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Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Q: Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A: Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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So, this is what I want to do, can anyone tell me if it is possible and if so how to do it? Thank you

I have a new Windows 7 Desktop that is fresh and has a large HDD. I have an old Windows 7 Laptop with a smaller HDD, but it has many files ie: Music, Movies, Games that i would like to be able to access(full permissions) to sometimes transfer or copy between. Now this may seem simple, but I want to share the root of the drive on the Windows 7 Laptop to the desktop and only the desktop! I say this because there is at least 4 other computers on my network that I DO NOT want to have any access to my files. Every time i go to the advanced file sharing in the root of the drive, it looks like it is trying to share it with access available to Everyone, which I do not want. Please, if you understand what I am trying to do and know the steps I would be very appreciative if you could help me. Thanks Guys

A:File sharing between Win 7 Desktop and Win 7 Laptop over Home Network

You can try with administrative share until someone show a better method:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type \\<IP address or comp name>\c$.
c$ can be any partition, d$, e$ etc.

It will look like this \\192.168.0.10\c$

Enter the credentials of an account on the desktop (which is also an admin) when asked for.

If it works for you, you can also add a network location (select Computer in Windows Explorer, right click empty space in right pane, click "Add a Network Location". Enter the above address when asked.

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: Home network for file/printer sharing: desktop-wireless router- laptops

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Please see the attached pic for my home network structure.

(assume network sharing setting had been done on all computers) I was able to access a shared folder in PC1 from PC2 by just typing PC1's IP.
However, when i tried to access a shared folder in PC2 from PC1 by typing PC2's IP. I failed. it couldnt even get to the page that ask me to insert user's name and password. I also couldn't ping 192.168.1.1 (LAN2's router gateway) or PC2.

I think that PC1 doesn't know about LAN2's info since it belongs to LAN1(192.168.11.xxx). But maybe im wrong. Can someone advise me how to achieve my goals here so that PC1 AND PC2 can communicate to each other smoothly? Thanks.
Reminder:
1) Can't replace LAN2 router with a switch
2) Can't connect PC2 to LAN1 directly
 

A:Home Network Sharing Problem!

Maybe if you put PC2 into Router2's DMZ you can access it via Router2's WAN IP.

Seems kinda contradictory to say that PC2 has to "hide" behind a router but be accessible as if it weren't behind the router.
 

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I have had a 3 computer home network that has been sharing files equally for quite some time. That is, I could share folders comonly with all four computers, using a common Work Group Name and login.

Recently I replaced one of the computers with a new one and set conections and parameters to inlcude the new computer on ther network.

Here is the present setup:

Computer #1 WinXP Home
Computer #2 (new) Win2K (replacing old Win2K computer)
Computer #3 Win98
Now computer #1 can read and modify files in folders on #2 and #3.
Computers #2 and #3 can share and modify files on each other.
But...
Neither #2 or #3 can read or modify files on Computer #1. When I try to access #1 from #2 or #3 I receive a message that I do not have access to do so. The login I am using for all three is the same administrative user. The workgroup is the same for all three computers. I have set the sharing properties on Computer #1 to allow network users to share and change files.

What am I missing that needs to be done to give #2 and #3 access to #1?

 

A:Home network file sharing problem

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About 6 months ago, I got a laptop - An HP DV5215US, running Windows XP SP2, and it came with a wireless card - 802.11b/g. We have a wireless router - a Westell Versalink 327, running on our main computer, which also has Windows XP SP2. I tried connecting to the wireless, but it didn't work. The network would show up when I opened the "Choose a Wireless Network" screen, but when I tried to connect, all that happened was a loading screen appeared, saying "Please wait while Windows connects to the ******* network." and "Waiting for the network..."

After playing around a bit, I decided it was the router - it had never been configured for wireless. I got connections on the laptop in other places - on vacations, in hotels, etc. My father and I decided to get the wireless working this week, as a kind of project. On a whim, my dad installed a wireless card in an old desktop system (not sure of the 802.11 letters, sorry), and the wireless worked perfectly. I still can't connect on the laptop, though.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Problem with connecting to my home wireless network.

Have you gone in to the wireless network display and deleted all the wireless networks in the list, then searched for new wireless networks? Did you try disabling encryption on the router to see if it's an issue with mismatched keys? Note that if you use WEP encryption, you MUST use hex keys with dissimilar brands of hardware, they don't all encode passcodes the same way.
 

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I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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I am trying to share my DVD drive on my desktop (running Win 8.1) so I can access it on my Notebook (running Win 7 Pro) (so that I can load some software on the notebook from a DVD).

The instructions seem to be clear - set up the share on the PC with "Properties > Advanced Sharing etc", then map to it from the Notebook, and I have followed these instruction carefully.

But when I get to mapping to the shared drive,

( I have tried using both the PC name & its IP address: ie \\192.168.1.13\DVDrive or \\Toshi\DVDrive),

it goes looking but always comes back with
"Windows cannot access <either if those names>...
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your network
Error code: 0x8007005 "

Both machines and the WiFi network seem to work well in all other respects.
Both machines belong to the same workgroup (WORKGROUP); the workgroup password is the same on both machines.

I have also tried sharing a simple folder, and get the same problem. I must be doing something wrong or missing an important step.
HELP MUCH APPRECIATED.
 

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Here is my setup: I have two computers - one running WinXP Home, the other running WinXP Prof - that I have hooked up in a home network. The computers are hooked to a LinkSys switch with regular ethernet patch cables. The WinXP Prof has a NVIDIA nForce MCP network card, the WinXP Home computer has a Intel Pro/100 VE network card. The WinXP Prof computer is also hooked up to the Internet through a modem. Since I want to share the Internet connection, in the Network Setup Wizard, I designate the WinXP Prof computer as the computer providing the connection that the computer with WinXP Home will also use. This works fine and I can use the internet from both computers. I can also play LAN games on the two computers fine.

However, when trying to access either one of the computers (from the other) from My Network Places and share files and other resources my network does not work. From the WinXP Prof comp I can open the workgroup and see the computers in it, but can't access the WinXP Home computer. The WinXP Home computer sees the workgroup but can not open it. I would welcome any ideas as to the nature of my problem.

Thanks,
Adahn
 

A:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)
 

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I have three computers in a home network, each running XP Home. I share folders between all three. Computer A can access all the shared folders on computers B & C without problems and computers B & C can access each other's shared folders without problems.

However, computers B & C cannot access the shared files on computer A. Computers B & C can see computer A's shared folders in their My Network Places, but when I try to access the folders on A from either B or C, I get an error message something like "\\Computer A\Folder X is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied".

I have tried all the usual things and suggestions from threads on this and similar forums, but the problem still persists. For example, I have re-run the network setup wizard many times on each PC; I have checked the PCs are all in the same workgroup; I use Zone Alarms Professional and have tried turning it off; I use Norton AV and have tried turning off things like Internet worm protection; etc etc.

I found an article on Microsoft's technet website at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913...C are not part of the local network, but why?
 

A:Solved: Home network file sharing problem

Have you tried this on computer A yet?

Possible Fix for corruption &#8220;Access Denied&#8221; Problem:

Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- cut after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- cut before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.
 

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Hi. I can't seem to connect to my wife's computer on our home network. We both have Vista laptops. I can access her media (through WMP and iTunes), and she can get to my computer no problem, but every time I click on her computer icon on the network, I get this error:

"\\(her computer 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.

