops, 1 work laptop, and 3-4 stand alone TiVo's that will all need wired/wireless connections (mostly wireless). We may want to share a printer or two also. The home is not wired for Ethernet already.
I would like to do it all wirelessly but I am not sure if I need to find an 8-port wireless router or if I can connect them all to a 4 port that will auto-negotiate between all of the connections.
Additionally, I am a little fuzzy on the use of wireless access points or hubs and how it can all work together to have a secure but useful home network.
Note: The TiVo's do not, obviously, need to be connecting all the time to get their schedule updates but I would like them connected to be able to use the Home Network Options and transfer shows and the like.


A:Home Wireless Networking

If at all possible use a wired network. It will almost certainly be faster and will deffinately be more reliable.
If you want to use a wireless network then bear in mind that range is often an issue, especialy between floors. You can extend range with wireless bridges but you are always sacrificing speed. Unfortunately you cant always guarantee that the signal will not be interfeared with. Somtimes metal in the building can reduce or even prevent signals geting to an from there desired locations. This one is difficult to test. My rule of thumb, if you are in the same room and have a visual line of sight with the access point you would be very unlucky not to get a signal.

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I just bought a wireless router for home so that I can have my laptop connecting to my broadband at the same time as my desktop computer.

I'm not at all familiar with networking, so can anyone tell me whether I can now share files and printing through the two computers through the wireless router, and, if so, how?


A:Wireless Home Networking

Assuming both computers are getting internet through the router and at least one machine has Win 2k Pro or Windows XP, here is one way to set up file and printer sharing.

Windows XP works best with Service Pack 2. It contains many networking fixes and improvements. Many have said that the firewall prior to SP2 is problematic.

Run the Network Setup wizard on each machine. You can find it in Control Panel. Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if other PC is ME or 98SE or 98. Windows XP firewall will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... .

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

After you have shared a printer on one computer, on the other computer you can "add a printer ... network printer" fr... Read more

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Hi! I have recently (as in yesterday!) gotten connected to DSL. I only have a laptop, and would like to be able to use a wireless internet connection with my laptop. My laptop is already wireless capable, but I don't have a clue as to what else I need to buy to be able to use my laptop away from my desk. I am worried that I am making this harder than it is, and am going to totally look incompetent!
Do I just need to purchase a wireless router--then hook my DSL up to it? Will my laptop then just recognize the internet connection? :blush: Or is that way too simple?

A:Wireless Networking within!?

well simply put your first step is of course purchase a wireless router... preferrably one that says somethign like wireless access point.. or has cable/dsl router in the line, because they are geared toward easy setup for home networks using cable/dsl.

another question is do you have to use a id/password to login if so you have a PP0E or point to point over ethernet... and you will have some configuring to do on your router.

otherwise if you dont it should be prettymuch plug go.... but NOTE.. it will not be secure out of the box.......

you will want to enable WEP at the very least..... and you would have to interact with the router console to do that... and ususally you can do something like in a browser to access your router config....

get your wireless dsl/cable router and we can help ya with the ins and outs... also NOTE make sure your wireless dsl/cable router uses the same wireless protocol 802.11a or 802.11b or 802.11 g... depending on your laptop.

hope that helps more than confuses...

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In my home office I have the Optimum Cable Modem, that is connected to Vonage Phone VioP which is then connected to Belkin Wireless Router's WAN port. At Belkin Wireless Router's LAN port I have my network printer connected, and connection to my 8 port netgear switch. Netgear switch has connection from Belkin Wireless Router at port #8 and Port#1 through 5 are connected to in wall patch panel that provides wired connection to all 5 bedroom in the house. Since bedrooms are on the other side of the house Belkin Wireless Router signal does not reach them. So, I set up another wireless router (Tenda) in my bedroom.
I believe I have set up the second wireless router correctly as I have connected the wall cat5e cable to LAN of the Tenda Router, configured it for static ip ( and disabled its DHCP. I have also made sure that Belkin router only starts IP from
I have two diff SSID name for Belkin and Tenda.
I can successfully connect wirelessly to Tenda for may be a day or so. But then it stops working. I can connect another cat5e to Tenda's LAN port and connect to my laptop and it will work but wireless will not. Restarting Tenda does not help. I have to walk to my home office on the other side of the house and restart Belkin to have wireless in my room work again.
What am I doing wrong?
As per the load on the router, we have 4 phones in the house that connects wirelessly to Belkin, all the rooms have computers that are directly connected. ... Read more

A:Wired and Wireless networking at home

For multiple routers, only the router connected to the modem has a wire in the WAN slot. For all others, connect to any LAN slot and leave the WAN slot empty.

Only the first router should have DHCP active.

All devices regardless of the connection type (wired vs wifi) or the device to which they connect (RouterA, RouterB, Switch1) will then have DHCP addresses on the subnet of routerA.

The static address will be immaterial but can still be accesses to control WiFi setups.

Suggest one wifi router be set to channel X and the other to any other channel than X.

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Hi all,

Hopefully someone out there is a little more savvy with home networking and can point me in the right direction.

I recently bought a wireless router to use at home. I only own 2 laptops, a PS3 and a Wii. I hooked my wireless router up to the broadband modem (cable) and then setup my WEP keys. I can access the wireless router fine... however I cant get connected to anything except the wireless router. Even then if I make changes to the wireless router config I need to reboot my laptop because it wont reconnect to the router. It sounds strange but I cant ping anything except and traceroute attempts never make it past my router.

My suspicion is that I may need to login to my broadband modem and make some changes to the settings. Does anyone recognize this issue?

Also to compound the problem I am in Japan using Japanese hardware but cant really read the interface so fidgeting with settings isnt going over so well...


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I have Two systems, one a laptop with wireless capability, and the other a desktop. I have an active cable connection, along with a wireless router. Everything is fine with the internet connection, but in an attempt to share files and the printer between the two, I have had no luck. I ran the home networking wizard on both, both have the same designated workgroup and unique computer names, but I am unable to view the files in which I designate to share,I have confirmed that microsoft file and print share is enabled, and everything else. I can only view the system I am on when I go into network places and view the workgroup computers, I am at my wits end, can you please help me figure this out, Thanks in advance, Andy

A:Home Networking issue with Wireless

Are you using firewalls? Are they configured to allow the local ip's access?

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I am currently on DSL. Just received my new networking devices. Bought wireless router. What do I do first. Does router go on 2nd PC? Thanks

A:dsl home-networking where does my wireless router go?

Don't know what the rest of your kit is, but typically:

DSL Modem --- (WAN port) router (LAN ports) --- PC(1)-PC(4)

Where you might have up to 4 PCs wired to the LAN ports of the standard router.
Then being wireless the wireless PCs would also be talking to the router.

Normally you would get the DSL connection working with just the modem and a PC directly connected (no router). Then disconnect modem and connect a router LAN port to PC if there was any configuration of the router required from the PC. Finally connecting up everything. The modem and router documentation should cover all eventualities.

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I have 3 computers at home all running windows xp home edition. I have dsl with linksys wireless access point. I want to be able to share folders between the three computers. I have ran the network wizard on all three computers. when I go to network places and view workgroup, I only see the computer that I am currently on. I can't see the other computers. All three computer names are different but the workgroup name is the same for all three. What am I missing Here? What do I need to do to be able to see all three computers in my network places?

A:windows xp wireless home networking

XP is a dream to set up for networking usually.

Check how you are getting IP addresses. Under Network Connections, TCPIP, Properties.

