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Q: wireless networking 2 houses

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

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A: wireless networking 2 houses

any help would be hot!!!!

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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.

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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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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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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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).

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

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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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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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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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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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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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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

A:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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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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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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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.

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think i accidentally turned off wireless card..dell inspiron 1520/ Windows XP...message i get is press FN + F2..but that does nothing...i was traveling yesterday..with the computer working in an airport think i accidentally turned off but have no idea how to enable. Please help..i work from home on this machine and it's pretty critical i get help soon.
thanks so much

A:Solved: Wireless is turned off.. cannot enable wireless networking

Hi Jadewoman

On the left hand side of this laptop there is a wireless switch. This will turn it back on!


See page 27 of the owner's manual including a picture of the switch.

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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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Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)


A:Wireless networking between 2 wireless routers

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Here's the information:

I work for a non profit organization and I am setting up their new computer lab. There are 4 brand new Dells, all with Win XP. They are all connected to the internet via wireless PCI card using the access point in the directors office. I want to set up the 4 computers a network so that they share one printer that is hooked up to one of the computers in the lab.
All 4 computers have the same login name and password.

Computer 1- Printer directly connects to it, is connecting to "Mshome" network(tried to fix this but cant)
Computer 2- is connecting to "Workgroup" network, however can't access computer 1,3 or 4
Computer 3- is connecting to "Workgroup" network, cant access computer 1,2,4
Computer 4- is connecting to "Workgroup" network, cant access computer 1,2,3

For example, when Im on Computer 2, and I clicked on "Network Places" >"View workgroup computers"---> Computer 3 and 4 show up, however, when I click on one of them, it says that the Computer is not accessible.

I've tried everything, I even did a system restore on all 4 computers to get them back to their original state, but still nothing.

If anyone can please help me, I would appreciate it

Thank you


A:Wireless Networking HELP!!

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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Please let me know if anyone else is having this problem. It just keeps ojn wanting to hop on another open wireless network in my neighborhood. it is getting ridiculous. Even if that other network is not preferred, it still keeps hopping on. i have disabled letting windows configure my wirless network setting, but it keep messing with me. What gives with this flaky crap?

A:wireless networking

Is it possible that the connection you are using is unstable and when your connection is unavailable the other one hops in...

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I have wireless internet settup in my house. My hard line for my DSL is in my basement and that is where I would like to leave it. My question: Is there any way I can inproove my signal to the main floor of my house without knocking down walls, like maybe setting up a router inbetween the two floors?

A:wireless networking in need of help

You can use a signal booster / range extender (just google the terms)

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I want to wirelessly network 3 computers, 2 being desktops and one laptop. The laptop came with a wireless card and the one desktop I just wanted to plug right into the router since it will be right next to it. The other desktop will need a card of some sort but in the same room with it is all my gaming consoles and i also want to be able to plug them into the network but I'm not sure how i would do that. It wouldn't matter if they weren't all plugged in at one time i just want to be able to do so when i want to. So could someone tell me who makes pretty decent wireless routers and what i would need for the problem above?
Thanks in advance

A:Wireless Networking

Any name brand broadband router will solve your problem. I'd wire any computer that's convienent to connect, since it's much easier to get them running, and the performance will be much better, especially for games.

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I have a question: is is wireless G really any better than wireless B? I have COMCAST internet, and it never gets above 2-3 mbps. I bought a B router yesterday at Best Buy, and today my roomy got a G adapter for his PC to connect on to the router. I know it's compatable, but the dude at Best Buy told him that G was "so much better" and we should "never use a B router". Is there any truth to this? He was told that B drops the wireless connection like it's going out of style? True? False? Please help and thanks in advance!

A:Wireless Networking

The G standard is able to provide upto 54 Megabits per second of raw bandwidth. Usable bandwidth is going to be in the 20 to 30 Mbps range.

The B standard provided 11 Mbps raw, around 5 Mbps usable. So, the G standard would give you 6 to 7 times better data throughput.