The network is not present or not started.

For more information, click Help."

Clicking Help doesn't seem to do anything.

Anyone feel like spending some time on this? It would be immensely appreciated.
 

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Finally fixed a big-time memory issue, but ever since have had difficulty getting a stable internet connection. The system will show the network but rarely connects to it. (Though router is downstairs and through some walls, distance is probably not the cause--same computer/same location used to connect and a laptop sitting right next to it in the same room always connects with 4 or 5 bars.)

Connecting to a D-Link 802.11G router wirelessly.

Attaching IPCONFIG info below.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Ongoing problem with connecting to home network/internet

Have you changed the driver for your wireless card? If not perhaps Windows update saw fit to update it for you, and now you have one that is different from when it was working.

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Hi. I can't seem to connect to my wife's computer on our home network. We both have Vista laptops. I can access her media (through WMP and iTunes), and she can get to my computer no problem, but every time I click on her computer icon on the network, I get this error:

"\\(her computer 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.

The network is not present or not started.

For more information, click Help."

Clicking Help doesn't seem to do anything.

Anyone feel like spending some time on this? It would be immensely appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Problem connecting to other computer on home network

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Hello

I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
Is it normal that, with WIN7... Read more

A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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So, I have two computers, an EEE pc running Windows XP and a gaming desktop running Windows 7. I got to school the other day and set up my stuff in my room, and tried to get onto the internet using my desktop. It failed miserably and I have no idea why, and my EEE pc connected in a few seconds and has been running blazing fast.
I'm not sure what you guys need so I'll list a bunch of stuff.

Desktop:
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
DWA-130 revE D-Link Wireless Adapter
4 gb
AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Processor
ATI Radeon HD 5770

EEE PC:
Windows XP
Atheros AR9285
2 gb
Intel ATOm CPU N270
Intel 945 Express Chipset

Netbook: The wireless manager lists 3 networks, logGers unsecured, logGers secured, and PS-Guest Access unsecured. I can connect to either of the two unsecured ones without a hitch and I'm done. No problems whatsoever.

Desktop: The wireless maanger thing lists 1-2-3 networks just randomly, some switching on and off but mainly I have the same 3 networks avaiable. No matter which network I try to connect to, I'll either get an immediate message saying "unable to connect," and my Windows 7 troubleshooting thing will also immediately say "unable to find problem," or it'll try to connect, say "Identifying... no internet access," and maybe 10 seconds later it'll come back with "Unidentified network... no internet access."

On a side note, the D-Link Wireless Connection manager lists 16 networks within range ... Read more

A:Problem connecting my Windows 7 Desktop to College Internet Network

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Problem: new vista laptop connecting to xp desktop printer (via network)
OK, quick and to the point. The fast facts:
1: new vista laptop
2: have existing xp desktop w/ printer attached
2a: note: 2 existing laptops (xp) working fine printing through the xp desktop through existing network (workgroup).
3: positive the new vista laptop is correctly connected through wireless network which is connecting all computers on this network. (proof by way of accessing internet is fine.)
4: renamed new vista laptop and also renamed the workgroup to 'existing' workgroup name given to all other computers on this network.
5: rebooted vista laptop after renaming and assigning new workgroup name.
6: when going through the 'add a printer' routine on the new vista laptop I have tried entering the \\printerhostcomputername\printername and even the \\printerhostcompuername\users\username\printername , and ALSO the 'network printer search' routine but nothing shows up??
I've never had problems connecting with an XP laptop to the XP desktop (the printer host) before.
So what am I missing with the Vista 'add a printer' routine???
Help please!
Thanks!!!!
 

A:Solved: Problem: new vista laptop connecting to xp desktop printer (via network)

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

Status       Local     Remote          ... Read more

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So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

A:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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I did not set up my pc's to share over my home wireless network, but suddenly today I see that all drives and the printer are available between each computer. I had tried to set up the computers to share months ago, but never got it to work and gave up.

The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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On my computer I have set my D: folder to be shared.

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?
Sys Info is as follows :

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 249007 MB; D: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 1125854 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-S UCC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled
 

A:Sharing over home network

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?Click to expand...

Do you mean that she is prevented from opening the folder, or that opening it is too much trouble? If the latter try sharing the sub-folders also (not sure that will work, and seems kinda silly anyhow).
 

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My pc ound my laptop in "network" but it ask me to type the user name and the password ,wich password it meaned ?

A:Connecting to home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter


My pc ound my laptop in "network" but it ask me to type the user name and the password ,wich password it meaned ?


The one that was displayed when you crated the homegroup for networking. It is not your user name and log on.

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I am trying to connect to my home network. My home network consists of two other Windows XP computers connected to a router. I have the internet connection that the other two computers have, but I cannot see any of their files and they do not show up as network places. How do I fix this? I am not a techy person and I don't understand all this fiddly stuff and I'm getting really frustrated.

The weirdest thing is, I was able to access the other two computers fine yesterday but now they do not turn up?? I have restarted multiple times but to no avail.

Please help!!!

A:Connecting to Home Network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mc1992


I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I am trying to connect to my home network. My home network consists of two other Windows XP computers connected to a router. I have the internet connection that the other two computers have, but I cannot see any of their files and they do not show up as network places. How do I fix this? I am not a techy person and I don't understand all this fiddly stuff and I'm getting really frustrated.

The weirdest thing is, I was able to access the other two computers fine yesterday but now they do not turn up?? I have restarted multiple times but to no avail.

Please help!!!


Hi and welcome

I suspect your problem has to do with homegroup. when you set up networking in the windows install you chose a "home network" makes sense. Homenetwork however assumes all computers will be win 7.

To resolve the problem go to network and shaing where you set up networking in the first place and choose a work network instead. You can also turn off IPv6 as it is only needed in homegroup

In workgroup xp sees win 7, and win 7 sees XP

Let us know if this doesnt work

Good Luck Mate
Ken J

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I origionally posted in the xp section about hard disk problems and got nowhere with my problem of adding a second hard drive (that apparenty didn't work lol) so I went out and bought a new note book, an Aspire 5315 (vista home basic, 1.86 GHz Intel Celeron M processor 540, 1 GB of DDR2 system memory, 160 GB hard drive, 5400 rpm, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive and 802.11b/g wireless LAN..)..Now that I have the larger hd I'm having a problem getting it to locate my home network that is set up on 2 desktops with win xp sp2...... Are there any simple soultions to this?

Thanks for any help.

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I have 2 machines (1 XP Pro and 1 XP Home). I am able to connect to the XP Pro's shared files, but when I try to connect to the XP Homes shared files or map a drive - it asks for a network password. I do not have the machine password protected and so, do not know what password it is asking for. Can anyone assist? Attached is a copy of the dialogue box that is popping up in a word doc.
 

A:Connecting to Home Network

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Does anyone know how to connect (if possible) from an outside network to a home network?

I can connect to my router from an outside network by typing the IP address: 24.xx.xxx.xx:8080 The port 8080 allows me access to configure the router remotely. If I can do this I would think that I can access/transfer files on my PC at home?

What do I need to type in the IE bar?

http:\\??????