You may need to post back with more info, such as are you using a DSL router, and if so is it the DCHP host (issues the IP addresses)

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My wife and I are going to dive into flipping houses. We had an idea to wire the home with a wireless router centralized in a hallway closet. Then we were going to wire every room with an RJ45 jack from the router. One problem I could think of was placement of the modem, different services will have different access points wired. (ie. coax, dsl, fiber) If anyone is familiar with the way new custom homes are being wired with RJ45, input is appreciated.

Also, which type of router would I have to use. Are there any wireless routers with more than 4 ports? I really would rather stray from hooking up parallel routers to achieve more than 4 ports.

A:Wiring a home for Wireless networking

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Hello all,

I have a little hard time grasping the speeds when it comes to mb/s kb/s etc, etc.

I know that Wireless N is faster then Wireless G (which is what I have now) and I also (think) I understand that the benefit of the "G" standard is generally only seen on one's internal network.

I currently have the Linksys/Cisco W54xxxx "G" router. It's in a seperate room from my iMac and I connect to my network wirelessly. My iMac supports "N".

I have the SBC/ATT DSL Elite plan.

My question is, is there any benefit going to a "N" router? Will I see any speed increases on my Mac which is what I use most often. My Laptop (W7) is a little older and does not support "N".


A:wired/wireless n/g home networking question

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The machine runs fine.

The Belkin wireless card functions correctly. Every other computer in the room can see and connect to the network without issue. This one desktop shows as if everything is just fine - however, it wont' 'see' our network. It'll see the Red Roof a quarter mile down the street - but won't see the one based 30 feet away. A computer right next to it sees our network - and the Motel 6 accross the street.

Any ideas as to why it can't see 'our' network?

A:Odd wireless networking issue (WinXP home)

Since "The Belkin wireless card functions correctly" maybe it is a 'b' card and your network and the Motel 6 one are 'g' only networks? Not likely for a motel, though.

Or if there is a possibility that the card is not functioning correctly, look for a driver/utility update. Are you using Windows XP' WZC or the Belkin utility to manage the adapter? Are you sure that the other one is not running?

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Evening everyone. I know you've heard this before... but I SOOOOO hope someone can help me!

Ok, here's my setup... I'll start really basic since I don't know how much info you need...

I've got cable internet coming into a motorola modem... then into a motorolo wireless router. I have 4 computers running XP hardwired (via ethernet cables) into the router. We'll call these Computers 1, 2, 3 and 4. I also have 1 desktop downstairs with a wireless internet connection running on XP. This will be Computer 5. And lastly I have a laptop (wirless connection as well) running on VISTA..... aka Computer 6.

I have a printer hooked up to Computer 5, which I'd like to share with all the other computers. So I started off setting up a Home Network. I ran the Network Setup Wizard on all of the computers. Computers 1, 2, 3 and 4 went smoothly. I'm having trouble with the two wireless comuters, though. When I try to "View Workgroup Computers" from #5, I get the following error message:

Ouaznet is not accessable. You may not have permisson to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

End of error message. BTW, OUAZNET is the workgroup name.

Now, for Computer 6, which is running Vista and also wireless... I just cannot even see any other computers on Ouaznet workgroup.

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A:Home Networking... error connecting wireless computer and vista issue

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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

A:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I'm tearing my hair out !
(And there's not that much of it.)

I have a set of laptops (used in a school classroom). They connect to the LAN via wireless .. or, at least, they used to.

Specifically: Toshiba SP2100 with D-Link AirPlus G+ wireless PCMCIA cards.

After trying many, many things:

- Boot SP2100 from XP CD (SP2)
- Don't fix any of the driver issues
- Plug wireless card in
- Cancel plug&play
- Install correct driver with d/loaded Setup_v204.exe
- WZC managing wireless connection
- Sees wireless network (WEP) but
- Won't connect automatically (after setup wizard)
- Won't connect manually
BUT ..
- Boot into "safe mode with networking" and wireless works faultlessly

I've got to be missing something really simple.
Please, please can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !

A:Solved: Laptop wireless networking only works in "safe mode with networking"

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think i accidentally turned off wireless inspiron 1520/ Windows XP...message i get is press FN + F2..but that does nothing...i was traveling yesterday..with the computer working in an airport think i accidentally turned off but have no idea how to enable. Please help..i work from home on this machine and it's pretty critical i get help soon.
thanks so much

A:Solved: Wireless is turned off.. cannot enable wireless networking

Hi Jadewoman

On the left hand side of this laptop there is a wireless switch. This will turn it back on!

See page 27 of the owner's manual including a picture of the switch.

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sorry if this is posted elsewhere already, I couldn't find it or am so unknowledgable I didn't know i'd found it.

I have a macbook and a laptop running XP, and connect to the internet using a Lynksys wireless router. The XP laptop has to use a wireless adaptor to connect.
both computers are connected to the internet just fine.

How do I connect them into a home network so I can access files and stuff from each on the other?

Thanx in advance for any help.

A:Solved: Home networking - How to...

Because both are already connected to your Linksys router, you already have them networked to each other.

To get both to share files with each other, you have to run some sort of service on one or both boxes to get them to talk to each other in a manner both systems will understand. Here's one link from Apple discussing how to set it up on OS X: . And here's a link to Microsoft's website with their answer to this: .

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I've been trying to get my 2 desktops and one laptop to network to each other, the main reason is to share a printer. My main computer is also the best and fastest desktop. It is hard wired to a Lynksys router. The other desktop and the laptop are wireless to the router. All are running XP-Pro. All three access the internet perfectly, there just seems to be a lack of communications between them. Here's what I've done so far. I ran the network connection wizard on the MAIN first, then the other two units. All the file and printer sharing boxes are checked correctly. The network name is the same on all computers. "File and printer sharing for Microsoft networks" is checked in Local area connection properties. In the printer porperties, the box is checked for "Share this printer" and the printer is named. On the other computers, I go to "Printers and Faxes" and try to add new printer. I check "a network printer", next window "browse for a printer". The name I called my network shows up in the list. I enter the name I call the printer I want to share from the MAIN computer and it tells me Windows cannot open the printer. "Either the name was typed incorrectly, or the specified printer has lost its connection to the server. For more information, click Help." I tried the Help and went through all the steps it called for, but still no success. What am I missing? Is there an issue caused by my main computer be... Read more

A:Solved: Home Networking

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Hey guys,

I'm looking to be able to connect my laptop to my home computer via my router. My laptop connects with the router through wireless while my home computer is connected with an ethernet cable.

My laptop uses Windows Vista and my home computer uses Windows 7. Is it possible to create some sort of home network so that I can transfer files?


A:Solved: Home Networking

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Hi, first time setting up a home network. All computers are running home xp. 2 desktops and 1 lap. Have a dsl connection no problem connecting to internet. I ran the wizard and everything seem good. When looking in network places no one can see the others computer. It's like nothing has been setup? Using a 4 port linksys router. 1 Compaq 1 Delland the laptop is HP. Thanks VP

A:Solved: Home Networking

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My desktop had to be cleaned of malware recently. The desktop was the host for the modem and router. While the desktop was out, we continued to use the wireless laptop. Now that the desktop is back I can not stay connected to the internet on the laptop unless I unplug the modem for two minutes then plug it back up. I also can not see the shared printer on the laptop so that capability is gone as well. I tried to reset the home networking but that did not correct the problem. Do I need to disconnect the firewalls on both computers to get internet and shared printing? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Home Networking

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Cannot get a Brother HL-2040 working with 2 networked computers using a DSL modem and a switch. (am using a switch because there is another PC in network that has it's own printer.) I have followed instructions in the book but there must be some little item I am overlooking. I have no problem printing from the PC that the printer is connected to via a parallel cable. Any tips from anyone will be much appreciated. And as usual TIA.

