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Creating a LAN network at work

Q: Creating a LAN network at work

Hi, there so I'm helping out at a small company and am creating a LAN network, already completing some of the cablings and have learned all that. We ordered everything that a networking company suggested and I've got my head around most of it but included was a 24 port cat5e patch panel for 19" rack enclosure. We also ordered a Switch and I'm unsure how to wire from the switch to these patch panels, the switch itself has 24 ports but from what I can see the panel requires 24 cables to be wired into it for the panel to even be used.

I apologize if the explanation is bad or wrongly worded, I am a novice at this and am learning on the job so to speak. Any and all help would be welcome

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I need to start by saying I only have a patchy knowledge of networking.

I have been involved in the Networking of a museum with a set of "Show" computers which display video, and for this reason cannot have anti virus installed becuase of the performace hit, and also the risk of pop-ups on the videos. They do however need to be connected to the internet as some are interactive and allow people to send simple emails, and they all need to allow remote support when things go wrong.

It seems the networking was not thought out very well initially, and there is a single wireless router which serves the staff and public on a secured wireless network, but also serves the "Show" machines via a wired connection from one of its ports, which then connects to a master switch which serves the show machines.

Now the wired and wireless is on the same network, and everything shares the same IP subnet (192.168.1.xxx), and this is not a good situation in terms of the securuty of the show machines on the wired network. So I need to work out a way to totally separate the wireless network (which will be very prone to people opening viruses in their emails etc), from the wired network (which will be the show machines which wont be touched by anyone).

I want to achieve this in the simplest and easiest way, and have been reading about the possibility of setting up a second wired router behind the current wireless one, with a different subnet IP address, to which the &q... Read more

A:Creating a secure wired network alongside a wireless network

That's the standard way to protect one set of machines from another, while allowing all to use the same internet access. The reason it works is the NAT layer on the second router--it protects its LAN from the other machines the same way it protects from the big scary internet.

If you are using Windows on the "show" machines try Microsoft Security Essentials. It should not adversely impact performance.

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I'm building a subscription wifi network for our area.

Cisco Aironet 1550 series: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5679/ps11451/data_sheet_c78-641373.html
Proxim Orinocor series: http://www.proxim.com/products/enterprise-wireless-lan-wi-fi-mesh/orinocor-wi-fi-mesh-series

The Proxim seems like the better product, and sells for a bit less.

Will I need to purchase anything else besides several of these for the network? I'm assuming the 'home' router connects to a PC (or the PC via the gateway address) for managing the network.

Thanks allot for your insight.

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Hi, I'm writing a .bat file to run certain programs upon a click. This includes Skype, but I can't seem to get it to work.

The file path is C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe but writing start "C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone" Skype.exe doesn't work. A window pops up saying it can't find Skype.exe but I've checked the path and it's correct.

Any help is greatly appreciated? Thanks.

A:creating a .bat file for skype doesnt work?

try this: (remove the quotes, i just added them so you could see the two different commands)

"cd C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone"

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(Hope I've placed this in the correct Forum- it was either here in "Networking" or "Hardware"- if thread belongs elsewhere, would appreciate a suggestion as to where- thanks)

Installed new Netgear FA-312 Nic in a Dell Dimension as part of a DSL connection.. After physical installation of the card, PC booted-up and following error message received...."RESOURCE CONFLICT PCI NETWORK CONTROLLER".....including......"BUS:00....DEVICE:0E....FUNCTION:00".

Went ahead and entered sytem to desktop. PnP DID recognize the card but I elected not to do installation given error message received @ boot-up. Went into "System Information" to "conflicts" and "Problem Devices". The same conflict was noted as follows...."Device - IRQ HOLDER FOR PCI STEERING...

I've never had an occasion to correct a problem in this area and I'm totally out of my element here and don't have a clue what to do- would appreciate any and all help!

Many thanks in advance-

A:New Network Card creating "Resource Conflict" (PCI Network Controller)


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i share internet through a wireless connection, i want to create a network between the computers that share the connection...we all have windows xp, but the windows network never seems to work right? is there any alternatives? easier way to do things?