Thanks in advance
 

A:connecting to my home PC from an outside network

yes, you can setup VPN. this how to setup vpn may help, www.howtonetworking.com/vpnsetup.htm
 

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but yet laptops are able to connect to the wireless g router.

has anyone any idea why this may be and how i can get the main computer to connect to the internet?

thanks for any help
 

A:internet not connecting on desktop pc where desktop network pci card was installed...

If you provide some information about the "desktop", like the version/patch level of Windows, the indications in Device Manager for the NIC, etc. we might be able to help.

In addition, open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
 

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

Your files won't be avalible from the Internet unless you have setup a website or FTP from your computer which I guess you won't have. To access your shared files go on the "Network" menu and in the address bar type "\\COMPUTER-NAME\SHARE-FOLDER\", obviousely edit the details to fit your network.
 

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Hi,
I use Win 7 OS 64 bit on Dell Laptop 6420 model.

Under advanced sharing settings I want to permanently "Turn Off Network Discovery" both in Home/work and Public profiles.

The problem is that, everytime I reboot my Laptop the setting get changed to "Turn On Network Discovery"in all profiles.

How do I ensure that these settings are Turned off permanently, unless off-course I want to turn them on.

Thanks.

A:Network Sharing--Home and Public

A. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.


B. From the list of services, double click on "Function Discovery Provider Host" service, change the startup type to disabled and stop the service which will turn off the service.

Or if it's set to Automatic change it to Manual which should keep it from turning back on Automatically.

Changing the service to Manual should keep it from turning back on, it may have been set to Automatic.

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My b/f wants to try networking here at home with my precious puter for file sharing only. I am a newbie at networking and he is kind of a newbie to computers in GENERAL. I fear once he has access to my hardrive and files and tries to play the "Mr. Tech-Support, See what I can do!," role, I am in for a crashed computer. I am running WinMe w/20 gig hd, 198mb RAM, AMD Duron processor, and DSL. He's running Win98 SE, with not quite 3 gigs, 1.66mhz processor, and 32MB RAM. We simply want to share programs and files to save resources. Not going to use his for internet, and we have already purchased the Cross Over patch cord needed. Given the info, I have 2 questions:
Are there any system req that we need to meet before doing this?

And if so, HOW do you do this?

cristyna77
 

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We have two pcs under Win7 and wish to share files. The instructions for setting up a home group do not seem to work.

A:File sharing on Home network

This should help you: Sharing and Permissions

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Iam not sure if this is supposed to work (or not work) by product design.
I have a home network with a desktop PC with USB direct attached HP 5610 (all-in-one) printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine.

Printer sharing works fine. I have also identified the fax as shared device, however when I send a fax from the remote PC, the job gets queued on the HP5610 fax queue, and the fax initiation screen pops up on the local machine (and not the remote one).

It seems the HP5610 and the host windows XP - where the sharing is defined and activated - does not recognize the 'remote' fax from the 'local' fax and it treats the remote one as if it was a local one.

Is there something wrong in the setup ?
Is there anything additional that I should do to make fax sharing work from the remote PC ?

thanks
 

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I have a home network using a Belkin router--- I am able to share files on the network

Now, I would like to be able to share a printer. I have a Brother HL-1440 and my wife would like to print from her computer. Both computers are XP-home.

It seems like i remember once setting this up by installing a driver on the sending computer- Her computer has the driver installed (from when it was connected to this same printer om my home office)- but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003 (they don't look anything like they should-- only a thin strip of the single page- spread over a couple pages.

It looks like a driver problem--- I wonder if, instead of finding the printer on my machine, I should have tried setting it up on her machine- but pointing to the printer on the network??? Please correct me if I am wrong (and any advice will be appreciated).

letchworth
 

A:Sharing Printer on Home Network

"but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003"

Indicates that the printer/driver are OK, but the application has a problem. Try Wordpad or Paint or something else to get another opinion.
 

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Oh Boy do I need some help!

I have read through several other threads on these forums and followed many, many sets of instructions, all to no avail.

Here's the deal (sorry, I'm not terribly tech-savvy, but Ill try my best!):

Desktop PC running Windows XP Home, connected to and printing to a Canon PIXMA MX300. Also connects to ADSL2 through a router.

DELL Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, can connect to the net wirelessly through the PC's internet service.

Question: Because the laptop can connect to the internet through the PC, does this mean we should be able to share the printer through this 'network', or do I need to set up another home 'network'? I have tried setting up a separate work group many times and I can't get them to talk to each other.

The printer has sharing enabled in the printer properties.

Question: Does the printer need to be somehow added to the network?

If someone could please come to my rescue with some easy, step-by-step instructions, I would be eternally grateful!

A:Please help with home network / sharing printer

Can't really help but one thought is are there any firewalls in the mix that may be blocking access.

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I have a host computer in my home office and (clients) an old computer in basement and new laptop in family room. They all have an icon in MY COMPUTER that says shared with each other. All now running WinXP. In the archive I found a posting that directed me to some sites which all advised to right click the file I want to share and click the boxes which say to share files with any network users. However, when I go on my laptop and click the icon for sharing with the host computer none of the folders I selected show up as being able to access. To make things simple "How do I make a folder on my HOST comptuer able to be accessed by my laptop or basement computers?
Greg & Grimm
 

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Hi
I can use WMP 11 to access media stored on a netwrok disk from different computers on my home network. However, if I create a playlist on one PC, I am unable to see the same playlist in WMP from another PC. Playlists created in earlier versions of WMP don't seem to suffer from the same problem, i.e. they can be viewed from whereever. Is there some setting in WMP 11 that permits different users to share the same playlist (Sharing Media Library seems to apply only to audio, video, etc and not playlists - as I'm having no problems with this, I haven't explicitly enabled it)?
 

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Hi, I have set up a wireless internet on three computers at home. This works fine. How do I sort out file sharing between them? I have run the home network setup wizard on XP (all computers) and nothing is there in My Network Places.
 

A:File sharing on home network

Assuming you put all computers into the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing ...

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

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.

If your workgroup doesn't begin to work soon, or you get some error messages, we can start troubleshooting.
 

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Heya guys,

i was wondering if you can share a DVD drive over your home network so that you can burn files from my laptop to my desktop.

i have 2 windows XP Machines and they both are connected to the network. i have been able to share the Drive and watch movies and all on the drive but not being able to use Nero or any other burning utility to see the drive and allow me to burn to it. and i don't really want to be creating .iso files all of the time

can you please help me!!!

Thanks and greatly appreciated

ritchie13890
 

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Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how to share software over my home network so i can run the software installed on my XP MCE on my XP Home. Thanks!
 

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I have been totally taken over with sharing on a home network was locked out of all y email acc. and even my laptop how do I stop this all my passwords were changed.had to put windows 7 back on then was locked out of all my folders

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Hallo
I need help, Please.
I have learned alot about home networks from this forum and so far I got it right, BUT
The internet sharing part is not working.
Here is my setup

2X PC's with XP Pro
Crossover cable
One PC onboard LAN Card and the other Ethernet card
File and Printer sharing okay
SyGate Firewall enabled

Both PC's can ping each other ( 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101)

Is there a problem with the firewall settings and what should it be
Thanks for the help
Martin
 

A:Home Network Okay, but no internet sharing

have you set up your internet connection to be shared in the properties on your broadband connection, if you need help let me know
 

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Hi there.