A:Solved: Networking a home printer

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I have a networking peer-to peer system with Windows 2000 Professional system and is working find.I added a Win98 machine and when I go into Network Neighborhood and access another machine it give me the message "Enter Password" Resource: \Ronw/IP$. I can access the Win98 machine from the win 2000 machine and transfer files to the win98 machine but can"t fransfer from the win98 machine to the win2000 machine .Can you please tell me what I'm doing wrong . Thanks........

A:Solved: Home networking with Win98

Permissions. Windows 98 is wide open. Windows 2000 (based on NT) isn't.

The quick solution is to create an account on the Windows 98 machine and *log into it*

Then create the same account/password combination on the Windows 2000 machine.

Now, you will be able to access the 2000 machine from the 98 machine.


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I recently purchased a laptop with XP home.

My desktop is on a home domain w. XP Pro

Wireless is turned off on the laptop - connecting via ethernet. Same hub as desktop machine.

Both machines obtain IP via DHCP from router.
Both machines can access internet.
Both machines can ping gateway and internet addresses

I have turned off firewall on laptop. I have enabled sharing on laptop.

Desktop (XP Pro) can ping laptop and can connect to a share on the laptop.

Laptop (XP Home) cannot ping desktop (ip address or name) or connect to a share.

I don't want to join the domain (I know XP Home cannot do this) I just want to access a share on desktop.


Why can't the laptop ping desktop pc - shouldn't this be at the TCP/IP level (or is this inhibited by XP Home?)

Shouldn't I be able to connect to a share on the desktop (by providing desktop user id and password) from the laptop?

Thanks, Marty

A:Solved: Networking Question XP Home, XP Pro

martyrl said:

I have turned off firewall on laptop. I have enabled sharing on laptop.

Desktop (XP Pro) can ping laptop and can connect to a share on the laptop.

Laptop (XP Home) cannot ping desktop (ip address or name) or connect to a share.
Click to expand...

That looks specifically like you have a firewall running on your desktop (XP Pro) as it would produce those exact symptoms. Turn off the firewall. If you say you it's not on, look again

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I have a home network consisting of two computers both running WinXP. I have set them up (AFAIK) identical. However, I still can't connect them.

They are connected through a hub, and both computers are able to connect to the internet. Both are connected to the same workgroup, "LOCAL". When trying to browse the network, computer 1, Homer, is only able to see itself in the local workgroup, while computer 2, Hobbes, receives an error message "LOCAL is not accessible".

Additionally I discovered something I found strange. When I try to ping the computers' own IP-addresses Homer times out, while Hobbes works fine. Pinging eachother does not work.

Any ideas, anyone?

A:Solved: Home networking problem

Well, you need to resolve the ping issues before you go any farther. 99% of the time, PING issues are firewall configuration problems.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

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I have a desktop and laptop networked. The laptop has XP Pro, desktop XP home. I have them networked wirelessly and can connect to the desktop from the laptop, but I cannot connect to the laptop from the desktop.

When trying to access the laptop from the desktop I receive this error message "[Folder Name] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied."

I've checked to make sure that permission is not denied (the "everyone" group on the laptop has full permission, I realize this doesn't affect remote access but I can't add users from another computer, and since permission isn't denied it should be allowed).

Firewall access has been allowed (ip added to trusted list) and I can ping each computer from the other.

What do I need to do to allow my desktop to access my laptop?

A:[SOLVED] home networking issues

Well, each folder (or file) has 2 sets of permissions...the share permissions and the NTFS permissions (assuming you are using NTFS). Just because the permission is not explicitly denied, does not mean it is neccessarily allowed. You have both PC's in the same workgroup also correct?

If you have not already go into your folder options (accessible through the control panel). Go to the "View" tab and scroll down to the bottom and disable "Use Simple File Sharing (recommended)"

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When I reboot my motem with only the XP running I get internet access. The same goes for the Vista computer, but I cannot get a connection to both at the same time. Each time I switch computers I have to reboot the motem for the computer I want internet access on. Consequently, I am unable to set up a home network.

A:Solved: XP / Vista home networking

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Hi all!!! Ok i just formatted my hubbys' computer and put winxp on it. My daughter has a computer with sympatico high speed and i'm not really sure how to connect the cables so the both of them can go online at the same time. Their directions sound soooooo easy lol. not really smart with computers so i'm not really sure how to connect the cables. they both have an ethernet connection and sympatico instructions just say to connect the cables, but not a very good explanation of how to. if you need the modem device # i can give that to you or any other info you may need. appreciate any help you can give me. thanx

A:Solved: Home Networking Problem!!!

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I have a desktop with ethernet card, a laptop with wireless network card and a device SMCWEBT-G Access Point. i have connect the AP with my desktop using cable.
AP's IP: subnetmask:
Desktop's IP: same subnet
Laptop's IP: same subnet

i can ping to AP using both my desktop and Laptop.
i can pint to Laptop from my desktop

how can i make a home network so i can transfer files, access internet and play games

A:Solved: Help me in Home Networking [SMCWEBT-G]

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Iíll try to make this brief. I have logged countless hours attempting a home network of only two PCs (one more to follow) with no luck. We have shared an Internet connection for a while through a Wireless Netgear Router (where our PCs are plugged into) with the router being the only thing connected to the modem.

According to the literature Iíve consulted on this, this connection type should enable the use of a home network, but upon running the network connection wizard, Iíve had zero luck. Another configuration I saw was the ICS computer must have two NICsóone connected to the router for the Internet and one for the network. This makes little sense, but I tried it anyway to no avail. Both of my PCs have two NICs; one uses Win XP Pro Sp1 and the other Win XP Home Sp2. I have read that I can connect them directly (one cat 5 cable from NIC to NIC) but I would rather not, since I should already have the physical connections in place. I think the issue is on the software side.

Sorry I canít give specifics for all Iíve tried on the network wizardóthat would just be a long read. Iím just thinking I must be missing something big and obvious, Ďcause trial and error led me in circles.

Thanks in advance for any help. I will check this thread often in case someone needs more specifics.

A:Solved: Home networking woes

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I have a WRT54g router. I have two computers hardwired to it in a home setting. The router is connected to an internet modem

Each PC is running windows XP

Each PC uses Zonealarm

How do I get them to see and share with one another securely without exposing the data from these PC's to the internet?

I read the Linksys users guide but did not understand it well enough to do what I want to do.

A:Solved: WRT54g home networking

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Hello all I have a question, I have three computers all running XP. I wanted to know if there is a way that I can decide who or what computer has access to shared files on the home network?

All the computers are already setup to shared network folders when you go to My Network Places, I just want to be able to choice what computer has access to what folder. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Home Networking Question...

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I apologize if this is a repeated question, but I can't seem to find anything that pertains to my specific situation.

I just received a new laptop from work that I wanted to connect to my home network for the purpose of sharing files between my current laptop and the new one. I have already run into some difficulty configuring the network because the work laptop (as you would expect) resides in a domain related to work.

Before I explain any further the network topology is as follows (extremely simple):

Cable Modem-->Linksys Wireless Router--wireless-->both laptops

The problem is that file/printer sharing only works one way. I can make printers and folders "shared" on my work laptop and then access them from my home laptop. But I can't do the reverse.

The firewalls are disabled on both laptops and I can ping both ways with the IP address.

I have been accessing the network drives using the IP address.
Work Laptop:
Home Laptop:
On my home laptop I can type in the Run box \\\Test and login with my domain name and password to access the shared Test folder on my work laptop. But typing \\\Test from my work laptop produces the following error:
\\\Test - The network path was not found.

Any ideas of what could be throwing this network off? I'm baffled...

A:Solved: Home Networking Problem

OS on the home laptop?

Could be a firewall (security suite) on the home laptop.