A:creating a network

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I am using an apple macbook laptop using the mac OS X opperating system and wish to set up a new network using the same router as my 'rents use for their network. Anyway, I need to know if it is possible to have two networks from the same internet connection and router? If so, how do I do it? and i am not the most computer savvy person, so go easy on the technical stuff if you can...if not, no biggie, i will figure it out! THANK YOU!

A:need help creating a network

If your parents control the router that's their prerogative.

We can't help you bypass parental or admin restrictions.

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I am a total dunce when it comes to networking -- it's just something I've always had trouble with, though I'm pretty good with most other aspects of computers....

My question/dilemma/goal is this:

I have a DSL service (Bellsouth - Extreme) and a DirecTV HD-DVR. I want to be able to connect the DVR to the internet for OnDemand service. If I understand properly I can accomplish this with my DSL modem. The problem is the modem I have (Westell) only has the 1 ethernet port. Can I manually switch this to use it with the DVR? can I use an ethernet switch and connect both that way? or do I have to get a new DSL modem/router that has existing additional ports built in?
I saw that there is another option called a powerline connection, but wouldn't I still have the same circumstance with the actual modem/router connection?

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Hi ,

I have 5 pc and i want to connect them so i can transfer files and print things whith my Lexmark1200,i would like also internet for these five pc .How can i connect them ,what tools&hardware do i need .
So i have:
5 PC
1 Printer

What do i need else?

A:Creating a Network

I'm guessing you want Internet all around, so you need a broadband router. Since most SOHO routers have four ports, you'll probably also need a plain Ethernet switch to expand the ports to handle more than four connected devices.

If the printer is a USB only printer, you can connect it to one of the systems and share it, or add a network print server that will support it directly for all machines.

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ok i have 2 computers that both have wireless one a Belkin pci card and the other a usb linksys wireless network adapter, id like to get the computers to recognize each other but not lose connection to the main router is this possible?

A:creating a network

This is print/file sharing(PFS). Once ALL systems have internet access AND
each one can ping the other (run->cmd /k ping $others-ip-address),
then it's a matter of seting up PFS.

Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own.

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im very good with computers in all areas except for networking, so this is where i need your help. we have two computers in our house. one that runs windows 95 and the other that runs windows 98. the 98 came preinstalled with a networking card and i installed the 95's networking card. is there any way that i can connect these two computers together via a network without using some sort of central hub that i commonly see used in networks? what i mean is can i take a networking cable (please specify which one i should use) and plug the two together to establish a network? are there any system requirements of each system to do this? what about software? any help is very much appreciated. thanks.

A:help creating a network

You just need a cat5 crossover cable to connect the nics directly.

Here is a guide for installing the protocals

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Hello, i just needed some advice from an experienced person.
In my home, we have 1 pc and a laptop. My laptop is always in a different room than the pc.

Were about to get dsl, and I've never actually set this stuff up myself. Its funny cause this is what i want to do with my life. But i only just started school. I only just started my first networking class. Soooo.

What would be the best way to get my laptop the dsl we are getting. In one room we will have the modem and the pc connected Im assuming its a ethernet modem not a usb. I think the best way to have my laptop share this would be a wireless router, but I am curious about how much speed you lose using wireless connection instead of a direct connection. Would it really be noticable?

Running wires wouldnt be that horrible since im in the next room. I would just really like to get the most out of the dsl. Any suggestions? would i really see a difference in speed wirelessly from the next room? Call me greedy but i want what its capable of

Its always good to get a little input first before going out buying the equipment. Thanks

A:need advice on creating a network

If you don't yet know what modem, or modem/router, or modem/wireless router you will get with the DSL service (if you are going to use theirs) you best not buy until you know exactly what you are dealing with.

With wireless your actual data transfer maxes out at about half the nominal rate. So for 802.11g 54Mbps you'll actually get no more than ~27Mbps. If you are going to be copying large files between PCs you may want to use ethernet for that. Doubt that you'll get a DSL connection with anywhere near a bandwidth that will be restricted by Wi-Fi.

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Alrighty, I have a D-Link WBR-2310 router, which 4 computers, and 2 gaming consoles connect to. They can connect to the internet just fine, but have no way of interacting with each other.

