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Q: Networking two houses

Finally broadband is out in the boonies but to the question. My neighbor and I want to know if there is a way that we can network our houses together so we can share the conection. Umm if it matters our houses are about 100ft apart, and we are both running windows xp pro.

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A: Networking two houses

100ft apart? The Cat5 wire that you will run can be no longer than 100m which means from the hub/router if it is in your house can be no further than 100 m from his computer and vice versa. Keep in mind that there will be a cable running from ur house to his and i'm not sure how well a cat5 cable would run in the rain...

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I need to pick some brains with this one

I'm making a sale to a family friend with a new HP 610 notebook with windows 7
so they have there current setup of 3 xp machines and one running windows vista home premium.
now the one house is where the adsl router and the vista machine are
what i'm thinking of doing for them is adding a wireless access point/ booster into the other house with the three xp machines. this house is also where the windows 7 laptop will mainly be.

Am i on the right track adding the wirless booster/access point to the house and is there anything else i need to take into consideration

distance between where i will place the point/booster and the router is 20 metres
all 3 xp machines have wireless G capability
the router is a netgear with wireless N
the laptop has wireless N
the vista machine is already on the network wirelessy

A:wireless networking 2 houses

any help would be hot!!!!

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We have a ranch in the rurals. There are 2 houses situated within a few hundred yards of each other and another one up on a hill a little distance. That one is probably on it's own, but I was hoping there might be a reasonable possiblity of a network between the two houses that are close together.

I'm not sure we qualify for dsl - here you have to be within 3 miles of their equipment. That leaves us with a direcway satellite system probably.

Suggestions for setting up some kind of network to share the satellite internet between at least the two houses? One guy was suggesting we dig a trench and lay pipe between all three buildings and run network cables for a wired system. Is that feasible? Yes, we have our own tractor and trenching equipment. What kind of pipe would shield and protect such a cable?

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Suggestions for Networking Nearby Houses?

If there is no obstructions between the two houses (trees, hills, etc.) then wireless would be the way to go. Just set up two directional antennas and point them at each other.

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Network : 2 houses
1 Normally functioning router connected to modem in house 1
1 router w/ DCHP disabled in house 2
1 line of sight transmitter that bridges from one house to another, think of it like a switch

Network works great, able to access a shared network drive painlessly from all computers.

Able to directly access the web based UI of printer located at house 2 from any computer on the network.

However, unable to add printer located in house 2 from computers in house 1, either by network location, or by shared printer via USB
you CAN see the printers when you go to network "Add printers" but everything always crashes on final add part of printer installation.

Any Ideas?

A:2 houses 1 network

So, these are both network printers with IP addresses? Some printers will not work across a network, if they're older units.

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Hi there,
I've got a house with thick stone walls and am trying to get some connectivity in my basement. I've given up on wifi signal reaching down there, so I bought a homeplug ethernet kit to get a connection from my wireless router which is upstairs to my desktop PC in the basement.

I just bought a nas which I'd like to connect in the basement though...

What's the best way to connect more than one ethernet device to the single ethernet output of the homeplug kit? I have a spare wireless access point running ddwrt but I'm worried about ip address clashes/issues with the main router. Should I just buy a switch instead?

would love any advice

thanks indeed


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Ok so I moved into a house beside my parents'. The network I set up at my dad's is a Linksys Wireless Router and the pcs are connected via other linksys wireless usb adapters.

In my house I am able to grab onto his wireless signal with just a usb adapter plugged into my pc. And my question is Should I just buy usb adapters for my pcs or is there a way to use another router over here to manage my connections (so i can hard wire this computer room for free instead of buying multiple usb adapters.)

I searched and read that routers can be connected in series by linking them together but can they be ran in series by just using their wireless signal and keep the IP addresses different? And set the main router up for DHCP and turn my routers DHCP off?
EDIT: Or can I hardwire my 2nd pc to the one connected to the internet and set it up for windows internet sharing? (Does windows even have internet connection share anymore?)