I have a 512k ADSL connection from PlusNet. I have a static IP and a Solwise Sar130 router (1 port, and no need for an ADSL modem). PlusNet tell me to configure my router to PPPoA, and to not use DHCP - I have never tried it with anything else.

I would like to set up a home network, using a HUB Switch, and share my current connection between the networked computers.

I believe the way to go about this would to be to connect my computers to the HUB, then set up the network using the Windows XP Network Wizard, and to then connect the HUB to the router.

If this is wrong, or if there is anything else that I need to do (I have heard about port forwarding and other things), could you please correct me.

Many thanks,
Psycosis.
 

A:Home network and internet sharing help

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

please do not duplicate posts
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/869512-sharing-documents-home-network.html
closing this post
 

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Hello. I am pulling my hair out because my son's computer will not let my connect via home network, we both are on Windows 7 Home Premium. Both computers are wired to the same router. I have tried everything to remedy the problem. First off, my son has tons and tons of games installed, I ran a virus scan and got rid of a some already. Currently, I have Cinema 4D installed on both computer and is trying to run his computer as a render client. The system runs by Bonjour service via port 5300, it acknowledges each other through the program but Windows is blocking it when attempting to connect. We also have a laptop, works perfectly through the home network and C4D. I think it is his Network and Sharing components that are screwed up. Currently, here are all the things that are wrong with his computer-

1- Error 1075
2- Error 1068
3- His Firewall is locked out, can't make changes, can't turn off or on.
4- Homegroup does not work

His computer is connected to the home network and shows connection on TCP/IPV4. Strangely, he can connect to my computer and access my shared files, but I can't get into his. I have tried everything listed on these forums, ran all those scans. Is there another way I can try to get connection? Both computers are showing each other on the " Network " tab. Perhaps using some other channels? We know that both computers are " connected ", but one is just locked out from sharing. I also have the original disk, is there a way to " blow ... Read more

A:Home Network Sharing Not Working

Are both pcs in the same workgroup
both in the same ip range ie both have an ip 192.168. etc?
are both wired if one is wireless most routers by default have user isolation turned on this stops any wireless station connecting to the local network so if someone hack your wireless they can get internet but no personal files

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I suspect this is a fairly common sort of problem, but.......

A long time ago now I set up a small home network of a desktop with XP SP2 (now SP3) and a laptop with Vista Home Premium SP1 and a LAN-attached printer, all coupled to a broadband router. Very few problems fortunately in setting up the file and printer sharing and all works fine (so far)

Now....I have just done the same for a friend. Although the models of equipment are different, the PC and OS combinations are the essentially the same, only differences being that the desktop is only SP2 and printer is USB-attached to the desktop. Basic internet access is fine, BUT....the file and printer sharing does not work

The desktop and PC can each see the other machine on the network and also the relevant 'shared' file folders. Both can see the printer. However....if the desktop tries to access the laptop then it get a "you do not have access permission" error. If the laptop tries to access the desktop it gets an error message about "inadequate resources on the servers". [The friend lives 20 miles away, so I don't have the full wording of all the messages in front of me, sorry. ] Both machines have the same user account name and password, the only difference being that there is a second account on the desktop which is not on the laptop.

Can anyone offer any suggestion please, based on what I realise is rather limited information?

Many thanks
 

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Have got both Computers working on the New Router,both go on line and run indapendently on the same Cable Connect.Now I am trying to get the Printer to share itself between the two computers,Keep getting a message from the one not phsicaly connected that it cant communicate with the printer,I have enabled Printer sharingon both computers,any Ideas????George
 

A:Sharing Printer on New Home network

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I have a Dell DX061 Desktop running Vista Home Premium - SP2 wired via USB to Canon MP600 Printer and linked by Ethernet Cable connection to Netgear Wireless Router DG834PN. The Computers have been configuered to permit file/printer sharing and I simply want to be able to share the printer with Compaq NX9005 Laptop running XP - SP 3 that is connected to the internet wirelessly via Netgear WPN111. Both machines are protected by Kaspersky I Suite 9.0.0.736.

Incidentally I have a 2nd HP with Vista and have successfully managed to configuer that to use the printer without a problem, but have not been able do it on the XP machine.
Surely my situation cannot be unusual, yet it currently seems impossible for the Compaq to detect (by browsing) in Add Printer Wizard or any other method by manually configuering the machine. I have tried creating a Network Setup disk and installed same on both machines and read several 100 Forum articles on the topic and as yet not found the answer. However, 'Techspot' Forum refers to 'Tom's Networking 'for the answer without giving the exact address to find it.
So can you help with a 'step-by-step guide', as its got to be possible? Thanks in advance

A:Printer Sharing on Home Network

May I suggest downloading Network magic, its a program that helps with configuring all your computers/printers etc to a network and connecting them and i think it could help with your situation. The download is free and you get a 7 day thing before you have to buy it but 7 days should be plenty of time to fix it. Its also virus free as it comes from a trusted source So you dont have to worry about that. Download link is below.
Cisco Network Magic Pro - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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I'm attempting to set up a home network between my PC and Notebook (NB), both Windows XP Home Editions. Internet sharing is going well with my wireless router, but file sharing is a different story. When accessing "My Network Places" from the PC, I can see both the local PC shared folder and the NB shared folder. They're also both in my workgroup, and I can access each. Unfortunately, I have less success when accessing the network from my NB. In "My Network Places" I only see the local NB shared folder. Within the working group I am able to see both the local folder and the PC's shared folder. But when attempting to access the PC's folder I get "...is not accessible. You might not have permission..."

Both computers have the same IP scheme and subnet, can ping each other (by name and IP), have the same working group name, and the usernames and passwords on each mirror each other. XP firewall has been turned of, and my third-party firewall (zone alarm) has been removed/uninstalled. File sharing is enabled, and both sharedocs folders have been shared-out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a Windows XP and Windows ME connected to a D-Link DI-604 router with a DSL connection. I've used the Windows XP "Network Setup Wizard" to configure my "Home Network" and used the "Network Setup Disk" to configure the Windows ME system. My HP printer is connected directly to the Windows XP system and is working. If I try and print with the Windows ME system through the "Home Network", I get an error message that no printer is connected. The Windows ME system has the updated HP printing drivers and will work if I connect the printer directly to it.

Could the D-Link router be preventing the printer from working on the Windows ME system while using the "Home Network"?

Thanks ...
 

A:Home Network - Printer Sharing!!!

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Hi,
I have a small home network (1 desktop & 1 laptop) both using a router to connect to the net and print using one printer that is permanently connected to the desktop PC.

A month or so ago I upgraded the desktop PC and I can no longer print using the laptop!

Both PCs are using XP and the printer is HP officejet Pro all in one type.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Gary
 

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I'm having difficulty trying to get my new Windows 7 pc set up to share files across my existing home (wired) network which consists of 1 desktop pc running WinXP and 1 laptop running WinXP. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I want the 'C' drive on each of the 3 computers to be shared. I've had the 2 Windows XP computers set up and working like this for several years without a problem but I can't seem to get the 'C' drive on the Win7 computer to do the same.

All 3 computers have the same workgroup name and none of them require passwords to log on to Windows. There are no problems with the firewalls on any of the machines.

