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cant figure out how to network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by roncthegreat, Feb 14, 2007.

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  1. roncthegreat

    roncthegreat Thread Starter

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    i have just bought a new laptop w/ wireless. i bought a lynksis wireless router. my acer laptop has windows vista, and my pc has xp. i dont know much about this wireless stuff and would appreciate some help. I can get on the network with the laptop, and browse the internet. but i cant access the pc.
     
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    Here is a wizard way that works with XP. I don't know Vista; I'm guessing that it has the same or similar wizard and would appreciate somebody telling me.

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

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

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

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

    When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
     
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