A:2 Houses/2 Routers? What are my options?

yea, i'm having the same dilemma, im trying to get wireless on my laptop and share it to a router through my laptop's lan port, and then connect 2 360's to that router. You definitely need to enable internet connection sharing on the main comp that u wanna share the connection. I'm just not sure how to assign the ip's of the router and 360's.

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My system is Windows XP. I have both the Seasons and Open for Business expansion packs and a lot of extra downloaded material for my Sims 2 game. Recently, I have not been able to get into the houses or community lots in my game. I will click on a house or lot and it just keeps loading without ever taking me into the lot/house- 20 minutes later and I have still not been loaded into the lot or house. I think maybe the problem could be some of the custom content that I have downloaded, as 3 of them show up with an ! mark next to them (like the icon I have for this message) when I click on "enable custom content", but I don't know for sure if this is the problem. Could it be anything else? How do I delete only those three custom content additions?

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My ex husband lives about 60 feet from his parents home. They have a modem and router. I know the router is Netgear. Not sure about modem. They use Windows 7 on a tower with a router for the printer I guess. When I visited my ex, I brought my windows 7 Toshiba laptop and it worked perfectly in the 2nd house after his father gave me the SSID code. It worked in the rooms in the other house closer to the parents house. So my ex asked me buy him a computer like mine. I got a Toshiba satellite (new model, non touch screen) but it has windows 8. He tried to give it to his dad for fathers day. The man is over 75 and doesn't believe a laptop is a computer, wanted no part of it. But my ex does want it. If his dad will turn on the router like he did for me, a Netgear, will the new Win 8 Toshiba even be compatible.

Ex is 57 and living in their 2nd house due to the economy and he doesn't want to press his dad to even keep the router on. His dad believes that the router has to be unplugged everytime there is a storm since he has had one computer fried by lightning( which I believe could have been avoided by disconnecting his computer not the modem and/or router}.

He is even afraid to approach Dad to test the new Win 8 computer, but he will since I told him he cannot put a 2nd modem in the 2nd house on the same phone line. Any advice would be wonderful. They live in rural Nevada. There are no computer stores to go to within 100 miles, and I don't want to buy him a router ... Read more

A:2 houses one phone line DSL windows 8

Not sure what all you are asking, so may not be giving complete answers.

A modem would work for your ex if and only if he subscribes to an ISP for internet access.

Windows 8 in general will be compatible with the router, but no guarantees. Windows 8 seems to struggle with WEP encryption even more than Vista and Windows 7 so that could be an issue. And some wireless adapters and some routers still struggle to communicate when WPA2 encryption is used. So, the Windows 8 PC should communicate with the router just as well as your laptop does, but no guarantees can be given.

If there is a problem with lightning, as there often is in rural areas, I advise unplugging the modem, router and computers (or have them on a good surge protector) and disconnect the modem from the phone line or cable service when lightning threatens.

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Hey all -- I'll try to be concise.

In the House, there is Spectrum internet which should be about 200 Mbps wired. There is a router and an access point. In the house there are several devices, both wired and wireless. Both types of connection approach 200 Mbps (for wireless, this is assuming you are within a reasonable radius of the AP). So far, so good.

But -- I live in the Apartment about 80-100 ft away, up a bit in elevation as well as on the second floor. There is something like a 10ft differential between our flat and the room in the House.

To get internet in our Apartment, I have an EnGenius ENH202 (which advertises speeds up to 300 Mbps) configured as an AP w/static IP blasting towards our window from the House. It is behind a window, so the signal must pass through two windows currently.

Internet access via EnGenius is both unstable and slow. I understand speeds will fall off, but I cannot get above 20 Mbps on any device and usually range from 7-13. As to stability, the internet drops out often, EnGenius disappears from list of WiFi network access points, etc. Interestingly, sometimes we can connect to the Spectrum 2G network more easily and reliably than EnGenius, though not always and not for long. EDIT: For example, the speed test just had EnGenius at 16 Mbps and Spectrum 2G at 33 (sudden, new high). I could handle the lower-than-advertised speeds (probably user error, I know), but the instability is killer.