Make sure the following services are running (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services). The Startup Type on my machine is 'Automatic' except for the one indicated.

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Location Awareness (Startup Type 'Manual')
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

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New guy with what appears to be one more instance of a lingering problem:

I am networking three computers on a home network through a D-Link DI-514 router connected to a cable modem for I-Net. Two computers are WIN XP HOME-SP2 and the third is a WIN 98SE notebook. One of the XP computers is connected to the router via hardline and the other two are wireless. All three of the computers have no problem interconnecting to the I-Net - no issues here. The two wireless computers will connect to each other and to the hard wired unit for file sharing, however the hard wired unit will not access the other two workgroup computers. I get a " (workgroup name) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact system administrator" "Incorrect Function". I can, however, ping all computers in the workgroup with IP and by name.

I have run IP Config, all data on all three computers is the same. I have run most of the network system tools - again everything looks O.K. I can disable all firewalls... no difference.

This network was running O.K. before I installed a number of MS updates on the XP machines. I'm wondering if maybe one of them is bogus, or maybe for NT or 2K (these were from the auto update function). I do notice the list of installed updates is not the same between the working WIN XP machine and the not-working XP one.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: More Home Networking Ills

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I have installed a Belkin router. I have 3 computers hard wired and just purchased a laptop to use wireless. Of course, once I turned on the wireless capability of the notebook, it automatically connected and I browsed for a few days. Now, I cannot get it to connect at all. It is not receiving an IP address. I am a novice. If I had used the proper sequence in the beginning, I'm sure I could have added the notebook properly. Can I get some advice to find out where my problem lies? One possible issue: I live near a tower that contains a wireless ISP antenna. I noticed last night that my laptop was trying to connect to that service, of which I am not a subscriber.

A:Solved: A Problem with my Home Networking

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I have two computers (both Dell, running XP SP2). ADSL, connected through a hub. Home network was ok (I could see both the computers from either of the two) when these were connected through ethernet.

I put in a wireless router (Netgear wgr614) to the first computer, and attached a USB wireless adapter WG111 to the second computer. No problem with the internet connection. However, I can not access one computer from other one (I would like to share files and printers, without the hassle of copying them to a usb key). Tried to reset home network (and wireless network), but no joy. Getting an error, asking me to go to microsoft article 871122, which I did.

It is probably not a major issue for experts here, but without any experience in wireless so far, I am at a loss. Grateful for your advice. Many thanks.

A:Solved: Home networking not working

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I've been kicking my neighbor's Toshiba Satellite A75-S226 laptop around for the past week. Its' networking functionality is completely hosed. I think I've gone thru all of the settings, checked the services, reloaded the drivers and flushed the IP stack. Nothing -- no Ethernet, no 802.11b -- a symptom is that DHCP shows up as enabled, but the client doesn't license an address. Hard-coded IP info also fails. The laptop can't see or be seen by other LAN PCs in the Workgroup. It also has no Internet access.

Everything worked just fine until about 3 weeks ago. Nothing strange happened (that I know of). The last software to be installed was AIM. There is no firewall running on the laptop.The configuration is: a laptop connecting to a known good LinkSys BEFW11S4 that connects thru Comcast. The LAN also contains 2 win2k machines: a laptop and a win2k server, both of which work just fine. I'd bet this is not a hardware problem.

Unfortunately, the Toshiba has an OEM version of XP Home (SP1) installed that will not allow the Repair Install procedure to be run, even from a full Windows install CD.

Any thoughts? I'd sure like to avoid the dreaded "restore" <sigh>.

A:Solved: Help! XP Home's Networking is Hosed.

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I am trying to hard wire network 2 PC's both running XP Home. I am using a cross over cable to connect them. I have run the wizzard however without internet connection as I want both PC's to be independent for the internet. All this did was to not assign an IP address to the PC's, I assume! Both PC's show that the network is connected, however I cannot see either PC. The firewalls have been turned off on both. The cross over cable does have one lamp lit. I manually assigned IP addresses to each PC for the network using the standard 192.168.0.X protocol and of course, the subnet mask was automatic. I did not assign a default gateway address. Seeing that I cannot see other computers, I pinged the IP addresses of both machines from the individual machine. One came back as OK, the other was request timed out. What am I doing wrong here?
Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Help withXP Home networking

the mostly seen problems are due to:

1.firewall(check also for third party ones)
2.bad cable
check by adding subnet mask also.

list the ip adress given by u.

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I have spent the last 2 Saturdays working on my brother's network. He has a Sony Vaio PC and a Toshiba laptop, both running XP Home. He has Verizon High Speed Internet with a Verizon 327 router. The PC connects to the internet. The laptop is now connecting to the network but will not connect to the internet. I had my Toshiba laptop there and connected to the internet through his network. I brought his laptop home with me. I have Comcast. Again, his laptop will connect to my network but will not connect to the internet. Is this a hardware problem (wireless network card) or a software problem? What am I missing?

A:Solved: Home Networking Problem

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I'm frustrated Darrell looking for answers. I have a d link 604 router hooked up to a primary computer with Win XP Pro on it. I'm not sure if the primary computer is configured properly, but I have access to the high-speed internet through the router port 1. I've aledy upgraded the firmware to version 2.20. I downloaded the .220 version to my desktop, then deleted it after selecting it. Another step I took was to diable the windows firewall. I also have a Win98/SE I would like to connect to one of the other ports 2,3,4. The Win98 computer is working on the connection also if I by-pass the router and hook up directly to the ADSL modem. Do the other ports have to be configured also, or does the Win98 computer have to be configured too? I need acces through my router. The WAN LED is working, the port 1 LED is working for the primary computer with XP on it. But when I hook up the 98 to the router via a 50' lan cable, the IE6 window comes up with a DNS error, cannot find server.

A:Solved: D-Link 604 Home networking

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Ok I just built a computer (pc A) to replace an old slow computer for a company [they recently had a second one (pc B) built with windows 7 to replace their second computer wich was also slow]. Everything works just fine on both computers except quickbooks multi user and the computer I built won't use the shared printer. Both computers can comunicate with each other just fine, I have no problems sending information between the two computers. Both computers have quickbooks 2007 pro installed, pc A has all the company's data on it while pc B just has quickbooks. Pc A has access to the data and Pc B needs to be able to access it in a shared enviroment (ex. invoice is made on pc A and at the same time pc B can access the new invoice as soon as it is finnished). I've checked the firewall on both computers, i've checked the shared settings on both, and i've checked the connection between the computers, pc B will say that there is a connection but it is stopped by a firewall .
Also, pc B can access the shared printer which is plugged into pc A, pc A can recognise the printer but when the command to print is entered then it just goes into the print que and does nothing.
I have untill friday nov. 26 to have this fixed or the company will have to go back to using their old computer. Any suggestions or even better...the answer would be appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] networking problems with 7 home premium

Hi -

It is likely a compatibility issue.

From Intuit -

System Requirements for QuickBooks 2007

Operating system:
Windows 2000 SP3 or later (SP4 or later strongly recommended), XP (SP2 or later strongly recommended), Windows Vista 32 bit versions (QuickBooks R3 or later strongly recommended) or Windows Vista 64 bit versions (QuickBooks 2007 R6 or later is required).
Windows 7 is not supported for QuickBooks 2007.

The company should upgrade to QuickBooks 2011 before declaring your new system build at fault.

Regards. . .



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I'm seeking advice on how to create a more extensive home network.

Just finished doing the basement refurbishment thing. I've only been in the house for a year and am the 2nd owner but I discovered that the house is wired with Cat5e to every phone jack in the house. I didn't know that when we moved in. So, I continued the cable installation in the basement. Now I'm deciding how best to proceed with connecting it all up.