I'd like to have a system going on here, that makes it so you can print from a printer connected to another computer, access that computer's files, etc. just through the network, but have no idea how I'd go about doing it. I've looked online, but have no idea what to start looking for.

Ideally, I'd like to have a system going on where all computer share the same domain, or workgroup (Whichever its called)

3 computers are running XP Home edition, and mine is XP Professional edition.

Sadly, I'm the router's admin as I know most about the stuff, the getting people connected to the internet and whatnot, but I'd really like to have a real network going on here.

Any ideas?


A:Creating a home network

The reason that they cannot 'see' each other is probably because they are not signing on to the same network.
To do this, go to Control Panel, System and select the Computer name tag. change the workgroup name to whatever you like as long as it is the same on all machines. Reboot them all as prompted and it should work.
You then need to share the resource on each machine that you want the other PCs to access - printers and folders. Then you can access them from the other machines and install printers or map drives as you need.

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I have a HP Officejet Pro L7680 printer that a ethernet capabilities. I am
able to print wirelessly without any problems. It has a scan feature that
allows me to send scanned items to a network folder. When I go to My Network
Places in Windows Explorer on my Dell Inspirion laptop running Windows XP SP2 I see my network workgroup name. When I click on it I receive the following error:
"you might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the
administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions"

My intention is to create a folder on that network so that the HP printer
knows where to store my scanned images. Please let me know if this is not

Other than checking my firewall settings is there anything else I need to
check so I can open my network workgroup without any issues?

Currently the laptop is not networked to any other computers.

Thank you for looking.

A:Creating a folder on a network

"Other than checking my firewall settings is there anything else I need to
check so I can open my network workgroup without any issues?"

In your connection properties (Network Connections - right click on your connection - Properties) 'Client for Microsoft Networks' needs to be installed and probably 'File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks' also needs to be installed.

Make sure the following services are running (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services). The Startup Type on my machine is 'Automatic' except for the one indicated.

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Location Awareness (Startup Type 'Manual')
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

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I need help creating a home network. I have made a basic diagram of what I'd like, if it's possible.. I'm confused on what equipment to use, and if it will even work.

I have a Gateway 2Wire modem connected to the internet in Room 1. I have a computer running Windows Vista connected to that modem via ethernet cable, and I can connect my MacBook (Os X Leopard), iPod, and iPhone 4s to it wirelessly also.

In Room 2 I have an Xbox 360, Dish Network receiver, and a Philips Blu-Ray player that I would like to connect to the internet via ethernet cables.

The problem is that there is a long distance between Room 1 and Room 2, since Room 1 is in the first floor and Room 2 in the second floor. So running ethernet cables will be a pain!

Anyone know how i can make it work so that I can have the modem connect to another device wirelessly that will provide several ethernet ports?! (As picture shows)

A:Creating a Home Network

thats the setup I have and I'm using a wireless range extender
the model i have has been superseded Edimax EW-7209APg
It looks like this is a replacement - although I have not used personally


I have a linksys WAG320N which is on floor 1 and has wireless and Printer / desktop USB Media Server connected
and then the wireless extender on ground floor with a TV/Bluray/PVR/PS3 all connected by ethernet to the wireless extender

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Hello all,
I'm currently helping someone setup a network between two computers (one Windows XP Home and one Windows ME) using a very cheap Kingston hub. The XP computer accesses the Internet through a dial-up connection. I'm trying to a) help them share files with each other, b) help them share a printer (connected to the Windows ME machine), and c) allow Windows ME to access the dial-up connection through the Windows XP machine.

Here's what I've done so far: I physically connected the two computers using 2 ethernet cables and the hub. I've enabled sharing on both computers, set the files that need to be shared, and added the TCP/IP protocol to both NICS in the LAN properties. I'm not sure what other protocols need to be running on the Windows ME machine for this to work (if there needs to be more)

I've run the network wizard on both machines, specifying the type of network and establishing a common domain name (MSHOME). I've run the network wizard on both computers because from the Windows XP machine, I'm unable to create a network disk for the Windows ME machine (the XP machine doesn't have a floppy disk drive) AND because of that, I can't use the Windows ME network disk either. So I just ran the wizard for both machines and said that it doesn't have to create a network disk.