- I am not particularly confident that I have... Read more

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Okay, here is the problem or situation. I have 13 buildings I need to get wireless access for, they are guest houses for people on holiday (vacation). They are all close by to each other, some joined on, they are 2 floors each. I don't know the mass area of the place, but imagine 13 small houses close by to each other in a sort of rectangle. Maybe 300 metres from office to furthest away building. Pure guess. The reception is where the main wireless BT Business Hub/router is. Sadly this isn't in the middle, and is one of the corners. Meaning access is cutting off those over the far end, especially those with only G rated equipment. Even N range only gets 1 bar on the opposite side of the same end, and I doubt there is any hope for the buildings at the other end of the rectangle.

So what is best to do to get total reception coverage ? I have tried 85mbps homeplugs, and they work up to a point, but cut off half way round. Making me think either the other half is on a separate power supply or too far away. I have thought about installing a wireless homeplug in every building, but that would cost close to 1000 for N rated wireless homeplugs. Also this doesn't help those on a different power supply. I just have to think of a way to wireless the whole place for G rated laptops (as most people still only have G rated modems in their laptops).

What should I do ? Any ideas ? I could dig a trench and put cables down underground, but then each house would need to be w... Read more

A:Advice on connecting up a block of houses with wireless

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I live in a little gated mews of six houses in London. Fortunately, my neighbours are all awesome and we get on really well.

Currently, we all have separate broadband, phone and TV packages arranged with various ISPs, but I think this is inefficient. My challenge is to find out if it would be possible for the six households to behave like a business and get a single shared broadband line that we could all connect to wirelessly. This should allow us to get a much higher bandwidth for a lower price. I am not worried about phone line or TV at this stage, as we can't really share them.

All six houses are in an L shape around a courtyard. The greatest distance between houses is about 20 metres.

If we were to collectively get something like Virgin Media's 100mb Fibre Broadband, (http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broadband/100mb.html) would it be possible to set up a powerful wifi router in one of the houses, or outside in a dedicated shelter, that all houses would be able to connect to without suffering range or signal strength problems?

If so, what router would you use? Would you set up wireless bridges in every house? And how would it be best secured?

Any other tips much appreciated!

A:Challenge: Set up shared wireless broadband for 6 houses

Contact one or more ISPs and see if they offer a service (probably business class) for that type of setup. If they offer that service they probably also have support for getting started.

If you do get a service like that and need more help from us please include a link to the ISP's terms of service.

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As the title states, I am want to set up a single ADSL connection, using 1 router across 6 apartments. The apartments are 2 floors and from the top they look like this

The Router is on Apartment 1.

Between apartment 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 is a normal cement wall.

Between 3 and 4 is Cement and stone, so are the outside walls of each house.

I was thinking of doing it simple and using 3-4 range extenders such as the Linksys RE1000. From what i searched on the internet, and what the documentation states, the signal will get bottle-necked for the last house due to the RE1000 giving half of the bandwidth.

Quote from Linksys FAQ:
7. Can I add more than one RE1000 to my existing wireless network?

Yes. But since the RE1000 only gets half of the wireless signal from your main router or access point, adding multiple range extenders can provide you with even lower signal, thus, giving lesser bandwidth to your wireless computers or devices that you are going to connect to these additional extenders.Click to expand...

So, what would be an optimal solution to this? Should I go ahead and install the RE1000's? Is there something better that i can do?

A:Setting up a single Wireless network across a number of houses.

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I love playing on-line Pogo Monopoly. What I need to know is once I have a Monopoly, what do I need to click on to build houses? How do I buy houses? I know you can only build an even number of houses, but how do I get houses onto the board?


A:Buyng Houses in Pogo Monopoly (Regular version)

Pogo Monopoly Help - http://www.pogo.com/games/monopoly#howToPlay

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We're Setting up wi-fi to support two 3 story houses side-by-side.

I want to do this we'll, but as economically as possible.