However, G will not help you surf the internet any faster since the limiting bandwidth of your broadband connection is in the 2-3 Mbps range.

Where it would help is if you were transfering data between two computers within the home network.

Regarding the "drops the wireless connection" comment, it was likely a sales ploy. G equipment is generally more expensive than B equipment, and in the given context, the statement is nearly meaningless.


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I have the Intel Any Point Home networking package. Have had it for some time, and off and on try to set it up and use it. I always get discouraged and frutratrated when using this product because of it's unreliability and difficultness of use.
The USB Wireless adapters seem to communicte ok, so I assume that the problems are in the file sharing/ Internet sharing associated program software. I have at this point un-installed the sharing program from both computers, while the adapter software/hardware is still installed.
My Question is::: Can I use any existing software that comes with Windows 98 SE to network 2 computers using the existing Intel AP Wireless adapters, and if so how would I go about setting such a system up. I can not find pertinent information in the WIN 98SE Help files.
Nick G.

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Hey everyone, i need serious help with my client computer on my wireless network. I have 2 desktops. One has a belkin wireless g router connected and the other a wireless belkin g card. This computer works fine but the other computer with the wireless card cannot connect to the network. Under support it says, "cannot connect because the network did not assign a network address to this computer". Also this same computer seems to lose its IP address during times, mainly when it tries to connect to the network, and says the IP address is in ipconfig. Does anyone know what to do? Thank you

A:Need Help With Wireless Networking

It has a very strong connection usually around 95% but it doesnt actually connect. So im sure its not that, plus ive tried stopping the firewalls, its not that either. So im guessing its this DHCP thing ur talking about or winsock. Should i fix one of these things? I think a while ago i tried winsock and thats what caused this problem?

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I am trying to set up a wireless network at home. I have had a successful wired network with 2 PCs on Win98. When I add the HP HN200w wireless hub, I can see all of the machines and share files, folders and connect to the web, but when I try to send email I get an error that tells me it can't connect to the SMTP server. I don't remember the exact message but it is something like server disconnected, or timed out or something to that effect.
When I set my Linksys wired hub back up it works fine, except for the wireless laptop.
I have found references of this SMTP failure in MS knowledge base, but it mostly talks about Exchange Server.
I think that my wireless hubs settings are correct, but can anyone steer me in the right direction?
Also, is it possible to just put the wireless hub on the wired network as just another user, instead of reconfiguring the whole network?


A:Wireless Networking

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I have installed a wireless network using a Linksys BEFW11S4 - Version 2 router/switch. I have 3 computers:

A - Dell Dimension - Win XP
B - Dell Dimension - Win XP
C - HP Pavillion - Win 98

The HP is connected directley to a DSL line using a ethernet cable and the other 2 (A&B) are connected via wireless NICs.

1) All three of the computers have successfully been able to connect to the internet.

2) Printer sharing is enabled among the Dell's but not the HP.

3) Computers A & B successfully can share folders

4) Computer C can only share A& B folders but will not allow acess to its own folder
The problems that I have encountered is computer C's folder can be seen on computers A & B but can't be accessed. The message I get is something about "access right permisions". I have checked my share properties but it seems fine. Also Computer C can not print on Computer A&B's printers (but A&B can print on C's printer).

If anyone has any suggestions please help me out.

A:Wireless Networking XP/98

The only reason you should get this type of message on a Win98 share is if you are using user level permissions.

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Ok so right now I have a wireless network goin on in my house. I have a Linksys WRT54G router. I also have an Xbox 360. So I want to play on Live. I get the wireless adapter and a 12 month suscription. I then plug in the adapter and turn on the system. Try to get onto Live but it says I have a problem. So I check and see that my MTU isn't high enough. Well I went to Xbox.com and found this article.


Version 2.02.7
This firmware version is Xbox Live Compatible.

Note The UPnP implementation on the Linksys WRT54g with firmware 2.02.7 has been discovered to prevent users from being able to connect to Xbox Live. If a user is unable to connect to Xbox Live with this specific router model/firmware, they may get connected by turning off UPnP in the router's settings. Microsoft is working hard with Linksys to repair this issue as soon as possible.Click to expand...

