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Q: configuring existing usb printer to network

Hi , I am desperate to get some info on exactly what I need to configure my BROTHER MFC-210C printer to my existing home wireless network which uses a NETGEAR DG834G Wireless Modem Router ,the BROTHER NC-2200W wireless USB printer server which their website recommends for this job is no longer available ,so what can i use instead ???
(I need it quickly !!!) cheers Iain

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After exhaustively trying to configure my Canon Printer that is connected to my network through the USB port on my
Airport Extreme I have given up. I have an Imac connected to the network and the printer works just fine using that computer, but my PC with Windows XP cannot find the printer. The PC can find the WPA2 network through the Airport Extreme and is connected using a Linksys Wireless G card. I tried using the IP address (default gateway) of the router to configure the printer, but it still doesn't work. I have downloaded and installed the latest Canon Printer drivers. Nothing seems to work. Documents still sit in the printer queue ready to be printed and the PC cannot find the printer. Please help?!

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See here:

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Please assist me in configuring File & Printer sharing network between my Desktop (XP Pro) & Laptop (Vista Home Premium 32bit); connected to internet through WiFi ADSL2+Modem.

Done the intial setup. Named my desktop as 'OfficeDesktop' & my latop as 'SonyVaio'. Now I am able to view my laptop in my desktop network & vice-e-versa.

The issues am facing is:
1) In OfficeDesktop (XP Pro);
I am able to access only the PUBLIC folder but others are coming 'Access Denied'.

2) In SonyVaio (Vista Home Premium);
I can view OfficeDesktop, but is not accessible.
Message: "Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Pls assist.

A:Help configuring File & Printer Sharing Network between XP Pro & Vista

To share files or a printer from XP computers, follow these procedures:~
1. Download and install the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) responder:~


Read the instructions!

2. Check these out as well...

Windows Technet:~

File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista

Most Valuable Professional:~

How to share files or a folder in Vista
3. Don't forget to configure (Input ip addresses in subnetworks) your Firewall to accept sharing from other computers.If you have Kaspersky check this below:~

Kaspersky Blocks My Network

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This is probably a common question but I'm unable to find the answer I'm looking for.

I'm trying to connect my new laptop (running Vista) to a wireless network already in place between my two desktop computers. These two computers are able to share the printer and files between each other.

the laptop has no problems connecting to the internet offered by the same wireless router but I can't find/connect to the file and printer sharing part of it all.

Vista is new to me and I know very little about setting up networks (someone came into set up the current one) so step-by-step help would be much appreciated.

Let me know if there are any specs that are required. The router is a Linksys WRT54G wireless-G broadband

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I just purchased a Lexmark X6570 which is wireless enabled. I followed the install instructions using my main desktop system. The install does have you connect a USB cable for part of the installation. My main system is wired to my router. I installed the printer drivers and did wireless setup on one of my laptops. Good news is that the laptop recognizes the printer and prints just fine.

Ok, here is my question. My main system that is hard wired to the router does not recognize the lexmark printer unless I plug the USB cable back into it. If I do that, then the printer does not work for all the other wirelessly connected systems. So does anyone know if I can get this to work without buying a wireless card for my main desktop system?

I was hoping that with my main system connected to the wireless router (wired) that it would work.

Thanks in advance for the help,


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Hey all...

I have a Win2k workstation connected to an NT4 network. The workstation has about 50 user profiles on it already(it's a shared PC for our sales associates). I added a network printer to our NT domain, and need to make all users of this workstation - new and existing - print to this printer by default. Most of them are not knowledgable or patient enough to add it themselves.

So....whats the easiest way to add a networked printer to existing profiles?

Thanks in advance!!!

A:Add net printer for all existing users

As I remember, if you add the printer under the administrator account, it will be available for all users. the other option is to create a shortcut to the printer on the desktop, then move the shortcut to the desktop under the "all users" profile. That will put the shortcut to the printer on everyone's desktop and they can drag any document to the printer shortcut to print.