Currently, I've got a wireless network (based on a DI-624) and 3 Mbps ADSL but I want to centralize the phone, network and video distribution in the house, and provide a more secure wired solution within the house where practical. All current computers run WinXP, but I will be experimenting with Linux in the future. I've already tried, but I haven't spent enough time with it yet to get it to connect to the Internet.

I see two options, and both involve a 16-port (or two 8-port) switch in the basement. Do I: 1) Feed the ADSL to the new switch and then to the wireless router, or 2) vice-versa. Does it make a difference?

I suspect that if I feed the ADSL to the router then the switch, I'm limiting the bandwidth to all of the other ports to <100Mbps since that's all I'll get out of the router.

Any advice?


A:Solved: Home Networking Advice Required

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I need some help on a very puzzling network problem.

I am sorry for the long post but with helping other people who don't give enough information initially.

Here's the story:

I have a Gateway Solo 9300 P III 500MHz laptop that came with 98SE originally.
XP Home SP2 was installed in it's mid-life crisis.
A PCMCIA Wireless card (D-Link AirPlus G DWL-G630) installed.
It has all updated drivers form D-Link.
I also have a Ethernet PCMCIA card (3Com 3CXE589ET) that shows the same problem.
I (by coincidence) also have redundant networks that i have cross checked. I have 2 other computers on the same LAN that are able get to the internet (including this one)

I cannot browse to any online sites or my home server on my LAN
I have tried ipconfig in the command prompt, which has a valid IP (, subnet mask (, and gateway (

I tried pinging localhost -worked
I pinged -worked
i pinged laptop (name of the computer) -worked
i pinged (ip addr of computer) -worked
i pinged -worked
i pinged (my home server) -worked
i pinged -worked
all pings had no lost packets

i tried to FTP using FileZilla on LAN -nothing
i tried to FTP using the command prompt -nothing
i tried Windows Update -nothing
i tried IE7 -nothing
Reinstalled IE7 -nothing
i tried Firefox -nothing
i uninstalled and installed 3.5.6 -nothing
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A:[SOLVED] XP Home Networking Problem-Unusual

So when you go online on this computer you can not get to google? Yet when you ping google you get a reply?

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Hey all I come to you as my last resort. This is my first time on these forums and I am hoping someone here has some idea or solution for me.

Let's start out with the problem: I have two pc's that I want to work together in a simple workgroup in order to share a printer. I can't access the workgroups at all. In fact one of my PC's freezes when I try.

What I can do: I can ping both IP's fine by name or ip addy...I can open the IP in a browser and access the files that way. I can even share the printer that way also (however a reboot means I have to reconnect and type in the user/pw)

I am only running two boxes: - XP PRO <--- Me! - XP HOME <--- Has the printer I need

I have setup DHCP reservations for the two pcs taking 101/102 and set them accordingly in the TCP/IP settings for each unit. Both have full inet access.

Although I can just get into the printer through the backdoor, I am hard pressed to figure out why I can't view the PC's in the workgroup!

Anyone know what the heck is going on?

A:Solved: Home Networking Absolute Debacle

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Home networking with a Netgear WG624 v2

I have been fighting with this for some time now, I have a home network, 2 computers are hard wired to the Netgear WG624 v2, and each of these computers has a printer attached. I can print from my hard wired computer to either printer, and vice versa, all 4 computers have Internet access with out any problems, but for the life of me, I can't get file sharing to work on either of the wireless computers.

My Laptop is a Toshiba Qosmio, and I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 desktop with a wireless network card. All 4 computers have the same workgroup name. On both of the computers connected wirelessly, when I browse to the Network Places - Entire Network - Microsoft Windows Network and click on the Work group, I get the following message:

Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network path was not found.

Should I not at least be able to see my own computer name in the workgroup on each of the wireless machines?

From my primary wired desktop computer, when I browse to the Network Places - Entire Network - Microsoft Windows Network and click on the Work group, I can see all 4 computers, but I can't browse any files.

Can anyone help me figure this out?

A:Solved: Home networking with a Netgear WG624 v2

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Can anyone help me?

I have a wired network with 4 XP pro machines on it. It also has a Western Digital 3 TB MyBook NAS. The Internet connection is a Virgin Media Superhub wireless router connected via a fiber optic 60 Mb connection in the upstairs part of the house. Downstairs on the network is a netgear wireless router connected to the virgin router by a 10/100 Ethernet cable.

I have a new laptop running windows 7 home premium that connects via either router depending on where it is in the house due to signal strength. If the laptop connects via the Netgear router it can see the whole network including the nas. if it connects using the virginmedia router it can not access or see any other computer/nas on the network.

I have already changed the workgroup name on the win 7 machine to match the one for all the other devices but still it wont work via the virgin router

Any one know what I should do?


A:Solved: win 7 Home premium / XP networking problem

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I purchased a new Gateway laptop with Vista. I have 3 other computers on my home network: A Mac, and two running Windows XP, and have never had any networking problems with any of them.

The Vista computer has several problems, but the most basic: On my home network, I cannot see the other computers or files that I share. I've read everything I can find on the subject, but cannot share files.

In addition, I contacted Microsoft, but they said to contact the computer manufacturer for support. I contacted Gateway, and they refused to assist without me purchasing paid support. I've now got a stack of books from the library, but can't solve the problem. What am I doing wrong?

A:Solved: Vista home networking problems

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Windows Zero Configuration (wireless configurations)

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

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I have a small home network of three computers, but since my move, two of them (the ones I usually play games head-to-head with) now only play some games (other times they don't see each other) and I can no longer share files between them.

Using the Windows networking wizard, I formed a workgroup with the computers, but now one of them appears on the workgroup, the other does not. I have rerun the wizard to try and get it back on the workgroup; it goes through the motions with no complaints, and the troubleshooting app in help sees no issues either.

The configuration is the same: both computers with a Marvell Yukon gigabit NIC connected to a wireless router (Netgear). In brief, I have tried restarting, IP release and renew; they PING fine (and some games work fine between them).

I have disabled all AV and firewall software on both and enabled UPnP on the router (if that matters). Both connect to the Internet fine, but I'm at a loss otherwise.
Other applicable stats:

Windows XP Pro w/ sp2
Dual LAN

Windows XP Pro w/ sp2
Dual LAN

Router is a Wireless Netgear Mr814v2


A:Solved: Workgroup for home networking issue

Sometimes 3rd party firewalls must be uninstalled--"disabling" doesn't always completely free their clutches.

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One of my clients went out and bought a cheap HP at Costco last spring which unfortunately has Vista Home Premium on it. It originally connect to the office network which is actually a domain without a problem. That is it couldn't log on the domain, but it was able to use network resources such as shared drives, printers and the Internet. Fast forward six months later and Vista-Home got corrupted taking and update and I was forces to do a HP Reinstall. So this time I go to connect it to the network via wireless and it wont accept the correct IP range from the DHCP servers instead of 192.168.10.x it's going with, which works fine for Internet but wont connect to network resources. If I try to force it, it drops the Internet. If I try to connect it via ethernet, it takes the default IP 167., etc.

I changed the workgroup name to my domain name, although don't recall that that mattered.
My user name is an authorized user on the domain and I'm using the same password as the domain logon
I have File sharing turned on
I have the network set to private.
I can successfully ping my 192.168.10.X computers

I'm pulling my hair out here. Upgrading to Vista Business is not an option, as I have to have this system working first thing for the engineer.

A:[SOLVED] Vista-Home-Premium networking issue

Hi -

The re-install may have caused the HP wireless manager (not sure if that is the exact name or not) to rear its ugly head again. Are you sure the laptop is using Windows wireless zero configuration?