Heh. Go figure. The one router I have with the firmware doesn't work. Heh. Isn't that great? Well I try to get into the router to try and change the UPnP and go figure. I don't know the password and it was changed from the default Linksys one. Soooooo I need to make a whole new network in my house. Correct?

Now I was wondering how hard this would be to do. I asked my computer teacher and he said that it was very difficult. The PC would be the computer that is wired and is the host computer. The two Macs would be both wireless.

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A:Wireless networking with a PC and a Mac

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I have 2 laptops that I'm trying to network. I've purchased the D-Link and hooked it up according to the instructions. Everything is fine there, but when I try to network the 2 with shared files and printer I can't read anything. Also, I can open yahoo but can't retrieve mail. Mail from other sources opens up fine. Please advise what can I do.

A:Wireless Networking

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First of all, kudos for a great site!

My sister's using wireless internet and has encountered a problem: when either of my parents log on to their computers, she's disconnected.

Anyone have any solutions to this issue?

Thanks a bunch!

A:Regarding wireless networking

Please describe the network--modem, router, computers and how they are connected (wireless, ethernet, ...). Assuming you have separate modem and router, make sure the modem is connected to the router's WAN (Internet, Modem) port.

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My Netgear USB adapter can not connect to the internet, but it can connect to the net gear router. However, my laptop can connect to the internet through the router. I did a ipconfig and came up wtih :

Connection-specific DNS suffix:
autoconfiguration IP address:
Subnet MAsk:
default Gateway:

Aslo, my laptop default Gateway and Ip address starts with 192....etc.
Both adapter & router are in "b"

Any clue?

A:wireless networking

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Ok, Here is what i want to do.....

I have a Linksys wireless G-Router (WRK54G). This model only has one antenna.

First of all....Is the antenna capable of being removed?

I would like to network my house to a house down the street to share files. The distance is about 1/8 of a mile (estimate...). I do not have direct line of site. I took my laptop down the street and was capable of picking up a signal from 3 blocks away with no extra equipment.

Can someone tell me how easy (or hard this would be). I have looked into doing the pringles can trick here. aswell as the dish trick here.


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i have had trouble with my XP laptop connecting to the family wireless router. My son is able to connect to the wireless router, but when i try to, it connects and comes up with a message saying it has limited or no connectivity. Is there something wrong with my laptop

A:Need help with wireless networking

Hi:Is encryption enabled on the router?If so,disable it and see if that helps.
If not,let's see this from the failing pc.

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) ... Read more

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I set up a Wireless router at my buddies' house, and the two hardwired computers, AND his computer(picking up wirelessly), are able to recieve the signal. However, my computer will not connect. It is recognizing the signal, and giving me the option to connect to it, but once I do that, I get this error message:

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action could not be completed:
Connecting to the wireless network

For assistance, contact the person that manages your network."

I don't know what to do at this point, i've tried everything that I know.

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Dear Forum MembersI have a  HP Pavilion dv7-4080us Entertainement Notebook for the last 5 years. In October Microsoft offered online update to windows 10 from my windows. 7.  in  sept or oct  2015In November an update was done.and after that updates goes on automatically. After the recent update the Wi-Fi wireless device is turned off. Checked in the Device manager and find Internet Wireless adapter - Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N1000  Device Status: This Device Cannot Start. (Code10)  Operation failed. The requested operation was unsucessful Diagnostic software:  Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to dateIn the Settings Wi-Fi : We couldn't find wirless devices on ythis PC The indicator light of WLAN wirelss connection is on (blue) Burt no wireless connectionCan anyone give me METHOD TO REVIVE WiFi Thanks With regardsKatii

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Hi there @CuperansTech?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi. I will be glad to help you. HP does not supply drivers for Windows 10 with this computer. Windows 10 drivers may be available through Windows Update. The following pages are helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Forget a Network (Windows 10)Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type... Read more

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I want to install wireless networking at home - but am confused about how to proceed. From a quick google search I may not be alone!