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I have a Samsung M2070 laser printer which I am trying to configure wirelessly. It was connected to wifi but is now no longer connected. So I am unable to print. How do I configure the printer to be wireless enabled.



A:Configuring a printer

You do not say what OS
However see this
Although it is an HP link the drivers are the same, as is the Easy Wireless Setup

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Hi all,

I have a USB printer that I would like to configure to print via LPD/LPR. How do I do this?

I have installed LPD and LPR already on my Win 7 Ultimate machine. I have also added my USB printer and it prints perfectly fine on its own. However changing the port to LPR does not seem to work.

A:Configuring LPD for a USB printer

When you say you have changed the port to LPR do you mean LPT? as this would direct the print output to the parallel port on the back of your machine instead of to the USB. What are you using that needs LPD or LPR for? If you can give additional info, the guys here may be able to help solve your prob.

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Hi. I have no more ideas on what to try next. Any help greatly appreciated.My laptop is running Windows 7 Professional 32bit and is fully patched. The Ethernet adapter (Marvell Yukon 88E8055) is enabled and the wireless adapter (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) disabled (via software and the hardware switch). Symantec Endpoint Protection provides AV/security (via group policy). It is highly likely the problem was self inflicted and not caused by a virus / malware.I use the cisco VPN client and wanted to upgrade it (a reinstall may have been sufficient but as I was going to the bother I thought I would upgrade) as I was having some annoying timeouts when using the client immediately after logging into my desktop.I started by removing the existing (old version During the removal the screen went black and the laptop was not responding; ie I couldnt get the screen to wake up. I ended up powering off by holding the power button for 5 secs. On reboot, it appeared that the old vpnclient ( had been removed and everything else was functioning as normal. So I tried to install the new version ( vpn setup program gets as far as "Installing Network Components" and produces error "Error 27854. The network configuration lock is held by another application. Close all applications and run Setup again. If this message re-appears after closing all applications, reboot then re-try the install (the application holding the install lock may... Read more

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i have windows 7 and i installed virtual box (ubuntu) to do this.

i want to have two linux gateways and those two machines should either have the same NAT or public routable ip address.
basically i want to install openswan and configure the ipsec. in order to do this i need two linux gateways.

can anyone guide me how to setup two linux gateways to do this??

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sorry about the long post but i don't know of any other way to get these questions answered. i have had for some time a home network consisting of 3 desktops(all with win XP) and they share a common printer. i just recently got a laptop with win 7 starter with wireless internet con. i would like to network the new laptop with win7 starter to my existing win XP network but windows 7 starter says i can't without spending some more $$ with microsoft.
in win 7, to to control panel > homegroup > introducing homegroup. it says, "you can't create your own homegroup with this edition but you can join one created by someone on your network who is running win 7 home premium, . . . ."

questions: (1) does this statement mean that if i bought the full-blown ver (home premium), i could then install it on one of the three computers and create a homegroup and then be able to share files and printer with the laptop that contains win7 starter ? ? (2) (keeping in mind i need to network all 4 computers and the printer) would i have to install the win 7 home premium on all three of the computers or could i just install it on one and leave the other two with XP. (3) to install home premium on all three, would i have to puchase a license for each pc or would i be able to install it on all three for the same nickel. (4) i also notice i could upgrade the win7 starter to home prem for about $65 depending on where i buy it. if i bought the upgrade and installed it on the... Read more

A:network win7 starter PC to to existing network containing 3 win XP PC's

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I have two computers at home: a desktop pc that has a cable modem, wireless router and a printer connected via parallel cable; and a laptop with integrated wireless. The desktop has a vpn so that my wife can connect to her office in PA. I would like to share the printer if I can so I don't also have to connect the printer to my laptop. I have tried to enable printer sharing but to no avail. Any suggestions out there?


A:Configuring a home pc with wireless router for printer sharing

I noticed you said you enabled printer sharing but did you actually go to the printer properties and share the actual printer?