Right now I have the strongest 700mw Amped Wireless router on the upper floor of one of the houses. The best we can do is 3 bars in some areas next door, and no or low signal in the weaker areas.

I've read about using a second residential router on an ethernet cable as an access point in the second house.
I've read some about the Ubiquity Bullet devices.
I've tried various extenders over the years with limited success. For me, they've been temperamental and often have to be reset.

Can anyone make some suggestions? If it's with the Bullet, what parts would I need and do you know the approx prices?

Tips appreciated.

A:Setting up wi-fi to support two 3 story houses side-by-side

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Hey, im new to this site but...
Every time I try to move a Sim into a house, the music starts to skip and it freezes and/or crashes. It can't be any of my computer specs because I've been running the Sims 2 since the first one came out and the crashes have been occurring recently. Any help or explanation to this problem would be awesome. I've also just found out that it only happens when I try to move a Sim into a downloaded lot. The only site that I download anything from is www.thesimsresource.com and as far I know it is a safe site. Again, anyone who can help or tell me what the problem may be, please reply.

A:sims 2 crashes when i move sims into houses


I would start by looking at this thread, it has a wealth of information:




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

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

Everytime i open this Network Properties i get this message

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

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

Help please, i dont want to reinstall system.

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


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I know I am getting on everyone's nerves with all of these posts, but this is my only way to get things resolved.

Safe Mode with Networking: Networking doesn't work.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

A:Networking doesnt work when using Safe Mode with Networking

Originally Posted by Jesse Williams

I know I am getting on everyone's nerves with all of these posts, but this is my only way to get things resolved.

Safe Mode with Networking: Networking doesn't work.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

Guess a question first would be what issues are you having that you need to do this ?

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I am trying to network 2 computers, for a Friend of mine. but when i try to set up the network via the Win XP networking wizard, it says the the networking cards are not plugged in. I am just running an Ethernet cable from one to another, I was told i didn't need a router (?) one computer is a new dell, with a built in card, and the other is an older dell approx 3 years. with built in card. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:xp networking wizard is sayin that my networking cards are not plugged in?

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Ok, just upgraded to Windows 10 this week and been bashing my head bloody for two days on networking issues. What on the green Earth are my networking credentials in Win10? I have a Microsoft account I'm logging into Win10 pc with (which I hate but besides the point), everything is asking me for credentials, and I put in the email address and password I log into Windows with and it doesn't work. I have a network with a workgroup and homegroup set up, and my Win7 pc and Win8 pc have no problems talking to each other but My Win10 can't access the win7 pc, though it accesses the Win8 pc just fine. I also can't access a WDMyCloud on my network, it keeps asking me for Windows credentials and nothing I put in works, it does not like the email address/pass I use to log in to Windows 10 either. I'm literally stumped. Can someone help me out?

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Recently when my satellite internet ceased to work for over 30 hours I contacted my ISP Hughesnet. After doing the usual dumb routine that other satellite internet users probably know, he concluded that my internet was not working because I did not have my IP address set to obtain automatically. I have been using this internet for two months and this has never caused an issue before. Even though after arguing with him and changing it to make him happy it came on about 75 seconds later, I refuse to believe that was my true issue. So I was wondering if anyone with a lot of networking knowledge could verify that this was indeed the problem. I would like to change it back because I had set my own IP address for a reason.

Edit: The thing that makes it even harder to believe him is that I had my modem hooked directly to the computer when I called, and he had me run ipconfig and insisted that I was connected to a router. He said that whatever it is that he asked for in this information had indicated I WAS connected to a router. I was not. I was seriously connected directly to my modem. We argued about it for at least 5 minutes.

A:ISP/Networking Issue (Anyone with expert networking knowledge?)

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I might need to setup a network between a Mac and a PC for someone. As far as I can know there are two software packages to give full network functionality on all machines. PC MacLan and DAVE. Does anyone have any advice on which one to choose? What are the significant differences between them (besides which computer they are installed on)?