I'm not sure what the TCP/IP configuration needs to be. Because I'm using a hub, I don't need a default gateway, correct... Read more

A:Creating a network using a standard hub

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Hello, I'm new to these forums. Me and my friends have in mind a small project that we wish to bring to terms but we're having a bit of trouble with it. We hope some of you can give us advice and help on the matter.

What we want to do:

Being game enthusiasts, we want to create a wireless network so that we can play lan games from the comfort of our home. Our ISPs have placed caps on some of our internet connections preventing us from downloading/uploading too much and hence, we would like to set up this wireless network to make it work.


Well, we originally thought about setting up a wifi router but the problem with it is that we all live at a 300m radius from where the router could be placed. Wifi wouldn't allow us to get past 100m outdoors or so we've been led to believe.

We lack the information on how to boost the range or an alternative for a wireless network.


well, we were hoping you could help us out on this one.

A:Creating a Wireless network

theres a few things you could try,
1st thing i would have really done though would have been to buy a long range signal router that gave roughly 500m range of wi-fi signal.

However you could still do this OR

for starters make sure you have your router in a decent position in the house with minimal interfierance. e.g. out of the way of cordless phones, brick or plaster walls, and definately micorwaves.
This will let your signal go a little further

You should be able to buy replacement antenna's for your router depending on the type of router it is, in order to boost your range. Replacements can be quite easy to find, especially online and extremely easy to replace

Alternitively you could add a bi-directional signal amplifier. otherwise known as a two way signal booster, attaches to router where antenna normally attaches.

Last but not least you could get yourselves a wi-fi repeater. Generally its a strategically placed range expander. Place it within range of original router and it expands the range sending data from that little bit further out back and forth from the router.

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I am currently studying for the Windows XP 70-270 exam. As such I want to build a 2 computer home network so that I can use it to do with as I please.

This is what I'm looking at:

Computer 1 will run Server 2003. This will enable me to immediately begin my studies for the 70-290(2k3 server exam) immediately afterwords and also can assist with my studies for 70-270. I have Server 2003 installed and running on this computer.

Computer 2 will run Windows XP Pro. I have it installed and running.

These computers will not connect to the internet so I don't need to worry about that. To that end I have a Linksys 5 port switch to connect them to each other. As well, I also have a 4 port KVM so these computer will be using the same keyboard, mouse and monitor.

My problem is that I'm having trouble getting the two computers to see each other.

I have set up the Server as a DHCP server. According to the DHCP Server status, it is active. I have it assigned to a scope ranging from to .

However the IP Address of the server computer is 169.254.x.x obviously this is APIPA kicking in. The same holds true on the Client PC. I went throught the wizard for DHCP and am pretty sure I set it up all right. But I am obviously overlooking something.

Also, I plan on making the server computer a domain. I've turned it into a PDC called:

And for that I think I will need to set up the Server as a DNS server as well for this to work. Onc... Read more

A:Creating a tiny network: need help

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First of all let me apologize for my ignorance with computers. I would like to be able to create a network notepad if you will to communicate more effectively and professionally with other employees. How can i do this. I have XP professional and we share two computers between eight people. My goal is to leave notes for other employees that they can read and initial or sign that they have read the note. I also don't want coworkers to have the ability to change someone else's note. Can you please help? I know this should be an easy thing to set up but then again, I'm ignorant. kniels

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ok i wanna learn how to create a domain for my home network. i know i can create a workgroup and all that good stuff but i want a domain so i can control file access, permissons and eveything else...

this is what i know i need

Windows Server Ed.
All Comps running Xp pro
a computer that is always on to be the domain authenticator
this is my problem. when i try to install Server ed 2003 on my win xp pro computer it says it cannot be upgraded from xp. what should i do?

if someone could help me install server ed 2003 i would be very grateful.

A:Creating a network Domain with win xp

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Sorry if this is the wrong place to be asking this, but how can I create a network drive that multiple things can connect to? Right now, I have file and media sharing turned on with the laptop as where the files are stored, but I can't access them on other devices if it's in sleep mode. Is there a way to create a drive that will stay active even when the laptop isn't? No new hardware would be appreciated, budget's kind of tight right now.