I have a cable modem which connects to an Ethernet card in my PC which runs Win98SE. I have another PC which also runs Win98SE but has no Internet connection. Both computers have USB ports. Will 2 USB adapters (e.g. Intel Anypoint or Actiontec) plus software be all I need to link them up and share the Internet access?

Or am I missing something?



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I have 5 PC's on a peer to peer network - the PC's are running either Windows XP Professional & Windows ME and are hard wired using PCI 10/100 network cards and RJ45 cables.

I have a laptop which I use a PCMCIA card and plug into the network as and when required but what I'd like to do is use a wireless card for that device.

What I'd like to know is, is it possible to purchase a WiFi PCMCIA card (think that is what it is called) - so that the portable can connect to the system as a wireless device. If so, do I need a sending device and how is that connected - does it plus into the hub or if not, how is a connection made?

Many thanks


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i have a internet connection and want to share internet with other friend which are way in radius of 1km
what to do

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you cannot do that - the T&Cs of most ISP are that you can only use on the premises/home
so sharing with other homes is against the T&Cs of the ISP

so I'm closing the post

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I've got a wireless network setup in my house and I have 3 room mates with computers and they want me to have it so we can share files... but for some odd reason no one can see anyone on the network. If I were to change it to a wired network we would be happily sending and receiving files all day long. Has anyone had any experience with this?

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Three are laptops, one is a desktop and they are all running Windows XP Pro. All Have NOD32 as virus protection, and use nothing else except for the windows security center firewall. We have a Linksys Wireless router that we all connect to-

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Need to make a wireless connection between a PC and a Mac and do not know where to begin. What I need the network for is to allow each computer to access the other's drives. I need them to be able to share files.

Here's my guess: Purchase a Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless router for the PC and a RoamAbout 11Mbps PcCard FCC Wireless NIC for the Mac. Beyond that, it takes operating system settings on each computer to allow them to access each other. Am I right?

Is that a good start? Can you suggest alternate hardware? Is there any other hardware or software I need to purchase to make this happen? On the software side, is it just a matter of setting up each operating system to allow for the network, or is there additional software I need to install?

Thanks for your time and help!


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I'm not a MAC supporter but to the best of my knowledge the http://www.apple.com/education/products/airport/ is what you want.

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Yes! It is me again! With my wireless networks

ok, it's now winter here in the UK and the past few days have been bitter! I really don't like 2 ethernet cables coming in through the window on nights like these so I've decided to go wireless.

I have a desktop I'd like to wire(less) up. It has USB and a free PCI slot. What do I do? USB or PCI. I guess PCI is better? Also, when summer comes, can I just disable the wireless and whack the ethernet cable back in?

One last thing, I have a netgear WGR614v6. Latest firmware. Can it get a good connection between one/two doors and two thick walls? The wireless router my ISP supplied gave a low/good connection next to this computer on a friend's laptop.

I do gaming so a good connection is a priority.

NOW the last thing, are the PCI/USB adaptors on eBay reasonable?

Thanks for your continued help with my wireless networks


EDIT: One more thing. Is this possible? Internet <-> Wireless router no1 <-> WIRELESS <-> Wireless router no2 <-> ethernet cable <-> computer.

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I would like to usea wireless network in my house with the ability to share my internet connection. I'm using a phone dial-up to my ISP with a Satellite download. I use a regular Modem and a broadband PCI card for satellite connection. My question is Would I just use a WAP with a wireless card in each computer. A WAp with one wireless card and connect the other computer directly to WAP via cable? I understand that with Cable or Dsl always on connections You would just use WAP. But my conection is not always on. At least I don't think so. I must dialup to establish internet connection.
Any Thoughts?

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We are looking to network about 6-8 PC's. windows 98 or maybe 2000
What is the scoop on top of the line technology for this?
And if you happen to know - what is cost - best place to purchase - would that number qualify for quantity discount ?
Many thanks,,

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Muruga -

I have a Linksys wireless network at home and I love it. I bought a router / switch / wireless hub combo (BEFW11S4 ) from Buy.com. I have three computers wired to it using ethernet (they are all very close and I don't want to spend money on wireless cards) and one wireless notebook that I can use anywhere in the house. We have a cable modem attached to the setup also.