Usually you can check if the HP wifi mgr is there via WIN-X keys. If it is, I would use SysInternals AutoRuns to disable it. Just locate it and un-check the box. You must run autoruns at an elevated admin level.

From TechNet -

Regards. . .



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I wanted to know if you could tell me on a computer that has been running windows xp pro and was set up for working on a network at a company. How do you take all the networking stuff off of it so you can just use it for dialup for a home computer. A friend got his mom and dad a used computer that had been used by a company (don't know what company or what it was used for) But his folks are just going to use it for home use and are putting a modem in it for dialup cause they can't afford DSL. So how do you take the network stuff out so it doesn't come up or bother them? Or will it bother them and would it need to be taken out ?

A:Solved: Windows xp pro-taking the networking out to setup for home use

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I'm running XP Pro SP3 on 3 machines on my workgroup called Workgroup. 2 machines (Machine 1 & Machine 2) can see all 3 devices but Machine 3 cannot see any of the other devices although they are ping-able. I can connect to the shares on Machine 3 from Machine 2.

Have read through other posts and checked various settings but still no joy (e.g. Netbios is 'Enabled' for the connection). Details of Machine 3 are:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : t42
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin High-Speed Mode Wireless G US
B Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-C3-B6-5E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Peter>nbtstat -n

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

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A:[SOLVED] XP Home Networking - Missig Machine in Workgroup

Moved thread to Networking page.

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OK i have my daughters computer finally set up on the wireless.. i am on it now.. its connecting to the internet fine. but when I try to set up a network so she can have access to the other 2 computers in the house it will not find it when i run the network wizard its only finding a lan connection not the wireless as it did yesterday. ohh yea had this set up.. since reformated and now not working right. what can I do to get it so she can access the other computers

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I'm new to this section. I'm working on a wired network and want to change to a wireless network because I have a new printer that works as a wireless. is there anything I need to be careful of when I buy the network cards for the computers? BTW I have a cable modem that does wireless. that's my connect point to the internet.

basically what I'm asking are the wireless cards similar to the old network cards where it didn't matter what card you had, once installed with correct drivers it saw the network?

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I have just got a negear dg834g v2 router.
Plugged it into my laptop. Ethernet connection works no problem.

when i rty to set up wireless it says "no wireless networks in range"

so i try to set up new network.I have "wireless network connection prism 802.11g adapter (3886)" but the wizard says it is disconnected!!!

I go into the prism properties and it says everything is working normally?!? WTF?

I have now spent ~15 hours over 2 days on this. Pease help me before the laptop becomes truly wireless as it flies into the nearest bin!

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My set up

compaq laptop inbuilt wireless
Dell desktop wireless usb adaptor
netgear dg834gt-built in firewall

both have norton internet security 2005

i can connect to the internet ok
i can ping ip addresses ok
both have same workgroup and different names

my problem
i cannot see each computer in the view workgroup computers tab
i cannot ping either computers names

Compaq Laptop
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\antoine>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MOBILEMAN
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-DE-8B-DB-A2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 26 March 2007 13:47:00
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 29 March 2007 13:47:00

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media dis... Read more

A:Solved: Networking 2 wireless pcs

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I have now 2 promedion 802.11 g USB Wlan stick's.
they are installed on both pc's.
and i want this setup to work
-- <wired )) <wireless
so i installed and found some info...
the problem now is im not getting connection..
it got a ip that doesnt seem right to me (but im new to wireless) MY PC GATEWAY
MY PC doesnt receive packet's
and it send's only a few
GATEWAY has received a couple thousand packet's
and havent sent a packet
GATEWAY is using the ad-hoc type
and mode is station MY PC is also station
i hope its enough info...
i would really like some help

A:Solved: Wireless networking!! help me!

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Got a Belkin wireless router, hooked it up 2 pc #1, have internet connection, so got a Belkin usb wireless adaptor 4 pc #2 & hooked it up, have internet connection, altho zonealarm gave me fits til i added ip ranges 2 ea setup 4 each pc's ip addr. have ran network setup wizard, wireless network wizard, enabled file & printer sharing, but cannot get the 2nd pc 2 detect the printer on the mshome network. do i need a wireless adaptor 4 the printer as well?? have googled til i'm blue in the face & just can't figure it out. haven't figured out how 2 do file sharing either do i need 2 turn on the guest acct's like i read somewhere, or create a new acct on each pc using the same name? ready that also... any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!!


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hi ,

i've two laptops, one router and a broadband connection. The broadband cable goes into router.

Now when i turn on both of my laptops both get different ips.

when i go to second computer and Start->run and type \\ ... i get the contents of the other computer... but when i go to first computer and type the ip of other computer \\ , i get error message. Network path not found ...

why is it so? why only one way communication.


A:Solved: wireless networking help

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Answer Match 53.34%'s my situation. At home, I have a wireless network set up for my3 computers. At work, we have a network set up for our 3-4 computers also. I use a laptop for work, but I bring it home at nights.

At work, my computer is part of the "WORKGROUP" network. But my home network is "something else" network. I want to be able to have access to both networks depending on where I am. I want to be able to access my shared folders at home.

How can I do this.

Also, I have my printer (HP CP2025dn) hooked up to my router (Netgear WNDR3800). I thought that this would just bypass the whole network thing and make it available when I connect wirelessly to my router...but my laptop can't find the printer.



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I am thinking of going Wireless when I connect to the Internet...... is it as secure as a traditional cable connection ..??? what security can I put in place to guarantee the best security from Hacker's and general snooping etc ..!!!.
I know I will require a wireless Router but I believe these are easy to hack into ..?????.


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Hi Everyone

I have a netgear Wireless ADSL Router.
Laptop that does connect to the internet thru router wirelessly
Main PC that does connect to the internet thru router wirelessly

Laptop does find the home network but wont connect just gives the following
Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found

so im unable to access my files or printer from my laptop that are on my
main PC

Can anyone help please Im running Vista Home Premium on both machines

Thanx everyone

A:Solved: Wireless Networking

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I'm trying to setup/connect a wireless printer (HP All-in-one) so that a user can use his laptop wireless and print from anywhere in the house.

He did not have any network set-up previously.He had dialup and just purchased a new laptop (with wireless) and this new printer and has just gotten this new Rogers "Rocket" Stick. (It's a USB internet connection uses cell phone frequency.)

Normally this is pretty straight forward when conected to a wireless router.
(I brought over a wireless router to test out)

When Rogers "Rocket" stick is connected (for internet), Can I connect to another wireless home network for sharing at the same time?

Computer Vista Laptop with Rogers Rocket Stick.
I tried a couple of things.

Setup a wireless network:
1) I used the setup internet connection wizard to configure a computer to computer wireless adhoc network (appears to work for very short distances - 30 feet) I was able to print a test page but not anything else - so I thought about using my Dlink Router for greater distance (if it was a distance thing as indicated.

2) I setup the (Dlink) wireless router as a standalone wireless network - not conected to the internet (configured it) and then configured my HP printer (wireless) to connect to that network. I successfully configured the printer via wizard to connect to the found network.
- I then connected to this wireless network and added the network printer (using it's HP Wireless wizard) - it found it ... Read more

A:Solved: How to - Wireless Internet & Home network with wireless Printer

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1st question
What is the difference
The people I am going to help do a network first had a reg Linksys router had 4 ports and a WAN port- Now if you were going to put more computers on the internet you would hook the ethernet cable from the modem to the Wan port of the router and then ethernet cables from the ports to computers. (right??)

My question is there router isn't working but they had what is called a mini router it says it is a Linksys switch, is that the same as a router? It has no WAN or Internet port on it just 4 ports + a DMZ port and an uplink port. So I guess the ethernet cable from the modem just goes to a reg port and the computers would go to a reg port, is that right?