Also, I know next to nothing about networking. I'm happy to have my Xbox 360 play music and videos from my laptop.

A:Creating a network drive?

If a computer is in sleep mode than the hard drive isn't running and the computer isn't access the network so no it can't be accessed by other systems while it is asleep you can however get an external drive designed for network access. As for file sharing please see this tutorial.

File Sharing - Turn On or Off

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There are various was to get connected to the Internet. The folks at Dslreports have
created a site which shows you graphically what each network looks like
and the cabling necessary for each.
see various topologies here

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I want to create a network between 3 computers that I have in my house:
-1 Laptop
-2 PCs
Laptop and one of the PCs is connected to internet by wireless connection
Other Computer is like a main PC that transforms a signal to other two
so how could I make a simple shearing network that I could use 1 printer by all 3 computers.

A:[Help] Creating a Network Between Computers

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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Hello all,

I am new to the forum and I want to thank you all for taking the time to read this and for any help you may be able to provide. I consider myself fairly computer savvy, but I will be the first to admit, I know little about creating networks. I will provide the most details I can and see where this goes.

I am in need of creating a small business network for 4 computers and 3 printers. All systems are running some form of Windows 7. We have specific software that we are required to use to operate our business, and in need of using this software on at least 2, but ideally 3 of the computers that will be connected to this network. The internet source is cable internet from our local cable provider, CassComm. The internet CAT6 ethernet cable comes into the building and goes into a Netgear N300 Wifi Router. It then splits two two different computers, but I will be adding two additional computers to it soon, along with an iPad. All connections, with the exception of the iPad, will be wired connections. I already have the cables in place and have a Netgear switch on the way from Amazon.com. Again, excuse my lack of knowledge, but I assume I need to make one of these computers a "server". The newest computer is the one I would like to be the server and to store the database that this software requires. The software we are running is Martech Systems WinFair Management. Their website address is Blue Ribbon Software According to their instructions... Read more

A:Need help creating TCP/IP Network with Windows 7

If you have a router then you likely are already using a tcp/ip network because that is the default. As for setting up specialized software you should work with their tech support.

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i have my main laptop connected to the internet via my router, i also have other wireless pcs in my household which connect to the same router

how can i link the computers together as one of the computers has a printer which i wish to print on


A:creating a home network help?

What operating systems are we using ?

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I just did a clean install of a W7 ultimate pc and have been trying for hours to set up a network with a W8.1 laptop.

This was working before the clean install but I can't remember how do do it.

I do not have a router and am using a 'functioning' twisted Ethernet cable.

The W8.1 laptop is connected to the Internet via a Vodafone stick/pen

I am NOT trying to put the pc online right now.

Any instructions on how to do this would be much appreciated.

The Ethernet connection is showing as 'unidentified' right now.



A:Creating a W7 W8.1 Ethernet Network

Google is your friend.

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Just like we connect two PCs using Ethernet port, I want to connect two PCs over WIFI. I am not talking about homegroup just to share files or folders. I want to share the whole computer and I will be using IP command to access connected computer <\\ip address>.

Is the solution adhoc network?
What are the security requirements to create such a connection?

A:Creating network over WIFI

Yes it's basically AdHoc or a hosted wireless network. You can set one up manually or use the connectify software which is easier to set up and can be made to connect on start up rather than setting it up manually each time.

The Internet, Faster - Connectify Hotspot and Dispatch

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Use Wireless Hosted Networking to Share An Internet Connection Wirelessly | FAQ/Tip content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows

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I would like to network 2 to 4 computers. All are running WinXp except for one. It will be running Win2k. Is it possible to network two computers that are running two different operating systems?

I have setup a network before but do not remember the details nor if it actually worked very well.

Once the computers are networked, can anything on any of the computers be shared?

Finally, where do I start?

Thank you for all your help.

A:creating a small network

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I'm planning on making a small home network, and need some advice.

I am on a 2mbps Cable Connection in the UK, with a Cable Modem.

I am hoping to set up a small LAN between 2 computers. I have a budget of no more than 50.

I will need a router, a 3m cable for pc 1, and a 10m cable for PC 2.

