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Solved: Wireless Networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TBaker14, Nov 24, 2011.

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  1. TBaker14

    TBaker14 Thread Starter

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

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

    How can I do this.

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

    Thoughts?

    TBaker14
     
  2. etaf

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    why not use the same workgroup name at home
     
  3. TBaker14

    TBaker14 Thread Starter

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    Would that work?
     
  4. etaf

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    should do , some years ago, I had a work PC and to get it to work I used the domain name and set up my home workgroup to the same name as the work domain and that seemed to work and allow access

    if you are logging into work from home using a VPN service, and still want to access your home network - than that's a different story
     
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    I agree that just using the same workgroup name is the easiest solution, but you don't need to have all computers in the same workgroup for file sharing. Workgroup(s) just make some things more convenient.
     
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