A:{Moved to Networking} Crossplatform networking

By the originator's request, I'm going to move this to the NT/Networking forum. I hope it gets more replies there!

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

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

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

After trying many, many things:

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

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

Thanks !

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

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having trouble networking over a dsl modem router. I cant see either computer. I am using a netopia modem/router with an onboard 4port and a single wirless 802.11b transmitter. One system is running xp and the other is running 98se. This is my first attempt with a network thru xp. I have tried to disable the net security with xp and I have both setup with the same work group. If I could get some direction withthis it would be great.

A:networking over a modem/routerhaving trouble networking over a dsl modem router

bump...I am still trying to get this network up. I did get a message that another computer on the network had the same name. I can't see the 98 box on the xp or the xp box on the 98??????????????????????????????????????

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I am having trouble networking over a dsl modem router. I cant see either computer. I am using a netopia modem/router with an onboard 4port and a single wirless 802.11b transmitter. One system is running xp and the other is running 98se. This is my first attempt with a network thru xp. I have tried to disable the net security with xp and I have both setup with the same work group. If I could get some direction withthis it would be great....

Ok, I can now see the 98se computer on the XP but cant access it. I have tried sharing but this does not work.

A:networking over a modem/routerhaving trouble networking over a dsl modem router

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we are running a peer to peer network (no servers) using tcp/ip protocol, machines involved running win 98, 95, wfwg, some users are not visible, while some are visible but not accessible. all machines are using the same subnet with no duplicate ip addresses, any ideas?

A:{Moved to Networking} peer to peer networking

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I'm connecting two computers together. Mine is the Host and am connecting to Cable Modem. I have had these two puters connected before, but when the cable company made an upgrade to their internet system suddenly I was unable to connect my second PC. The message that I get when I hard boot is first, Icon on task bar with the horrible Red X's over PC icons, and a msg stating that a cable is not connected. I went and bought new Cat 5 Ethernet cables reconnected and am still getting this same msg. My puter runs XP Home Edition and the other is Win98. My other puter is ancient. In fact it's a 400mhz! Would this be the problem. Additionally, I am using a Router..not wireless. Help~~~Simplicity50

A:Networking 2 PCs

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Hello, I hope i can explain this correctly! I have a new windowsXP and on my taskbar there is an icon that looks like 2 Computers and there is an X (in front of them)Now when i put my pointer on them (mouse) a sign comes up and says LOCAL AREA CONNECTION,A NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED. So i went to control panel and double clicked on Network connections and there were 3 items in there and the first said= AOL DISCONNECTED LUCENT WINDOW MODEM and the Second said= LOCAL AREA CONNECTION 3 ENABLED WAN NETWORK DRIVER and the Third said= LOCAL AREA CONNECTION NETWORK CABLE UNPLUGGED,REALTEK RTL8139 FAMILY PCIF... My Question is should the one that says UNPLUGGED(and it says the same thing with the pointer on my taskbar, BE PLUGGED IN??? I keep thinking since it has that X in front of it that it should not have it(X) there! Are these things ALL correctly (on or off) Please let me know and if you don't understand i will try to rephrase it. Thank you TOM

A:Networking set up?

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Hey guys,

I have a problem :S I have a modem/router in my kitchen and id like to use the wireless in my room for Xbox and my laptop. The problem is that the connection signal is always very bad and drops out a lot. My router is a Netcomm NB9Wmaxxn and is located in a knee high cupboard about 20 metres from my room (there are 3 walls between the router and my room). I have a telephone connection in my room and an old belkin f5d8236 router which i can also use.

Can you please suggest what you think the best way to make the connection more reasonable in this situation . I am down for anything like buying equipment, adjusting settings ect. I have tried a few things but nothing has really worked so far. Thanks for any suggestions

A:Need Networking Help!

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Need help!! Trying to put 2 PCs on one LAN conection. In the Netherlands with a not so hot server but it's all I got

A:Networking 2 PCs into one LAN

Going to have to give some more information on the 2 computers and server. What operating systems, Do you have ethernet cards already installed on the computers?