On the Windows 7 PC when I right click on the 'C' drive and select the 'Sharing' tab, I have set this up to be shared and when I click on the 'Advanced Sharing' button there is a tick in the 'Share this folder' box, the 'Share name' is 'C'. If I then click on the 'Permissions' button, this shows a 'Group or user name' 'Everyone' and this group has Full Control, Change and Read boxes ticked. As far as I can see there is nothing more I can do.

However from my Windows XP computer, when I go to My Network Places and double click on the icon for the Win7 'C' drive, I get the message "\\Computername 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."

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A:File sharing across a home network

Sharing the root drive is blocked for a reason.
You'd be completely open to hacking and malware injection attempts by anyone that happened to ping your IP.

Win 7 is trying to keep you from compromising your entire system.

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Is it required to be in the same Home network to be able to share a printer?

Or can both computers be in a public network only?

Peter

A:Sharing printer only possible in a Home network?

I haven't fiddled with public networks myself, but I think you can probably share the printer. You just may have to get the user explicit access (adding them specifically to the printer's security settings) for it to work.

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I have 2 computers and I have 1 printer. I need to share this printer between both computers. I have a desktop running windows xp. This computer is hardwired to the router. The printer is attached to the desktop computer. My other computer is a laptop running windows vista. This computer connects wireless to the router. I have set the network up and I can share files between both computers but when I go to print from my laptop it identifies the printer but when I tell it to print the computer hangs up. I can't locate the laptop from the desktop. I have the drivers installed on each computer. Please help!
 

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Hi Guys, I've got a home network with 4 PCs on it using a Linksys E3000 router. All of the PCs run Windows 7.

On one of the PCs, I'd like to set it up so that a specific folder on the hard drive will be shared over the network and accessible (for full read/write) by the other PCs on the network whenever the main PC is turned on.

How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

A:Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.

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I have an Asus desktop running Windows XP Home and a Dell laptop running Windows XP Professional. I have cable broadband feeding a wireless modem/router. The desktop is connected by ethernet to the router and the laptop is a wireless connection. My printer (not wireless) is connected to the desktop. Both computers can access the internet.

I have set all computers and my printer to to sharing but when I try to access printing from my laptop, or try to access shared folders on my desktop computer, it says I do not have access permission. I can see my desktop when searching my Workgroup but it wont let me in.

Has anyone got a solution.

Thanks... Viking4020
 

A:Home network sharing not working

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.
Create a file in notepad named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : FIXANON.REG
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be FIXANON.REG.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

------------------- Use ONLY the text after this line in the FIXANON.REG file -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- Use ONLY the text before this line in the FIXANON.REG file-----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Reboot the computer.

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>
or
PING <computer name>

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

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hi

currrently i have 2 computers connected to router with built-in hub
and the router is connected to my dsl modem.

i have now laptop computer and i'm thinking on the ways to connect it to my home network (and have access to internet).
i can simply connect it to router with a cable ,as i did with other pc's ,but for laptop i want to use wireless connection.

how do i do this?
 

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Hi.

Is it possible to access my home network while away from home: to be able to browse the network, access PCs, and access my file server? If so, how can it be done? Is doing this different from using software like PCAnywhere?

My home network system consists of a cable modem with a Linksys 4-port Router (BESRU31).

Thanks.
Robert2513
 

A:Remotely Connecting to Home Network?

Remote access software like pcAnywhere let you take over a computer that is on your network. What you see on the screen is what would be seen on the remote computer. If that is good enough then programs like pcAnywhere, RADMIN, NetOP or VNC would work fine. Be aware there a differences in performance, stability and features between them.

If you want to access your home network as if it was a LAN, you would need VPN for that. You would see the remote VPN server as another mapped drive like on a regular network. XP Pro has VPN server built in but only allows one connection at a time.
 

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Hi,

I just bought a new computer and i set it up in one room and plugged it into my home network and it connected to the internet and worked fine, however when i moved it into the other room and connected it, it gave me the error that the network cable was unplugged...i tried a different cable and still no luck... can anybody help me?

Thanks!
 

A:Problems connecting to home network

Are you using wireless, or hard wired with an ethernet cord ?

Wireless can be very weak, from room to room (signal wise) This can be dependant on a number of issues:
Distance
Thickness of walls
Electromagnetic radiation (if other equipment is close by - including wires in walls)

If you are speaking ethernet cable, please check the cable by disconnecting and re-connecting it.

By the way, from going back to the original room, does it work again ?
 

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My WIndows 7 decktop is part of a small home network. I can access files from the network form the W7 computer but I cannot connect to the printer on the network. When I run the "add printer" wizard, it correctly lists the printers on the network, all of which are attached to one computer. Of the ones listed, only one is a real printer. The others are things like Adobe, or a fax printer. I successfully connected the W7 to the "Adobe printer" but when I try to connect to the Lexmark printer, I get an error message, "0.0000000a". Also when I try "view network computers" from the Windows XP where the printer is connected, it does not show the W7 computer as part of the network. THe W7 had been part of the network prior to installing W7 when it had Windows XP and it had no problems. THe connection to the home network seems to have survived the upgrade to W7 on the W7 computer but not on the others. Any help would sure be appreciated.

A:Connecting to Home Network Printer

are you using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows?

Try installing the drivers for that printer inside 7. Or move the printer to the 7 computer and share it there instead.

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Good morning/afternoon/evening.
I have three computers hooked up to a Linksys router. I would like to hook up a printer so any of the three can print to that printer. What is the best way to set up such a system? Do I need to have one computer (the server) dedicated to that task? (this will undoubtedly show my total ignorance of networks!).

Thank you very much,
stuarth
 

A:Connecting printers to a home network

The real question is... what printer do you have or intend on using?

There are a few possiblities here, but it is printer dependent...

1. If the printer has a network card in it.. You can set it up on your network and create a network printer on each computer to allow them to print to that specific printer. This, without having it hooked to a PC.

2. If your printer does not have a network card in it, then you could consider purchasing a print server. This is a small box that your printer hooks up to and it has another hook up for a network cable. Kind of emulates number 1 above.

3. Is to have the printer hooked to a computer, SHARE it on that computer. Then you will have to install a network printer on each of the other computers so they can print to it. Downfall here is... the computer where the printer is directly attached, has to be turned on when you intend to print.

The cheapest way would be 3. However, it can be a pain at times. If you don't want to pay out good money for a printer that has a network card in it, or can be installed in it... then I would go with number 2. This will eliminate the extra PC on when printing.

The print servers do not cost that much, around $60.00. However, going this way, you have to make 100% SURE that your printer is compatible with the print server. If the information on the print server does not specify your printer, then don't buy it. It most likely will not work with it.

Does that help a little?

Shane
 

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Hi after being away for quite a while & not using the 'desktop PC', it seemed to be slow at first, but then OK. I downloaded windows updates including 'Nvidia driver update' for Geforce 9500 GS, of which the driver update was the only one to fail. Then the PC started to freeze with the mouse being 'jerky' At the time the laptop connected to the network was fine. After switching back on it wouldn't connect to the network, the router appearing fine though. I went into safe mode & the network connection was OK, all the checks with connections that I could check seemed OK? But going back to normal mode, the problem with no network connection reappeared & didn't seem to want to switch off. Only by holding the start button would it switch off.