Right now they have it hooked up like this cause they also have a 24 port switch.
They have the modem, then they have the eithernet cable from the modem hooked into a reg port on the mini linksys switch. Then, they have another ethernet cable going from another reg port on the linksys switch to a port on the big 24 port switch and then all the computers plugged into the big switch and everything seems like it is working as far as the computers all getting on the internet. So does the hookup for that much sound right??

I know this is probably confusing but I am trying to explain the best I can. Now here is my problem and what I want to do.

They have a couple of older gateway computers that they have upgraded to XP and then they have 3 DELL computers I believe they are all XP Profession... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP Home & Pro-A short & Long question for Networking

difference between home and pro - is really that the pro will handle a networking domain but home wont
but heres the full comparison

Now if you were going to put more computers on the internet you would hook the ethernet cable from the modem to the Wan port of the router and then ethernet cables from the ports to computers. (right??)
Click to expand...

correct - or get a wireless router and use wireless if you have PC / laptops with wireless adapters

switch os not the same as a router
What's the difference between a Hub, a Switch and a Router?Click to expand...

I was going to go into the computers and just change the workgroup names so they are all the same but somehow I don't think it will be that easy.Click to expand...

should be .. unless you have more sharing then stated

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I do not know enough about the subject of networking so here is my scenario and question.
I have a wired network using Cable Broadband. I can see the other wired desktop computer when hooked up and can access the other machines files.
I have bought a laptop and a netbook with wireless networking built in and wanted to take advantage of this with being able to use these machines anywhere in the house. I bought a wireless router and ran a cable from wired router to the new wireless router. Evidentually piggybacking like this seems to be working just fine. My question now is accessing the wired computers thru the wireless system, or any other way. I was told I can not access the wired network via the wireless network. I assume it is true. Wondering if there is any way to set this up to accomplish this.

I am using a Cable modem to a Leviton 4 port gateway for the wired part. I have a Cisco E3000 wireless router now attached thru the Gateway.

I tried plugging a wired cable into the back of the wireless because it has open ports and can accept a plug. I either can not do this or not understanding the way to hook it up as I can not see the wired machine. Since all ports are used in Leviton Gateway, I would have to physically unplug a wired port and plug a wire into the wireless netbook.

Can someone straighten me out on what is the proper way to hook up, if it is not possible to do what I would like or just deal with having to use a wired cable on the wireless machine. If it can... Read more

A:Solved: Networking wired and wireless together

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I am having a problem setting up a new wireless router that I have purchased. I have a desktop and a laptop with wireless capability. I have used the installation CD to install the router and router config to the destop and I have done the same on the laptop. When I turn on the wireless on the laptop it displays the following message:
Windows has detected an IP address conflict

Another computer on this netwrk has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network adminitrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows System event log.
Some backround info/specs,

My ISP is Charter.

The desktop is a Studio XPS
-6GB Tri Channel RAM
-i7 Proccesor
-512MB Graphics Card
-Intel 82567LF-2 Gigabit network adapter

The laptop is a XPS 1530
-4GB Dual Channel RAM
-Dual Core Proccesor
-256MB Graphics Card
-Bluetooch Device(PAN and RFCOMM Protocol TDI
-Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card
-Marvell Yuko 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet controller
-Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2? (This has a exclamation mark on it, and it says that driver are unknown and it say that windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. But I can still browse and get on the internet even though.)

Router Specs.
D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router
-2 netorks in one router etc(box labeling)
-DIR-825(box labeling)
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A:Solved: Wireless Networking:IP Conflict

More than likely one of the computers has DHCP enabled
and is conflicting with the router IP.
Run the network setup wizard on both computers and follow the
Make sure to select connects directly to the internet and
automatically obtain an IP.
Should correct the problem
Start/control panel/network setup wizard.

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Im trying to run a wireless network to two IBM Thinkpads through a Netgear wireless router(model: FWG 114P) from a Hughesnet modem. Im getting a connection, but it wont let me do anything on any browsers. What do I do?

A:Solved: wireless networking problems

Im getting a connection, Click to expand...

Meaning you can ping the router? Ping a web site? If so, what OS and service pack level do you have? If not, for one show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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A:Solved: Cannot Enable Wireless Networking

The thread was closed because the poster did not supply the information needed for a solution.
Please post the information that etaf requested. None of the information will compormise your privacy. Your Internet IP Address is not shown. I will post my info and try to explain why it is needed.

ISP - InsightBB (cable)
Modem - Arris TM602G/113
Router - Belkin FSD7234-4-BC
Computer - Dell OptiPlex 170L S/N - FVVSM81
Wireless Adapter - Belkin Basic N150 P/N - F7D1101
Identified my ISP, modem, router, computer, and adapter.
IPCONFIG /ALL - Shows if your adapter is connecting properly to the router. The IP addresses are defaults for a Belkin router connected to an InsightBB modem.. My Internet IP address is not shown. The Ethernet Local Connection has no information because this desktop has never been connected by wire. If I had wireless problems and used an ethernet connection the info would indicate what my wireless IP's should be.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DonniesOld
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : In... Read more

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Hey there everyone,

I have a few questions regarding wireless networking, first off I am wondering if anyone has a good link or two to some information o nwireless channels. My next question is hypothetical, if I am setting up say 6 access points, same SSID on all of them, but use the channels 1, 6, and 11, and one of the WAPs has its link to the net unplugged and is still broadcasting a signal, and the person connecting can see the WAP that is down, and another that has the same channel will they have issues connecting? If anyone needs further clarification let me know. Thanks!

A:Solved: Wireless Networking Channels

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Im trying to run a wireless network to two IBM Thinkpads through a Netgear wireless router(model: FWG 114P) from a Hughesnet modem.

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The specs for my "main" computer are below. I would like to network (wirelessly) my old computer. Specs for it are: 450 MHz P2, 128 MB Ram, Win98 SE. My ISP is cable broadband. I've been looking at equipment, mostly at Walmart. (Yeah, I know, but it's cheap, and I get instant gratification.) The local one is carrying Linksys and Belkin. I'm thinking I don't need to spend extra on "Speedboost", I'm just looking for wireless G.

When I look at the Linksys, the router requirements states a minimum processor speed of 200 MHz. The wireless PCI card states a minimum processor speed of 500 MHz, and 128 MB of RAM. (Doing the math, my old computer doesn't quite measure up, right?) The Belkin gear doesn't really state much of any requirements, other than a minimum RAM of 4 MB.

Which type of gear, in your opinions, is superior? I would probably like to go with the LinkSys, but do I dare ignore their 500 MHz lower limit? Do you think I am overachieving by trying to set this network up in the first place? A plus for the Belkin is that router and card run about $75, compared to about $100 for the Linksys. I would greatly appreciate any input. I've done some googling, but would feel more secure with the input of real people such as yourselves.

A:Solved: I need wireless networking advice!

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I'm getting ready to throw this computer against the wall. My daughter bought a Belkin Wireless G Router to connect to my grandsons computer. I had to install a MSI Wireless PCI card on his computer. everything worked great until i was installing some virus scanners on his computer. Now it says the signal is excellent and the lancard status is good, but when i try to go online in explorer it just keeps saying page cannont be displayed. not sure what caused it to stop working, any help would be appreciated. Both computers are running winxp, the host computer is working fine.

A:Solved: Wireless networking problem!!

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I have a small adsl wireless network of three computers running XPHomeSP3 through a Billion 7401VGP router using LinkSys Wireless-G USB network adapters. I am trying to connect a Win98SE computer to this network using the same model adapter without much success. The aapter appears to work and will access Internet Explorer but drops out as soon as I try to access a web site. Is this going to work at all? or will I need to use an ethernet cable connection to the router and access the web from there?