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What all would I need to do to add Powerline Network capabilities to an existing ethernet network? The existing network consists of a cable modem and a Linksys 4 port router.


A:Add Powerline Network to Existing Network

Just the HPA bridge from your router and adapters for each connected machine. I'd do some testing if you can before you invest in the HPA stuff, I was pretty disappointed in it's performance.

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Hey! I have a new computer(win98) replacing an old computer on our network (server using NT). I have a profile set up on the server for the old computer. I just need to know how to set up the new computer to be able to log onto the network and use the network printer and such, like the old one. On our other systems, they load up the operating system and then the user name appears and we type in the password and have access to our mail and such. I also added a couple of office 97 programs to the new system and I am not sure how to add the office shortcut bar at the top of the screen. Thanks for any help!

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Hi. I have a wireless network in the house sharing a DSL connection through a Belkin router. I have had no trouble for two years connecting various Windows machines. I live way out in the country, so I have no encryption on the network.
My daughter just got a Macbook as a graduation present. We cannot get the Macbook (with airport card turned on of course) to even see the network. Nothing. Zip. Her friend brought her Macbook over, and she could not connect either. We have played endlessly with the Mac's settings to no avail. I do have DHCP enabled on the router. I just cannot figure out what the problem is here. Please help me - my status in my household is plummeting fast.

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I would like to add another PC to my existing wifi home network. I use a Belkin wireless router connected directly to one PC via cable. I have a 2nd PC connected via wireless adapter (trendnet) in the back of the house. The 3rd PC, which I want to add, is about 6 feet away from the 2nd PC. Can I connect the 2nd and 3rd PC's with a cable or do I have to use another wireless adapter? I have an adapter but rather not use it if I don't have to. Would I have a problem with the adapters close to each other? I didn't hook up the original network so I need to know what to do.


A:Add PC to existing wifi network

Your choice. If you connect the PCs by ethernet you need a cross-over cable unless at least one of the ports is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX). Then bridge the wireless and ethernet connections.

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My home office configuration consists of two desktops running XP Pro, networked with a crossover cable between the ethernet cards. They share an Internet connection using one machine as host, that computer connects through a USB only DSL modem (no ethernet port) The host machine must be turned on for the other computer to connect. The machines also share files and printer, overall function is very satisfactory. I would now like to add a wireless access point for a laptop with the least amount of change to the existing configuration. I purchased a Lynksys wireless router on the advice of a salesperson at Comp USA, I could not make it work, instructions indicated it was not compatible with my USB only DSL modem. Can anyone suggest a solution? Thanks for any and all input.

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I tried to connect my new router DL-624S to my existing router DSL-504 via the WAN port but yet I cannot access the Internet from the router DL-624S. The DSL-504 is connected to my ISP via PPPoPE. I am using WINDOWS 2000 PROFESSIONAL on the PC. This PC can access the internet via DSL-504 but not via DL-624S. The WAN port of DL-624S is connected to one of the LAN ports on DSL-504. Can anyone help?

A:Add DL-624S to existing network under DSL-504

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I'm having some family issues with my retarded brother. He already has a cable network set up with two gate ways (I'm not sure what they mean by gateways). He's limiting my internet access and I'm getting fed up with his stupidity. So I'm wondering if it is possible to get DSL while an existing cable network is already up. My brother say it's not possible since the phone jack is in use? But my friend says you only need the cable chord for cable. AT&T also states that it is possible. I'm wondering what are the necessary steps to take to get my own internet at the same address with an existing network already in place.

Thank you!

A:Is it possible to get a DSL network with an existing Cable

Cable and DSL are two ways of getting internet into your house and are Not dependent on each other.

Not sure what you mean by "not possible since the phone jack is in use" ; if he has cable - it should not be using a phone line?

As long as you have a phone line, you can get DSL on it.
You will need to attach small filters to each phone jack that has a telephone attached to it.
They usually provide the required filters.