I don't know how many wireless devices it can handle, but I think it's a pretty good number.

For the technologhy, It's the 802.11b standard. The range is decent, the speed is OK for surfing the internet, but it certainly is a LOT slower than regular ethernet. I think a new standard is in the works (802.11a), but I don't know anything about it.

I have a combination of Win95, Win98, Win2000 and just upgraded a computer to WinXP. All are working just fine.

Like i said above, i got my stuff from Buy.com. They are FAST and have good prices. There's currently a thread in the reviews forum about Buy.com.

I hope this helps a little. Good Luck.


PS - you might have more luck in the Networking forum.

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I want to network a computer in my lower level with one upstairs so I can transfer files and run programs remotely. What can I buy that is reliable, reasonably cheap and can move files reasonably quickly. I have ethernet ports on both computers. I assume if they were in the same room I could just connect the ethernet ports with cable. Correct? I would prefer having them a bit too far away to make hard wiring practical hense the interest in going wireless or thru the telephone lines without tieing them up. Thanks Tony

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I have one computer connected to the internet via cable modem. I have another wireless connection on my son's computer upstairs. Both are running windows XP and work fine.

My daughter came home from college and I wanted to connect her too. Time Warner wanted $50.00 to connect her. When I said I didn't want to pay that, they said that I could use any adapter as long as it was 802.11b. I have connected up an Intel Anypoint and on her machine, it recognizes it.

Time Warner said that if Windows XP wouldn't sign it, it couldn't be done.

My question... How can I get around it?



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As long as the adapter install with no conflicts it should work fine. If you go into your network connections you should see one for a wireless network if the adapter is working. There, you can enter the SSID and WEP if applicable.

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I have 2Wire DSL Modem (1000HW found at http://www.2wire.com/?p=106) in my house for my SBC DSL. I have had my PC connected straight to it with and ethernet cable and my boys PC connected through a phone jack. Recently we wanted to hook up a third PC to the network and decided to go with the wireless connection. I bought two D-Link brand (Not sure the model number) wireless cards (decided to switch the sons PC to wireless too) and connected them up last night.

Seems to work pretty good. I enabled the 64 Bit 10 character key encrytion, renamed the network SSID and set it so the SSID was not visible without the key. Any other security I should think of doing?

Also, as mentioned, I am connected through an ethernet cable straight to the modem. I have always have a good connection rate, but the son's (through the phone line) was a lot slower than mine. Now that he is on the card, he is a lot fater than he was. I am curious, which would be faster for me, the ethernet cable or wireless?

Any other advice to a new wireless net hack (Me and my limited knowledge, not a program) would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, two PC's are running XP and the latest is a old machine with Win 2K. Wireless was easy on the 2K machine, but a lot of trial and error on the XP box.

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Unless you are getting a poor/medium signal quality, there should be no significant difference in speed versus wired. 54Mb/s is significantly faster then most internet connections so even with overhead you should have plenty of unused bandwidth. For file sharing there would be a difference especially with regard to large files. Personally I always prefer wired over wireless unless its too hard to run cable. More secure, reliable, and faster.

For security, make sure you are WPA-PSK not WEP, change the defualt SSID, and don't broadcast the SSID - which you've done.

For more overkill you can do more though.
You can also use Static IP addresses on the computers, disable the DHCP on the router, and filter IP addresses outside of the static IP's you assigned. You can also enable MAC address filtering on the router and only allow the MAC addresses of your computers to access the network. On the Router disable the Remote Administration option and change the defualt router password.

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my partner has bought a linksys wireless -g notebook adapter so that I can access broadband. but I find there is nowhere to put it! I have an Advent 7012. please could you tell me what other adapters I would need to sort this problem out.
regards, Lis

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You just need a Wireless G ASDL router modem to make use of your adapter.

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