In safe mode I did a 'system restore', also got rid of previous updates. Now when I come out of safe mode with a restart all is fine. But sometimes when switched back on it doesn't connect to the network. I've scanned with Avast, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware. Checked disk for errors & done a diagnose with in 'Network & Sharing Center' & no problems shown?

It wasn't possible when the PC kept freezing to do a system restore, so that's why it was done through safe mode, would that make any difference?

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A:Desktop Not connecting to network sometimes?

Go into Device Manager and see if there is a yellow symbol next to your network adapter. If so, then right click and update it to see if any updated driver is available.
 

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i would like to know if i can share a scanner over a home network for free or not?

thanks

A:Sharing a scanner over a home network for free

This shouldn't cost anything as long as you have the proper hardware.


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Homegroup and network -- now you see 'em now you don't. We have 5 computers, 4 of which have Win7 home premium (all 64bit), 1 runs Win7Pro 64 bit. We are using the Lynksys E2000 wireless n router (WPA2 mode). The desktop is directly wired through LAN. Each machine has Norton Internet Security 2011 installed, I have set up each system to 'full trust' (Norton's network map shows all machines on the network.
All workgroup names match. Each computer shows itself as having joined the homegroup. I made sure all libraries are shared and all pcs are discoverable. None of the computers see each other in Network and sharing center network map, or in network, or in homegroup. What's weird about it is sometimes I can get them all showing up and the next day (sometimes only an hour later) - gone. Sometimes one pc goes missing, or two, or all. Individually each machine can connect to the network and has internet access without a problem.
I have tried pinging all machines from each machine and some are reachable, some time out, some unreachable, it's different for each machine each time I do it.
Sometimes resetting the router works for all pcs, sometimes it doesn't. Today it worked on 2 of the machines but less than an hour later they were gone again. I have searched the forums for months and have tried every recommended fix I could find that seemed applicable.
Please, if anyone has any ideas to help me sort this out, I would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance for your time. Oh, and I h... Read more

A:Home network and sharing erratic behavior

Hi Louie. I too am experiencing what I think is the same problem - alas I have no solution (yet). I have a laptop and a printer, connected using WiFi to a router. Laptop and printer can see the internet, but not each other. But, on occasions they do, but then, they no longer do, with nothing I am aware of occurring in between.
I had Kaspersky AV installed on the laptop and have removed it just in case - that wasn't it. I will let you know if I have any success. I too have wasted hours on this!

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I have 5 computers on my home network..4 PC's and 1 Mac. I want to share video files between the computers and when I try I get the screen that wants my user name and password. Trouble is, I don't know which ones they mean. I know I'm a noob here but others setup my main computer and I had an extended health issue And I can't remember the user name or password. Is it the network password? I have that but I have tried every user name I can think of and I can't get it to work. Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi! Have a new machine running Windows 10 and I'm not sure where to set it to look for files on our network? Other devices can see them, but this one sees some devices, but not all. Let me know if you need more info and thanks in advance for the help!
 

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Hey

I've recently tried sharing file over my home network and have been having some trouble. I've tried searching on the web for a soultion but haven't really found anything specific to my problem.

ok, i have one computer(my main one) running XP pro that is sharing folders and is my ICS. It has 2 NICS, one integrated and one PCI. One is connected to a cable modem for internet access and the other is connected to a router (Belkin). Wierd setup i know!! i clearly know i can just use the router 2 connect everything but i want to try and set it up this way. On the NIC connected to router i set a static ip on both the router and NIC. The router has the DHCP turn on. From the router I connected a WinXP Pro by cat 5, and have two other computer on wireless.

Internet works fine all the time. When i connect from my laptop running Vista to the main computer to access my shares everything works fine. My problems occurs when i turn on the other pc connected directly to router. I get errors "specified network no longer available" or that i've lost the connection to the shared folder/file. It happens on both computers. When i turn off the wireless on the laptop, the PC shares files fine.

For more info, let me know.
 

A:Problems File Sharing Over Home Network

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Hello,

I have set up a home network using a broadband wireless router. I know how to share the printer and any folder on any of the 3 computers. But can I share the USB scanner that is connected to one of the 3 PCs?

Thanks,
Greg
 

A:Is sharing a USB device (scanner) possible over home network?

Not normally. Most scanner drivers are not designed to allow sharing. Since you have to be next to the scanner to load the material to be scanned, it's somewhat pointless for most folks anyway.
 

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Hey folks....wondering if anyone has had this happen:

I have a simple network at home. 1 desktop PC and 1 laptop PC wirelessly connected through a new netgear rangemax router.

I recently did a full restore on the desktop PC, and just got this new router. Router setup was pretty simple with the built in setup wizard - I am accessing internet from all machines no problem.

Problem: I have enabled file sharing on the main hard drive and several sub-folders on both machines which are both running XP Pro. But, when I try and make a new network place on my laptop to connect to the sharing enabled folders on my desktop, I get an error message that says: "workgroup is not accessable. you might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator to find out if you access permissions. The device is not connected."

I have set the permissions and should be able to access the desktop drive/folders setup for sharing. But I can't.

Also, from my desktop, I have several network places setup on my laptop PC, and I can see those folders/files on my laptop, but I can't copy/move any files - I get an error that says I don't have permission - but again, sharing is enabled on the laptop.

I think this is a config issue but can't quite nail it down. I have both machines on the same domain I've labeled "HOME" and it shows up in the add network places wizard, but it when I try to explore the desktop PC from the laptop that I get... Read more

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Hello,

I have a network with multiple OS machines (around 20), sharing files from windows 7 home device.

There is no problem viewing/editing files by other windows 7 machines, the problem that sometimes (3-5 times a day) windows XP machines stops from being able to access the shared files and I have to restart the machine (the sharing device) so that windows XP be able to access it again.

I don't know if the sharing device windows version is the reason of all this or not ! Is it related to the number of computers trying to access it in the same time ?

The weird thing is, win7 devices never faced a problem access files on that win7 home, even at the time when winXP devices stop from being able to access it.

Any ideas how to fix this ?

Thx

A:Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

You may start with disabling the Power Management on the XP computers - see attached image.

Also, change the Speed & Duplex of your NIC, fiddle with the setting - see attached image.

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I'm having a network dilemma.

I cannot get my two computers to network AND share the Internet at the same time. I have two Windows XP Pro PCs that network together fine until I add my Internet connection into the mix. As soon as the Internet is added the two computers no longer see each other on the network and only one of the computers has Internet access. The computer with Internet access can vary depending on which one is re-booted first.

Prior to moving to a new community (and switching to a new Internet Provider), I did not have this problem.

I have tried replacing the router, substituting the router with a hub and swapping the network cards. All attempts to fix the problem had no effect.

All I want is to have both computers on the network AND both access the Internet at the same time. I suspect the problem is with Comcast (my Internet Provider.) I remember reading they do something to prevent me from sharing my Internet connection. It's a protection to keep people from dropping a line to a neighbor's house and sub-charging for the access.

Does anyone know of a way around this? Is there an interface setting in my router that will fool the Internet servers into thinking I have only one computer connected? I tried copying the cable modemís MAC number into the router and that did not fix the problem.