Is there just one phone line that you both use or do you have your own phone line ?
( this is a "land line" ; not cell )

Even if you share the same phone line - it can still be done.

Once turned up, they will send you a DSL modem that you plug into your wall phone jack.
Then attach your PC ethernet cable into the DSL ethernet connection.

By the way, DSL will typically be slower than cable.

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I have a network at the office. On one of the computers I just reformatted and reinstalled the OS, WinXP Pro. I want to hook it up to the Network.

I tried to but it did not work. I set the PC name and then set the name of the workgroup to the one the other PCs are running. No good.

What do I need to do to add the PC to the network?

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My office recently played musical computers. Now, I can't get my computer to connect to our office's network. Everyone else is can access shared files on our server except me.

The network is set up in the following way: All computers are connected directly to the server, except for mine and second computer (currently not being used). My computer and the other computer are connected to the server through an ether net router (D-Link: DI-604E). All of our files are saved on the server, so basically I can't do any work until I get myself reconnected. I have an internet connection, obviously, but can't get networked.

I'm not a computer wiz, so if you have suggestions please write them to me as if you were writing a "Networking for Idiots" book. Thanks a lot!

A:Trying to connect to an existing network

Are you on a Windows Domain. Your computer may need to be rejoined to the domain. You would need to be a domain admin to do that.

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Win XP sP2 with home network (Linksys)
HD crash I replaced it and reloaded all Programs
Existing home nework wireless has my Laptops connected & working like usual
trying to add old PC which is directly contected via RJ45 to the router
not sure how to add it back on to existing network
PC does have internet connexion
Norton 2007 firewall in place

Any ideas, suggested website or directions would be appreciated

A:Help with adding new pc to existing network

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Staying in a hotel that has a wireless router (chinese brand) hardwired to a second router (TPLink WR542G) upstairs - so there are 2 wireless networks. I was logged on to the second network when a brief power outage hit. After restarting the computer I can no longer find the network upstairs. Two other computers can log on to the network(so I know it works), but when I search for available networks, it does not appear. If I go downstairs I can logon to the first wifi network with no problem(so I know my LAN card is working). I also plugged in a USB LAN device and it also fails to find the second network. How can the problem be confined to one computer on one network? I've tried resetting the router, starting/stopping connections, turning security programs off , releasing the IP config. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Hey folks,
I'm currently at University and I'd like to use a router in my dorm/halls, so I can get WiFi in my room.
So, I plug the router in, connect it to my computer, change the config at (turn off DHCP, configure wireless)
I then plug another ethernet cable from the router to the ethernet jack in the wall, which connects to the University network (and to WAN)
So, after it all works great and I can get on the internet...
However! I can no longer access the router config (because the router has been assigned a new IP by the DHCP server of the University network). I would like to be able to access it again!
Doing "ipconfig /all" at the cmd prompt shows the gateway as some University server/gateway, and so I can't find the IP of my router sitting next to me with that.

How can I find out the IP of my router on the network so I can access it? I tried setting it up to update some dyndns
Important note: the University owns their own ISP, so the IP assigned to devices on the University network is actually a public address!

Thanks for any help!

A:Router in pre-existing network

The router should have a static IP address

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I am trying to set up a network. The operating systems are windows 98.I can't get them to see each other on the network.
Do you have to manually setup IP addresses or leave it as "obtain IP addresses automatically"
I've Networked XP machines using the network wizard and that worked perfect, but 98 seems more difficult.
Is there any web page on networking that would help me configure the network properly?

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Hi guys, this is my first post, ok i have in my house a little home network, but i can't share files. I have tried to configure all this pc's with the wizard of Windows XP, but isn't not work. All PC's has the same Group, in no one pc i can't see the resources of the others PC in the network, please help me, I need share files.

I have designed a diagram with specifications in Microsoft Visio: Check the Attached files.

