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Trouble networking with Linskys

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mike293, Aug 7, 2006.

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  1. mike293

    mike293 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am trying to network two Dell Windows XP computers. One upstairs is connected directly to a cable modem and a Linksys SRX 200 router. The computer downstairs has a Linksys PCI adapter. A Mac laptop is also on the network.

    Everything worked fine and dandy on the network with when we used an older Linksys router but when we got an upgrade the XP machine downstairs can no longer connect to the network or internet.

    I've tried using the XP network wizard and that doesn't seem to do anything. I honestly don't know the first step in fixing this. AOL is on both comptuers and, I think, some of the settings were managed by Port Magic. Also, I can't find the IP address on the machine, only a "physical address."

    It should be noted that I'm a "Mac guy," obviously still wet behind the, err, Windows.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    is the new os machine downstairs wired or wirelss ?
    did the drivers install correctley for the wireless card ( assuming wireless) ?
    I have encountered old linksys wireless cards that there is not drivers for xp
    you might want to check system in control panel, hardware, then device manager. Lokk for
    " X" or " ! " next to hardware...or unknown devices, also look for your card by name in device manager.
     
  3. mike293

    mike293 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply. Got a little tied up at work and put this computer project on hold.

    Everything appears to be OK in the device manager, with the Linksys adapter appearing under network adapters. The upstairs network also shows up in the Wireless Network Connection area but whenever I try to make a connection, there's a very long pause and nothing happens. The connection is not password protected and the firewalls are turned off.
     
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