Can anyone suggest where i can get this for prices under 50, shipping to the UK, and accepting Visa Electron or Paypal (maybe mastercard, but hopefully not) ?

Thanks in advance

A:Advice on Creating a Network

I am assuming that you are on NTL or telewest, with their standard cable modem which has the RJ45 connection?

If so, then you should be able to use dsl/cable router which works out at about 32, it comes with a 3m patch cable, so all you will need then is a ten metre patch cable, and the necessary Network cards, if not already installed

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Hi, i would like to hook up both my PC (with Home XP) and my mac laptop (Mac OS X Panther) together on a network, i have tried to do this before, but i failed at it, i have a Linksys router, but i dont think i configured it proply for using it, but thats another topic.

Anyways, i was wondering if i could do this, or is it possible? im clueless with home networking.

I would like it to be able to transfer files from one to the other, and possibly have chat, if its possible.

Also, i have cable modem with 1megabit connection, (i think my isp is ripping me off, but thats another topic.)

Thanks in advance.

A:Creating a home network with a Mac and a PC??

hello B1u3

What you propose to do is most definitely possible "connecting the two computers, XP and OS X panther" as panther has a built in window sharing option.

These days routers don't need configuring as they tend to self manage down stream and upstream.

What you do need to do, is share a drive on the PC, knowing the user name and password, then on Panther, go to the preference panel in the dock/networking/go in to file sharing and enable window sharing, the pc wont see the mac, but the mac will see the PC.

I hope that helps, As I don't have the mac in front of me, neither will I for at least another 2 weeks, I cant be more specific, all I can tell you that I have set this up at work, and we happily share files with the receptionist computer...


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Hi all

I'm trying to set up a network for a friends small office so we can share files between each of the computers.

i have tried to do it through the workgroup but with no luck as some can see the other machines and some cant so it driving me nuts.


Thompson wireless Router

laptop with Windows 7
laptop with Windows Vista
laptop with Windows XP SP2

Can anyone help me set them up so they can see each of the other 3 computers and i can click that computer name and see its shared folders/files.

I have set the network discovery to on in W7 & Vista and and ran the network wizard in XP

At the moment the vista and W7 machine can see each other but i get and error saying cannot access //(computer name)

with the W7 and XP machines i can send a file when i type in the ip address (//192.168.1.?) into the W7 search bar but the XP computer is not shown in the network folder

And i didn't try with the mac as dunno anything about them that much

Any help would be appreciated


A:Creating a network with multiple OS

Make sure all your Windows computers use the same named for the Workgroup. Also, you may need to turn on some legacy file sharing for the XP computer name to be found.

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A friend and I recently bought Fight Night Round 2 for Playstation 2 with the intent of playing each other online. When it wouldn't work I found out as of August 1st EA Sports was no longer offering a server for this game. Is there a way can connect the two over the internet and play the game together without the EA Sports server?

A:Creating own network for Playstation 2

You could always run a CATV cable all the way to his house..

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Hi Gurus,
I have good knowledge of computers but not in the administrator level. I have one PC(XP) and one laptop (Vista Premium). I have wireless router to connect to internet but my PC is connected wired to the router but laptop internet access is wireless.

I would like to create home network and I am unable to do so with my knowledge in this domain. Can some one please let me know how to access other machine from each other.

I am able to ping my desktop from laptop but not the other way round.

Thanks in advance!

A:Help creating home network

"I am able to ping my desktop from laptop but not the other way round."

That's the first thing you want to fix. You have a 3rd party firewall on the laptop that is blocking your LAN access.

Following is the wizard way to enable file and printer sharing on XP.

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 or Vista.

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.

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i have a linksys wireless G modem running on windows xp. how do i configure it so that i am the on computer able to connect to the modem?

A:creating a private network

See if this tutorial helps your understanding of networking . .


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I have a SimpleTech external hard drive, as well as a Motorola SGB940 router. The router has a USB B port in the back of it.

I was wondering, if I plugged my hard drive into that USB port, would it be accessible throughout my network?


A:Creating a network drive?