Someone with experience in network to configure it without the wizard of Windows "Set up a home or small office network"???'.

Any suggestion is good.



A:Configuring this Network

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Help or ideas on if or how to install easylink on existing network.

I am trying to install Easylink on my XP Thinkpad and I've had a system operating both wireless and wireline for a couple years. It is WPA2. When I try to setup it asks for the key, I give it then it comes back saying a connection to the internet is not available. When I install my laptop is wireless- maybe that is a problem if it isn't wireline for install?

How can I use this with a netwoirk already in place- I set it up through windows. Modem is WRT54GS and has pc's, printers and both wireline and wireless.

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I've just upgraded my computer with a new motherboard and CPU, and now I can't connect my computer to an existing home network, or the internet through the network.

I use WinXP Home connect to a router which is connected to a computer which acts as a gateway to an ISDN internet connection. I don't think my problem is with that computer or the ISDN connection as there are already two others connected to it and they have no problems.

I can see my network card in the System properties window and it's working alright. In TCP/IP settings I have tried it set to "detect settings automatically", and that makes the network status say "acquiring network address" indefinitely. I have tried it with the IPs that I had before I upgraded, which were with a subnet mask of - and then it says that another computer on the network has the same IP.

I've never really done any networking before and my roommate who set it up has moved out Can anyone help me?

- Kai

A:Help connecting to an existing network/gateway

Sounds like the card isn't getting an IP address. Open a command prompt on the other 2 machines and run an "ipconfig /all" post the results here. That would give us a better idea of how things are configured. From there, we can troubleshoot the problem you're having with your new board.

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I have a wireless network at present comprising two PC's. I want to add a third which up until now has not been connected to the internet at all.To set up the existing wireless network I used the windows wireless network wizard with a flash drive set up from machine to machine then configured the firewall on each PC.
My question is should I do this first, or set up the new addition on the internet first with just the router, just to enable internet access?Does it matter? From my experience of computing matters generally, once you do something in the wrong order it takes a long time to unravel the mess...
...I can't remember which way around I did it on the last machine!
Also the third machine will be running on Wireless b with the other on wireless g. Now I know the router will make the whole system run at the slower speed but will this only be when the third machine is 'online'? I presume there's no way it will make the whole network run slower when its switched off?( I have a spare wireless b dongle which i want to use for the time being until I can afford to replace it....)
thanks for any suggestions

A:Adding to existing network-sequence?

I would first make the new computer work wirelessly through the router to connect to internet. A.t this point you know all 3 computers can connect to internet via router hence they are ready to talk to each other via the router

Then I would create a network of the 3 computers to do file and/or print sharing.

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I work in a small office, and we have a network already in place however we are opening a career center and the computers in there do not have wirless cards. There is an ethernet port in the room so I am wondering if I can just place a wired router in that room and connect all the computers to that or do I have to buy wireless cards since there is an exisiting network in place?

Thank you

A:Wired Router on Existing Network

Hi:The ethernet port/cable is connected to:
Modem or router.?
Do you need to share resources with pcs on the existing network ?

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Over the last 5 years my company has expanded about 50% and we are now just about out of IP addresses. We have four buildings between two cities (one main and one branch in each), each city have a single subnet with a Cisco 1310 bridge between each building. The main building in each city is connected to each other using a single T1 with AdTran routers. Each city has Active Directory, file server (some DFS Shares), and it's own internet access. We have IP phones on the network and are simply using DSCP for QoS and it's been working fine. We have voice rules setup on the AdTran's based on DSCP and the ports the phone systems in each location use for communication. We also have two VLANs, one for our "secure" network (which has servers, users, phones, everything) and the other a "unsecure" network for customers that connects to the DMZ port of our proxy server for internet access. It looks something like this currently (not showing the branch offices in each city as they have the same subnets as respective city):

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Layer-2 Switch 1 -- 3205 ---------- 3205 -- Layer-2 Switch 2
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VLAN... Read more

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Heres the situation...