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I got a new epson Printer/Scanner/Copier and I am trying to make it accessible for two computers at home. I have DSL with qwest and one computer plugs into the modem/router through ethernet and one through wireless. The ME machine is hooked up wireless. The XP is hooked up through ethernet.

I could ping the computer's local IP before but I ran the networking wizard in XP and on the ME machine. Now I can't ping the Ip's from either computer.

Any ideas?? There is somewhere on ME that has to do with NT login under the network stuff is there something I need to change?

A:Networking ME and XP

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We have a motor home and are leaving for three weeks of vacation. I have a Roku player and would like to use it to download movies from Netflixs while on vacation. The RV park we're staying at provides internet service through an off site company. As I understand things, in order to use the Roku Player I need to do something like setting up a proxy server or something like that. While I am computer literate, when it comes to networking I'm a total dope. Can someone tell me in lay terms steps/instructions the steps I need to go through in order to be able to set things up so I can use the Roku?

Thanks in advance.

A:Need Networking Help

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Hey everyone. I am on a PC and my roomate is on a Mac. We both connect through a router for our internet connection. I want to get files off of his computer onto mine. To be more specific, I want to get his 8000+ songs onto my computer. Because there is so much music, about 90 Gigs, any type of USB storage device of CD's are out of the question for the transfer so I am trying to get them to talk to each other so I can simply transfer them over my network. Can this be done? And how? Thanks for your input.

I am Windows XP Professional and my roomate is OSX.

A:Mac to PC networking

That's a good question.


Hope this helps. Let me know if it worked.

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i'm kinda new to this networking stuff,but i want to network two pc's with win me so i can get adsl to work on both.
i have a d-link dsl 200 adsl modem(usb) and i'm thinking of getting a 4 port router
is this all the hardware i need?
and what software do i need?

thanx for any help

A:networking help

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i have 2 comp wired to the net through adelphia cable modem terayon tj715xthrough a network hub i have the terayon on the uplink xp on1 and 98 on 2 port xp works 98 dont conect to net it cant find internet conection i dont know how to get it working what am i missing please help

A:networking win xp to win 98

You most likely need a broadband router to connect two computers and share Internet with your cable modem. Most cable ISP's only allow one IP address, and that's being used by the working system.

If you look around, there is currently a rebate deal on the GigaFast 4 port broadband router that brings the price after rebate to less than $10.

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I have a win98 desktop and w2k laptop both with ethernet cards. Just bought a 3com tp4 hub to connect both to the internet via cable modem...which is successful. I now want to network both machines and a printer via the hub...initial tries unsuccessful...any ideas? do i need additional hardware/software?

A:networking through hub

You said you were successful getting both machines to share the Internet connection, correct? You just can't share files and printers?
Make sure you have File and Print sharing installed on each PC and that you have directories/printers shared.
Make sure both computers are in the same Workgroup and, just to make things easier, install Netbeui on each.

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A friend just called to ask me how to "undo" a network on her computer. What happened is their son linked the 2 computers together on a dial up line & networked them. They didn't like it and took the cable apart but did nothing else. Now everytime she goes to turn her computer off it pops up a message stating something to the effect that other computers are on the line etc. I'm not at all familiar with networking, so didn't know what to tell her about getting it back to the original state. Thanks for any help. I'll go over and do it for her if I know what to do.
Also this same friend is getting all kind of crazy stuff happening sudenly on the computer. When it boots up it goes into Windows XP Home and then immediately jumps to the control panel screen & then back to the windows xp screen. She says it has become extremely slow and takes "forever" to get to windows. She said she had defragged it yesterday and it said it didn't need it but ran 1 hr anyway. Would any of this have to do with the network problem?