Here is the basic equipment rundown:

D-Link Cable Modem
D-Link DFE 530TX+ network card (2)
D-Link DI-602 Router
Comcast Cable Internet
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A:Home Network Not Sharing Internet Connection

In my router there is a setting for automatically setting IP addreses to each computer on the network. Check to make sure you do not have it set to manual.
This is what it is called in my Belkin router......
The DHCP server function makes setting up a network very easy by assigning IP addresses to each computer on the network

This is found under LAN settings.
 

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Alright so here's my scenario:

- I have a small home network with 3 PCs, which I'll call "PC 1", "PC 2", and "PC 3".
- "Folder X" is stored on "PC 1".
- I want to have "Folder X" accessible from "PC 1" and "PC 2", but NOT accessible from "PC 3".

How can I do this?

I've been trying to get this to work for a little while, fiddling with file sharing permissions, but I'm a novice when it comes to networking and permissions. Does anyone know how this might be done correctly? Additionally, I'd also like to set it up so that if any additional PCs are added to the network, they do not have access to "Folder X" by default.

All PCs are running Windows 7 Ultimate.
"PC 1" and "PC 3" are 32 bit, "PC 2" is 64 bit.
Using a WRT54G2 Wireless G router.

A:Sharing permissions on a small home network.

Right-click on Folder X. An option will appear to "Share With >". Then select the "Specific People" choice. A list of all the users connected to you network will appear. Select who you wish to share with, and don't select anyone else.

Users added to the network (via adding a new PC) will not automatically have access.

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I posted this under Windows NT/2000/XP, but then saw this section of the forum. It may be better responded to here.

I have a home wireless Linksys network, with 3 computers. Its intended purpose was to allow all 3 computers to connect to the Internet via an 11.0 Mbps internet connection via cable TV, which has been successful. However, I have never learned how to have one computer send info to another within my little wireless home network, a feature I would like to have, but which I have never explored. I have recently been messing with shared folders, placing two of the three computers on the wireless network, but have found it elusive as to how to put info in a folder to allow it to be shared by the other computer. I am unsure as to whether I have properly put each computer on the network. (Yes, I know I could put files on a disk in the A or D drive, which I have done, but I was of the impression that I could do things more efficiently this way, instead. Indeed, I would like to be able to download entire programs from one machine to the other. But lets keep it simple.) What I have done so far simply doesn't work. I fully expect to be able to see the shared folders for the other computer by some means, but it isn't happening.

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A:How Do I Set Up Sharing Files on a Home Wireless Network?

Yes, this would have been better but you already have two responses to your other thread. Please click on the red triangle in the upper right and ask a moderator to close this one. You could also use the same technique to have the other thread moved here--but no need to since you are getting help.
 

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I have a questions regarding network sharing.
Can you only share files and folders that are in the 'Public folder' when using Vista.
I have 3 computers at home 2 using Vista and 1 using XP.
Both Vista computers can access all the files and folders on the XP computer but If I try to to access any other folder than 'Public' using the XP computer I get asked for a user name and password. I don't have passwords sert up on my computers.

A:Sharing Vista computers on home network

You have to have User Name and Password on Each computer to share files. Go to Control Panel/Users and set up passwords. Also make sure that you are sharing the files you want on that computer.

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I have 2 desktops and 1 laptop, all running windows 7. #1 is running 7 professional, #2 is running 7 Home premium, Laptop is running 7 Home premium. All are 64 bit systems.

#1 can access no files on #2 and only user files on laptop.
#2 can access all shared files and folders on #1 and laptop
Laptop can access all shared files and folders on #1 and #2

All computers have the same workgroup and home network name. The date and time are set exactly the same on all three. I have gone through all the normal steps I can think of. File sharing is on, discovery is on, passwords are off. When I try to open a folder on #2 from #1 I get the message "Windows cannot access \\#2\folder name", "you do not have permission to access \\...\ contact system administrator. I get the same message when trying to open folders in laptop from computer #1. I'm about ready to do a system recover on #1 and start from scratch. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Home network not sharing folders with one computer.

I had the same problem, kept trying to figure out why. 24 hours later it just worked. Someone with more knowledge might know the answer, for me it just needed time.

Check this too:

HomeGroup uses IPv6 for multicast discovery. If you get error code 0x80632094 when you try and enter a valid password, then check that the IPv6 protocol is checked in the NIC properties. Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter connections, right-click and examine Properties for IPv6. You could also try this registry method:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\

Add a DWORD, DisabledComponents with a value 0xffffffff, this disables all IPv6 components. Restart the computer now edit 0xffffffff to 0. This enables IPv6.

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I have two PC's connected via a wireless network. That is already established, they both have internet connection. I would like to enable file sharing between these PC's. I have created a workgroup but am having trouble accessing both PC's. On PC 1, when I click "View Workgroup Computers" under network tasks both PC 1 and PC 2 are available, yet when I double click PC 2 I get an error message saying PC 2 is not accessible, I may not have permission, contact the administrator. On PC 2 when I click "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error message right away saying Home (the name of the workgroup) is not accessible, I may not have permissions.

In short, PC one allows me to access the workgroup but not PC 2. PC 2 wont let me access the workgroup. What am I doing wrong? (I am, as you can probably tell, new to home networking).
 

A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

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Ok, I'll try to be as detailed as possible, as I know that it will help in determining the problem; I apologize if
this gets lengthy, though.

I have 4 computers on a home network, all running Windows 7 Ultimate. 3 computers are running the 64-bit version,
one is running the 32-bit version. The 2 desktop computers have Mcafee for the anti-virus and firewall program,
and the 2 laptops have Norton Internet Security 2010. The only PC that cannot connect to the other PCs on the
network is my laptop, which has Windows 7 64-bit and NIS 2010. My brother's laptop, which also have Win7 64-bit
and NIS 2010, was having problems with connecting to the other PCs and being seen on our home network, but I
tweaked some settings on NIS 2010, and now those problems have been resolved. I did the same tweaks on my laptop,
but it did not help. My laptop shows up in the list of PCs on the other computers, but they are unable to connect
to it; likewise, the other PCs show up on my list on my laptop, but I cannot connect to them. When I try to, I get
the message: "Windows cannot access (name of PC)"; when I click on See Details, it gives me "Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found." Clicking the Diagnose button does not help; the Windows troubleshooter is unable
to find the problem.

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A:File Sharing and Home Network Issues

did you look at the windows firewall settings?

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Hi,

I have a Desktop and a laptop running through a router. I have shared the printer that is connected to the Desktop which is running XP. I have also "trusted the network" on Mcafee and have opened the system service ports for file sharing in Mcafee. I have even gone so far as to shut down the Mcafee firewall and this doesn't seem to help either. I can see the "remote" printer on the laptop which is running Vista. The printer prints properly when printed to from the local machine, the Desktop. The printer connected to the desktop does not print at all when printed to from the remote machine, the laptop. The laptop thinks it has printed fine. There are no messages on the laptop that says that printing did not occur or anything like that. Additionally, there are no messages and or response on the Desktop. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

David W. Norman

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Thanks to your forum I am up and running with my 2 vista pcs linked together

Is it possible to view the Desktop pcs Favorites though on the Laptop?

Share them from the Desktop to the Laptop?
 

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I have two computers connected to a hub. They have seperate IP addresses. My AT&T cable moden is plugged into the hub. Both computers can connect to the internet without a problem.
Both computers are set to the workgroup @home.
If I click on network neighborhood, neither computer shows up and I can't get file and print sharing to work.
Any suggestions?
 