We have a DSL connection coming into the hub...have all the computers but one with network cables running to them...

We have a netgear wireless router...is it possible to hook this up into the hub to supply wireless connections into the existing LAN?

Planning on attempting this this evening...anyone have suggestions or hints, tips ect. I should be aware of. I am reasonably competent to attempt this...not a lot of experience with networking though.


A:Wireless Network Inside existing LAN?

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My current network set up goes through a wired hub with a Mac, and 2 win XP computers and i something add my laptop to one of the extra ports. I bought a Microsoft WiFi MN-620 Kit that comes with a MN-510 and a network card (for laptop) MN-520 I tryed everything in the setup and it isn't working. The computers notice the basestation but it won't connect to the internet.

My current set up goes like this


Do you think DCHP (i dunno what DCHP is) would have anything to do with it.

Another intresting fact is that if i just switch the wires from the hub to the wireless router without installing any software the internet works for about 10 seconds.

Thanks in advance,

A:Wirless into Existing network won't work

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Hello, i would like to get some files off of another pc on my internet but i cant connect to the homegroup it just asks me to create one, i resently got a new router but im still with the same provider just a new router, please help soon.

A:Cant Connect To An Existing Homegroup Network


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this is my network information on the desktop PC

Physical Address: 00-18-F3-37-97-B4
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
Lease Obtained: 2/17/2008 12:53:37 PM
Lease Expires: 3/2/2008 12:53:37 PM
DNS Server:
WINS Server:

how do I go about settig it up??

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Hi, I have just bought a new Dell inspiron 1501 laptop, with Vista home Premium, and Dell wireless 1505 connection.
In my house I have an Acer laptop and a mongrel PC both operating on windows XP, and using a Netgear DG834G 54 Mbps Wireless ADSL Firewall Router.
When trying to connect my new Dell Laptop, it has found my home network which is Unsecured, but keeps coming up with a message "Windows cannot connect to malc_home"
Can anybody out there help in laymans terms as I am quite new to computers. Many Thanks.

A:Can't connect new Laptop to existing Wi Fi network

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Situation: I set up a wireless home network that currently includes 2 computers. I want to add my main desktop (Dell Dimension 4700, Windows XP service pack 3)) to the network; currently, the desktop is connected via ethernet.
I've tried to run the Wireless Network Setup Wizard but am getting nowhere. I don't see the wireless network "bubble" on the lower right of the screen, either, which I think is the crux of the problem.
How can I get my desktop to a)recognize the existing wireless network and b)connect to it?

A:Joining an existing home network

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I am looking to configure a subnetwork that will consist of several serial to ethernet servers connected to wireless router. Once the network is configured, I need to attach it to existing networks, where IP address ranges and subnet masks are not available. Could you suggest what class of network (A, B or C) i need to configure and what is the best way to have a stable universal wireless network that can be attached and will work with most if not any existing network. thanks

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Hi, I have a wireless network which currently works fine, but is limited in range. I want to extend this upstairs where I also have a desktop with no wireless card.

The current network uses a Linksys wireless G - WRV54G router. I can use a laptop or desktop1 to connect to this with no problem, wired or wireless, apart from the limited range.

My second router is a Buffalo turbo G WHR-G54S.
This is positioned in range of the other router, and is connected via wire to desktop2.

I have read various threads and searched the internet but haven't cracked the problem yet.
The IP address of router1 is with the DCHP range
Gateway to the modem:

So, on router2, There is a switch on the router auto/bridge, it is now in bridge mode
I have set the IP address to
Channel is set to 11, same as router 1.

I am unsure what to do further than this.

If it helps, both desktops are running vista, and both laptops XP pro.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

A:Adding Router to an existing network

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About 2 years ago I bought Belkin router to set wireless connection from modem to 3 PC's at my apartment. But recently I learned that I have to secure it, to set a passworded setup. Where, in what utility I can do it ?