From what I am able to dig up from http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v...nnel=dbd392d8cb5ca110VgnVCM1000008406b00aRCRD (the Modems website) that usb port is really only for computers (since it requires drivers and such) so sorry to say that no, what you are asking would not work.

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In windows 10 on a surface pro my work administrator added a new admin account for work. on the original account the start menu works fine. When I log into the work account I have no start menu or search function. He tried some of the fixes out on the web to no success. Can someone help.

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This is a really basic question -- I apologize in advance for my ignorance!

I have set up a Personal VPN on my new Windows 7 laptop to use when I'm on public wi-fi. The thing I don't know how to do is to put a shortcut to the "Connect to a Network" on the desktop so I can more easily access this connection. As it is now, I have to go to the start menu -> control panel -> network and sharing center, and connect from there.

This used to be a breeze in WinXP. Enlighten me!

Thanks much!

A:Creating shortcut to Connect to a Network?

Hi Emily,

METHOD 1: Open up your Network Connections folder and drag the VPN connection to the desktop (it will create a short-cut automatically)

METHOD 2: Open up your Network Connections folder and drag the icon in the address bar to the start menu (this pins it), you can then click the icon at any time to open the network connections folder and select your VPN.

What you might also consider is turning on the desktop toolbar (or creating a custom toolbar), so that you can click the taskbar for a menu of items (such as all the items on your desktop) and select the shortcut that you created in Method 1.

Have fun!

PS: All basic questions are more than welcome here. It makes me grin like a child when I learn something basic that I just didn't know before

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Alright, for some reason my Hard Disk (toshiba HDD2181 30gb) in my Inspiron 1000 bit the big one and would no longer register in my computer. So I ordered a new one (same hard disk) off E-bay and installed it then re-installed windows XP.

My laptop is the secondary computer running on a home network connection through a speedstream router. The other laptop (Inspiron 1300) is the primary one with Sympatico software installed. I tried to add my computer for an internet connection in control panel---network setup wizard, followed all instructions but after everything it would not show up in My Network Places, nor would a connection be established. I tried disabling Windows Firewall and going through the motions again, to no avail.

I don't understand, before it was as simple as plugging in the ethernet cable and I was on the net, now, with my new hard disk I can't get it to work at all. What gives??? Did I miss something somewhere?

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hi, can anyone tell me the easiest way to create a network between multiple pcs using switch. We have 3 pcs . Currently i m using vista x32 ultimate. Other one also uses vista ultimate x32 and third one is laptop using xp sp1.

plz tell me how to connect them all into network enabling them all to share files and internet access making my vista computer a server.

I have a internet connection in 1 computer (the one that I am using) and I also have a Ethernet switch. I have all the cable ready too. I had to connect them before also but got no success.

I hope some one here might help.

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Hi there,

Is there anyone who a real wizz at networking? Partictually in virtual private networks and how to st them up?


Ive got a Belkin modem router which I consider to be the server. I dont have a workplace server running Win server2003 or anything.

I just got an ethernet hard disk and have set it up by plugging in it the the ethernet switch on the router and have mapped the drive to my pc. Now I want to set up a VPN so when Im away from home I can got onto my network and access file on the ethernet disk.


A:Help creating VPN (PPTP) into home network


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On windows 2003 server, our school has a parent and child domain setup, When creating new users in the child domain via active directory, their is a place to enter Home Folder, local path. when I enter a local path to the "students" folder the student folder is NOT created. I am not sure if it is how i am entering hte path for the home folder or if it is the permissions on folders.

In active directory where you enter the local path it will not let you enter UNC addressing \\servername\directory\... it promptsyou with a message that says use drive letter, etc....
This is the line I enter into the local path location in Active Directory:
f:\data2\users$\%username%. So here is what the permission are
The Users folder is a hidden share users$ which resides on server 6 on the F drive, in the data2 directory;
The permissions and security is as follows:
-server 6 is the child domain
-F drive, named Data2, shared as F$, security settings: admin and system - full rights student users - read, execute, list, write; everyone-special permissions (read and execute)
-Data2 directory, shared as Student, permissions: everyone-change and read; security settings: admin & system full control, users-list, read, execute, write
-Users directory, shared as Users$, permissions: everyone-change and read;
security settings: admin & system full control, users-list, read, excecute