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Trying to share files between my desktop & laptop. I had it working perfectly..but something happened & i can't figure what.

I'm on a wireless network for both. win xp pro on both.

i double checked that the shared folder on the desktop is checkboxed for sharing. when i ping the laptop it times out sent 4, received 0, lost 4.

but when i ping the desktop from the laptop, it works- sent 4, received 4, lost 0.

Like i said, it was working perfectly before..i haven't touched my firewall settings or anything else. the only thing i can think of is i ran ccleaner..apart from that; not much changed.

please help!!! thanks.
 

A:Troubleshoot sharing files on my home network

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Hi all. Hope someone can help with my printer sharing issue. I have 3 systems on my home network, two connected via cat5 to my netgear wireless router and one via 802.11g. All pc's access internet just fine and have no other issues. I have an HP Laserjet 3015 attached to my wife's Dell work pc and would like my home pc (whitebox) and notebook to be able to print to the Laserjet. I've disabled Windows firewall on all three and turned off the Norton IS firewalls on my personal desktop and notebook as well as the McAfee IS on the Dell. I then ran the Network Setup Wizard, making sure to put all three in the same workgroup name, let's say KAIHEAD for example. I then ran the Add a Printer wizard on the wired desktop system and it found the Laserjet connected to the Dell and was able to install drivers and print successfully. I then ran the Add a Printer wizard on the ThinkPad, but to no avail. It does not see the Dell machine, or my personal desktop. I have no idea why it won't see the Dell or whitebox. I do have the highest level of encryption enabled on the ThinkPad, but that shouldn't prevent it from being available on my home network, correct? What are my next steps to figure out how to share the Laserjet with my ThinkPad?

Thanks in advance for your help!!
 

A:Trouble sharing printer on home network

I have an HP Laserjet 3015 attached to my wife's Dell work pcClick to expand...

Is your wifes work PC on a domain? If not then what you want to do is make your home workgroup on all the PC's be the same as the wifes workgroup, make sure you have printer sharting enabled on the wifes work PC, ping the wifes work PC to wensure no firewall is blocking simple pings thwen try doing a start/run and type in \\wifeworkpcname

If this opens a folder there should be one that says printers and all you have to do is go there and right click the printer you shared and pick Connect.
 

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I just have a simple home network with a Belkin router. PC connected wired and one laptop wireless, both running Vista. I want to be able to see/modify all folders and files on each computer from either computer. I have read and read Windows help. I have private network and file sharing set on both computers. I see each computer when I look at the network map. But I cannot get anything but the public folders to show up. There must be something I am not doing. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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File sharing / Home Network Setup

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Hi Recently connect to ASDL

i would like to know how to set up my laptop to my desktop with file sharing allowed between both computers.

I am using a Netcomm ASDL Modem Router NB1300 to connect to the internet. Both computers connect to this Via Ethernet cables..

O/S on both computers are Win XP..

Both computers are used at different intervals so both must be able to connect to the internet indvidullay (understand that can not share files if other computer not turn on)

Is this possible to setup with what i have??

all help appricated instruction on set up would be great..

thanks
Yankeebean
 

A:File sharing / Home Network Setup

well according to this site http://www.netcomm.com.au/ADSL/NB1300.php you can connect to computers to the net using one in ethernet and one in usb. but im not sure if you would be able to share files etc. it mentions on the site that you can combine your modem with a switch which will distribute the internet to whichever computers are connected. A switch will let the computers communicate and therefore you can share files.

Hope this helps

ps.Setting up file sharing is simple. Once you have your home network setup (using the wizard?) just find the folders you would like to share, right click and click sharing and security. Then make that a shared folder.
 

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I tried and tried to install and use Win98 ICS software but, as with most MS goods, it gave me nothing but hassles. I bashed my head against the wall for about a week trying to network 1 computer?! Its so hard to tell what software was right for my application. Many would simply refuse to work with ADSL. But then I tried Sygate Home Network. I downloaded it, ran it, and that was it. Both pc's appear in network and all share functions work(even in the trial version). I broke down and bought the full version for $20.00. If youre having problems with ICS, give this one a try.

www.sygate.com
 

A:Solved! Internet sharing/home network

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Ok I have two PCs on my network, both have Windows Vista Home 32bit

When I try to open or explore the other PC from either PC it prompts for a password and log on. We did not set up a password or log on for either PC. How do we go about disabling or bypassing this.

Thank you in advance

RDGM
 

A:Solved: Connecting to a Computer on a home network

Hey all I figured it out, we needed to make passwords thru the acct. management and then log on to one another's PC with the credentials of the PC we want to conenct to.
 

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I have several laptops connected to my wireless home compter network that is working just fine. I have another laptop that I am having a hard time trying to connect. The laptop was previously connected to the network, now it won't connect. It keeps giving me an error about the WZC. I have tried making sure the Wireless Zero Configuration was started but it won't stay started. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problems connecting to home wireless network

I had a similar problem with an laptop running Win XP. I did a Google search of the error and it gave me a Microsoft Article about keeping WZC enabled.
 

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I have two Windows XP (Home Edition) computers at home. The two machines are networked by an ethernet cable. I am using a D-Link DI-604 router to share a cable modem connection. I have a Windows 98se computer system at work with a dial-up 56k modem. I would like to gain access to my home network from work. Can someone please advise me on the best route to take. I believe my IP address is a public address.
 

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I have a laptop I use for work and connect to a hotspot with it, when I came home to connect to my house network router I am able but it comes up limited so there in no interent contection,,,.. How to I change it so I get the interent on with my house wifi?

A:Connecting to home wifi network limited

Call your Help Desk. My wife's does that, until she goes in and disable the Proxy in Internet Properties in Control Panel. Just remember to turn back on.

The first time she brought it home, because they replaced her older unit. IT had made a Fat Finger mistake in the VPN connection.

So when she tried to get on our home WiFi, it did the same as yours. Plus her work a GPO, to restrict her from using any LAN or WiFi connection, but the company's.

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I just bought my daughter a Lenovo running Windows 8 and when I try to connect to my Wi-Fi I am getting Limited connection only and can't figure it out. Please help!! :-)

A:Getting Limited Connection when connecting to Home Network

Greetings,
Please copy & paste the following into notepad.
Code:
netsh wlan show all >%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query dhcp >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query dnscache >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
sc query wlansvc >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
ipconfig /all >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
netsh advfirewall show global >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
netsh winhttp show proxy >>%userprofile%\Desktop\Network.txt
Save the file as "Network.bat"Right click the file and select Run as Administrator.This will create a file called "Network.txt" on the desktop.Copy & paste the contents into your next post.

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I have been given an old Dell Latitude 610 laptop and trying to get access to the internet and email even with the netowk cable plugged in the back!

I get the message No network access or unidentified network.

Hope someone call help.

Many thanks
 

A:Difficulties connecting to our wireless home network

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My wife brought a new laptop home from work and we have been trying to connect it to our home network without success. Network was set up for me 4-5 years ago. It is security enabled but does not use mac addresses. Router in linksys wrt54g. Laptop is running XP. Have tried numerous recorded passwords on laptop but will not connect. Have logged into my router but do not see where to make alterations to allow another connection but max users is set to 50 so this is not the problem. Any suggestions?
 

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