A:How to secure existing wireless network ?

Hi George1234,

You may secure your wireless network thru your router's setting by following this Tutorial. Please use the highest network encryption which is WPA2, make sure that you apply the same security setting to all your wireless devices in your network with the proper pass-phrase.

If for some reason, you're having a hard time connecting your wireless computers to your Belkin router, please follow this Article on how to manually connect to your SSID (wireless network name).

An update will be nice.

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after turning my computer on, i receive this message: "Duplicate User On Existing Network"I click the ok button and it brings me to the Log on Page. its never done that before and i am the only user. i click on owner and it says: "logging on and loading preferences". within a few seconds it says: "logging off" and brings me back to the same log on screen. it never loads my desktop. i've tried clicking the [x] button but that produces the same results. no matter how many times i try to log on, it never does. also, restarting my computer does nothing to help the situation.

A:Duplicate User On Existing Network

Is there a router involved?

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I just bought a new HP Notebook (G62-225DX), I have try'd to connect through the icon on the lower right and even had Verizon try to get it going (online), but no go. I can see my network and it says: Strength - Excellent, Security type - WEP, Radio type - 802.11g, and it has my SSID. I can see it say connected, when i try to connect, but then it disconnects. It always has 5 green bars.....I use Fios for internet and 3 computers connected wireless and two connected through wire. I will keep this computer connected by cable, but I want it to have wireless if I need it and when I travel. I took it back to best buy, but they show'd me it works on thier wireless net work, just not on mine.

A:Can't connect new laptop to my existing network!

When it disconnects, does the entire network card disable? Or can you go right back and access the network, and reconnect without restarting anything?

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what would be the best settings for my network card ? The reason i ask is i read somewhere(i forget where) that Configuring this will help in online games ping and lag wise. Thanks

windows xp sp1
cable modem
netgear fa310tx erthernet

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A:Configuring my Network Card

Download an app called Cablenut, or go to http://www.dslreports.com/ and run their tweak test. They also have a couple of tools there that might be of interest to you, such as Dr TCP. The tweak test will give you some recommendations for changing your settings if needed. Cablenut will do similar though it will give you the option of applying the settings for you.

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Okay, I have a small home network using a D-Link wireless router.

I have 3 boxes, 1 - WinXP, 2-WinServer2003, 3-WinServer2003

Right now they are setup and share an internet connection but that is about it.

box1 is my main PC for games and work and has a USB printer haooked to it.
box2 is my webserver
box3 will eventually be my webcrawler/email server

What I want to know is, can the 3 boxes share the 1 USB printer?
Also I would like to configure the network so all 3 boxes can access a shared network folder for passing files back and forth.

I am not a network guru by no means, it took me a while to get my current setup so any guidence is very appreciated, also the more 'dummy proof' the better.

So if anyone can tell me how to acheive this setup or point to some articles that can I would be very grateful.


A:Configuring Windows network

Enable/Disable Windows File & Printer Sharing:


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Anyone know a website that tell u how to configure your network card to work properly? If not can someone explain what i need to configure in my contorl/network or network neighborhood/properties.


A:Configuring network card..

o yeah BTW i have DSL, Windows 98 Plus...

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First of all, my computer is the main gateway for access to the internet and I have one other computer which uses my internet and is locally networked with my computer. The other computer's IP address ranges between and

I just installed ZoneAlarm Security Suite and when I first ran it, it asked me to allow a network and I added it into the internet zone. It had the IP address as, so I assumed this was the local network. But even though I allowed this, the other computer can't connect to my network nor get internet access from my computer. I have also checked the 'This computer is an ICS gateway' option, yet the network still doesn't seem to work and I also have an IP range between and in the internet zones section of the firewall.

I also have Windows Live Messenger at Super Trusted Level, yet it still doesn't connect...

Could someone please tell me why it doesn't work?

Thanks for your help.

A:ZoneAlarm: Configuring Network


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