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I'm trying to set up a home network between a few computers. I have one desktop and one laptop, both wireless. My internet connection is a DSL line. The problem is that both machines have internet access, but cannot see each other, or share files.

I tried using the windows network setup utilities but to no avail. The network name is the same for both machines, but they still aren't communicating.

I'm not sure what to do, any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Wireless Networking Issues

I notice this is solved, can you tell us how it was solved?

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i have a hp dv6113us laptop
I cant get the wireless to work,

Ive went to device manager and theres no network device. Ive tried to reinstall the broadcom wireless driver. it wont reinstall. the computer has a switch to turn on and off the wireless on the front of the computer and ive tried that it always stays amber in color.

ive tried the hp wireless assistant but that wont open, ive tried to uninstall it and reinstall it, still no go.

ive scanned for virus in both normal mode and safe mode all is clean.

i dont know what else to try.

If anyone has any advice please let me know. Thanks in advance

A:Solved: hp wireless networking problem

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i'm having serious trouble setting up a wireless network in my house.
my sister and i both have laptops that we would like to use with wireless internet.

the computer (desktop) i'm on has a wireless card in it. i keep trying to set up a network through the network connection wizard, but it never works. i tried doing it manually, i tried doing it with the USB drive, nothing.

what could i possibly be doing wrong? i know for sure that my wireless network card in my laptop is compatible with the card in this one, but i'm not sure about my sisters.

any help?

A:Solved: wireless networking problems...

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Yesterday I was installing VMware server 1.0.8 and my system got frozen and i had to reset my Laptop. I uninstalled VMware and install it again and it doesnt make diference. Now svchost.exe(svchost.exe with params -k netsvcs) is taking all my cpu, but network is still working. In device manager i have Packet Scheduling Miniport #9 with yellow circle and black !.

I tired to uninstall that and update a driver but it doesnt make difference.
In Network Properties i can not Install Uninstall(buttons greyed) any protocol. The only protocol in that list is Client for Microsoft networks. Everything else is empty.
Here is screenshot.

Everytime i open this Network Properties i get this message

My OS is Windows XP Home Edition with service pack 3.

I tried to reinstall TCP/IP stack and it doesnt make difference
i did all netsh commands and still it doesnt make diff.
In components add/remove i get error(cant get files) if i tried to install some network component.

Help please, i dont want to reinstall system.

A:Win XP Home Edition, damaged networking and networking services


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Which one would you start out with to make it the easiest? Would you use the linksys router setup disk on the XP computer or the Vista computer.? I have Used a linksys router before and setup XP TO xp on a router but not Vista.
Could someone describe for me step by step what is the easist way to set up the Linksys router on an XP to Vista or Vista to Xp computer to network them. I have not done to muich on a Vista computer but know my way around pretty good on XP I would appreciate someones help in how to do it and which one to start with the xp or the vista computer. Thanks

A:Solved: Windows XP Home & Vista--Networking with Linksys Router--Have some questions

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when i rune the home network wizard and then insert it into my laptop it tells me it can not run the wizzard as the computer is part of a domain. this is true as it is part of my work domain, how can i set it to file and print share with my desktop without upseting the current work domain settings.

A:Solved: Wireless networking - domanis and workgroups

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hi all, seems that i need some help again

Im having problems with my wireless internet. Last night my wireless connection just shut off, and when i tried to reconnect it couldn't detect the network. I tried resetting the wireless card, turning off wireless and starting again, and also turning encryption off.

Next i opened a wireless utility that came with the card and i could see my network, but i could not connect to it, also windows would still not detect it.

Finally i changed the wireless channel, from what I've used the past year (13) to 1, and it connected. After testing more the wireless is detected on channels 1-8 but not the rest + the signal is also weak, i have checked for interference but cant find any. Any suggestions on what could cause this or a fix?
Another issue ive been having is with an xbox 360 that i just got, the issue is with xbox live, it only connects when i turn off the firewall on the router. Ive tried port fowarding but it still wont work.
Thanks for the help.

Router :Netopia
Model: 3347NWG

Wireless card : Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card

A:Solved: Wireless problem + xbox networking

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Hello friends
i have a strange problem that i faced today.
I have a Trendnet 300 Mbps wireless Access point.
And some of my clients laptop was unable to detect the wireless device. While Others were using happily
I am using the wireless device in Wireless AP mode with WPA enabled and channel was set to 13
Now i changed the channel to 10. All of sudden everything was fine. all the client with problem can now see the wireless device and connect to it.

Today Again. In different location, I came along with DLINK Wireless Router whose channel was set to 11 and some clients have the same problem while scanning there was no wireless AP shown. I was smart this time. I just changed the Channel of AP to 9 and Bang everything was fine.

So i have a typical question over here. Why some laptop doesn't detect the wireless AP while the channel is set to more than 10 ??
Thankyou for your input

A:Solved: Wireless Networking Channel Issue

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I use Comcast as my ISP. Originally I had a cable modem with a ethernet cable coming from it and going into a wall connection. That wall connection is hooked up to a ethernet connection to a bed room in my house. The cable from that connection goes into a Linksys/Cisco E2000 wireless router. That worked.

I now have a new desktop next to my cable modem that needs a wired connection. I replaced the cable from the cable modem with a new cable going into the WAN port of a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I took the cable that used to be going into the cable modem and placed into one of the four LAN ports in the WRT54G. I have a cable from the new desktop to one of the LAN ports in thee WRT54G. The desktop can now get online.

When I hook up the ethernet cable that is in my bedroom directly to a computer I can get online. When I hook it up to Internet port on the E2000 when I connect to my wireless network I cannot get online.

What do I need to do so I can get online via my wireless network?

A:Solved: Comcast and wired and wireless networking

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I have a brand new Aspire one with Windows XP. I am trying to connect to an existing home wireless network. The router is a Belkin and the other lap top that is connected is a Toshiba, it works fine as wireless.

The Aspire can detect the wireless home network...I have added the Aspire to the network with a USB drive, but when I try to connect it reads " unable to find certificates to log you on to network" and continually reads "validating identity".

Any ideas?


A:Solved: Acer - Aspire One and wireless networking

I too am having a problem. I did not add the notebook to my existing hp desktop which is running wirelessly with linksys through a usb drive. Acer told me that it should work and it is a network problem, but it would make sense to add the computer with a usb flash to my network first. Currently there is no ip address either on the acer and it states the media and wireless adapters are disconnected. It finds the linksys but it shows it is unsecured and cannot hook up to it. Any ideas?

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Hi, thanks for reading this.

I live in an economy apartment (fancy way of saying my credit sucks and I live in a hotel, hahaha). I have two wireless cards: an Airlink101 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter and a Netgear WG311v3 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter. The Airlink Adapter will acquire and hold an IP address (obviously, as I'm online posting this now); however, it's *pitifully* slow. I got the Netgear card yesterday, installed it, and it worked great. However, a little while into internetting with it, my connection dropped. It will not acquire an IP address.

Yes, the profile name is a joke.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Rotdusk the Slasher>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DEREK
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Wi0rless:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Airlink101 802.11g Wireless Cardbus/
PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-E7-2D-31-FB
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Read more

A:Solved: Problem with wireless networking, did all I could think of. In dire need of h

I would certainly disable one connection when using the other. And bridging those two will, at best, cause confusion.

Make sure that only one wireless utility is running. For example, when using the Netgear card you use the Netgear utility or Windows XP's WZC; make sure the other one is not running.

Did you use the proper WINSOCK repair? If not, do it now ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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