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hi im just new here and im a newbie with computers i just want to ask ,this is my situation, ihave two computers vista home basic 32 bit and widow 7 ultimate 64 bit i have two dsl line two isp provider and a switch ... i just want to know if i can get the two pc to link together(network) sorry for my bad english
i tried to put the two pc my connecting all the cable to the switch only one has the internet access

thank you

A:help with networking

There are two options that i can see here.
1. Use an expensive router that can aggregate the two providers somewhow http://www.draytek.co.uk/products/vigor2820.html
2. Buy 2 network cards one each for each computer and
a) can use a patch cord (cat5-6) between `em or connect each one to the switch
b) wireless cards (or sticks) assuming that your switch is wireless capable.

As a direct answer to your question, your switch doesn`t know how to handle 2 internet connections and you need to disconnect one from the switch and both computers will start talkin` to each other (after you restrted `em).

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Hi I have two machines, one very old running Windows 7 32 bit and a more modern laptop running Windows 7 64 bit.

I wanted someone to just confirm if it is not possible to network the two machines together.

I tried to use Windows Easy transfer but it said its not possible as one is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit

Sas Parmar.

A:Networking 32 bit and 64 bit

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I just bought a new laptop with windows Vista with windows mail, and my other desktop computer runs Windows XP with outlook express. My question is can I get my e-mail set to both computers with the same e-mail address? right now I can get it to only come to the laptop. Thanks


Normally email doesn't come to your computer by itself. You have to download it from the mail server using an email client. If you leave an email message on the server (if your email provider allows this) you can then access it from another computer. If you delete it from the server when downloading, it is no longer available on the server.

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I have two Windows 7 computers hooked up through LAN. My computer in my room is hooked through a cat5 patch cable to my computer in the living room from which it receives internet from. Now the computer in my room works fine in detecting the network and internet and such. But the one in my living room detects the computer in my room as unrecognized. I'm still able to share files and detect each others computers, and even play music from each others computer, but when it comes to playing games through LAN it doesn't work because it cant identify the computer in my room. I receive internet through a wireless card on my 2nd computer in which I'm sharing with the computer I have in my room.

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Can a cable-connected desktop running Window XP be networked with a wireless laptop running Windows 7?
If so, how? I have tried running the wizard on my desktop, but it keeps running into a snag of somesort.

I figure it's something I'm doing wrong.



A:Networking -- Have tried everything

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I need help connecting my laptop and home pc.


I have moved your thread to the networking forum for better results.
You are very economical in telling us your problem. So, we cannot offer much help until you tell us what you have tried.
Are you connected by Wired or Wirelessly?
Are your trying to network your laptop and desktop pc together?
Do you share your internet with both computers through a router?
Do both computers have internet connection?
do you have Network Discovery turned on?
Did you Go into Control Panel/Network and Sharing and create a new network?

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hello i have a computer that has a B wireless card and i have a B router that can be enabled to be a access point. I will get me the Netgear 802.11g Wireless Router Model: WGR614. i will get this so i can transfer files faster ( 3-4gb usually). i know that if i connect a B on a G network the network will slow ALL of the network to B. if i have the B router to be a access point and to link to the G router, could i have the two G computers connect to the G router and the B card connect to the B router without having the whole network to be slowed down to B. What do you think?

A:B and G networking

You should be able to do that I would think (I myself have never tried that). I personally would run them on seperate channels though and as well test all network speeds before and after the introduction of the B equipment to ensure it works as you hope.

I say give it a try you don'[t have much to lose.

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how long does it take for a beginner to learn networking?Is there anyone who can help me by giving some tutorials on networking?Please help me if you have any any information.thank you in advance.


How long is a road? If you can answer that question, I can answer yours.

Seriously, you are posing a question that is impossible to answer. Nobody knows what your background is, or your aptitude for the topic.

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I'm not sure if I'm in the right forum for this, I've got a windows 98 networking question and all I saw in the other forums was for win 2000. Anyway, I've got two PC's, each with a network card installed. They are both linked through a hub, is there any place you know of that can give me step by step instructions on how to set up a home network? Do I need to buy anything else for them?



What you already have should be all you need, unless you want to have internet access shared on both machines at the same time. Then you'd need proxy software and an additional NIC. I won't get into details here... just take a look at the site... great resource.

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