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In supporting a Community Assocation I have the need to create a public network and a private one that shares the same internet connection. The way this is shaping up is:

Modom (dial up)
D-Link Router (DI-704 w/ serial port)

Public Network
16 Port Hub

Private Network
LinkSys Router (BEFSR41)
8 Port Switch (currently a hub)

Some devices will need to connect to the routers and the hubs/switchs because of location. (no big deal, I ***-u-me)

Currently I have the settings as:
D-Link (Public)
IP :
Range : 65 to 127
Default IP mask (Can't find one)

LinkSys (Private)
IP :
Range : 33 to 47
Default IP mask

When connected to the Private network, a PC cannot ping the public ones or get the Internet (I need both). The public ones have Internet access, can ping the LinkSys but no PCs (As it should be).

So what how should this work and what am I missing?

A:Creating a Public and Private network

Welcome to TechSpot

I think the following might be helpful:

D-Link (Public) connect to your modem.
Router-setup WAN:
Protocol: Fixed IP
IP-address, Subnetmask and default Gateway: as per ISP-information
DNS-servers: as per ISP-information
Enable NAT

Router-setup LAN:
DHCP-server: disable
You selected Range : 65 to 127

PC-Settings (Public)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Use the following fixed IP addresses: (66, 67 etc. - 126)
Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
Use DNS Server address: (IP-address from your Router)
Second DNS: leave blank or put in first DNS-server from WAN-part in Router

Reserve the IP address: for the Linksys (Private)
which will plug into the D-Link

LinkSys (Private) connect to the D-Link router.
Router-setup WAN:
Protocol: Fixed IP
Default Gateway:
Enable NAT

Router-setup LAN:
DHCP-server: disable
You selected Range : 33 to 47

PC-Settings (Private)
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Use the following fixed IP addresses: (34, 35 etc. - 47)
Default Gateway: (IP-address from your Router)
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Hi, I'm looking for some practical advice towards setting up a network between my computer in Aus and another computer in Philippines.
The purpose of the connection between the two computers will be solely for software licensing. I.e. as per technical advise received from the software distributor here in Aus, they suggest installing the license on a license server here and granting access to that license server to the computer in the Philippines by way of a VPN. Makes perfect sense.
But that's sort of where they're technical assistance ended. I'm trying to fill in the gaps and work out, in practical terms, how exactly to achieve this.

To summarise: If I use my machine as the "server", how exactly do I go about creating a connection between my machine and the one overseas.

I'm not familiar with creating networks particularly these types of networks, after hours of googling, I'm none the wiser.

Thanks for you help!

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A friend has a PC running Vista Home Premium, and is connected to the internet via a 3G modem, which appears in Vista as a dial-up connection.

She wanted her sister to be able to use her laptop when visiting, so I installed a USB wireless adaptor and created an Adhoc wireless network turning on ICS.

It worked perfectly UNTIL I re-booted the PC.. then although the laptop 'sees' the Adhoc network it cannot connect - it doesn't get to 'acquiring network address" .

If I create a new adhoc network, all is well again with the new one, until re-boot.

Any ideas please?

A:Creating Adhoc Network in Vista

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Im sorry but I wasnt sure which section this post should go in.
I have plugged my xbox 360 into my Toshiba Satellite laptop with a cross over cable. I am using a wireless connection with my laptop and I attempted to bridge my connection so i can play XBL on my 360. I recieved this message: "An unexpected error occured while configuring the network bridge." This started happening after i reinstalled windows. Before the reinstallation it worked completely fine absolutetly no problems. There are no more updates to install on windows updates. I am unsure if what im about to say has anything to do with this problem, but here goes. I went to device manager and went under network adapters clicked show hidden devices and then I tried to update my WAN miniport drivers(all of them) but everytime for all of them i get this message: " Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error when trying to install it, the system cannot find the file specified. What is my next step?

A:Problem Creating Network Bridge

your first step is to see if there is a ! or a ? mark in your device man and then figure out what the device is then install the driver for the device if its under the network
go to this website Toshiba Support - Homepage and go to download select laptop in the drop down box and then select sate and then select the type you may have and then go from there

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