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Q: Solved: Configuring A Wireless Home Network

I have a desktop computer that is connected to my ADSL modem and printer, and it is also connected to a wireless router. My laptop computer, which has wireless, can connect to the Internet using the desktop's ADSL modem and router without any problem, but I would also like to be able to print from the laptop, as well as share files between the desktop computer and laptop.

How can I do this? Can someone please post some detailed instructions?

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Hello. My question is almost identical to Tanna's -- except perhaps for the details of my goofy system. Should we discuss here or should I start a new thread?

I have an ancient desktop (Pentium III 500 running Win98SE), attached to my wireless router (Westell 327W) attached to my DSL service. Just bought a lovely new laptop (running XP). The laptop's wireless connection is hitting the DSL flawlessly (which I sure don't want to screw up) but I'd love to know what I need to set up in order to network the two computers as well.

Just like Tanna, I'd like to, from the laptop, access the desktop's printer and scanner, as well as transfer files amongst the drives in both computers.

Do I need a separate wireless card for the desktop, or can I already do this through its ethernet card? Will I have any problems unique to the XP & 98SE coexistence? Etc. Etc.

Thanks in advance for any help, as I'm "old at" computers, but new at networking!

-- Randy

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Although this post isn't strictly related to an issue on my computer, perhaps it can still be addressed as it deals with the general security of a network. The physical setup of the network (which does provide for fully functional internet access) is as follows in terms of wire connectivity:

The wireless router is connected via an ethernet cable on its WAN port to a LAN port on a wired firewall. This wired firewall is connected to the modem via ethernet from WAN to WAN.

This configuration as previously stated provides for internet access. My question however, is if the external IP address on the wireless router is protected by the built-in security features of the wired firewall (once having enabled them in the firewall's web-based utility), or if the firewall is simply acting as a switch, in that it successfully relays the connection from the modem to the router without implementing its security features in the process.

If it is the latter, then I ask how to configure this setup so that the wireless router utilizes the firewall's security features properly.

A:configuring home network with firewall and wireless router

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I have very little knowledge of networking. I have had configured my home network with the help of online guides and tutorial and mainly by hit and trial, last year and it performed successfully. It may not be perfect but it worked and this is how it has been working.

ADSLModem provided by ISP (PPOE and subnet mask ( DHCP enabled range ( to 192.168.80) and default DNS by ISP. UPNP enabled (but nothing configured here and in NAT as well, as things were working fine so I never touched it) Wireless (OFF)
NOTE, I can't tell if my ISP registers Mac of this modem to authenticate the services)

LinksysWTRG router with DDWRT 2.4 installed with auto 'configuration DHCP' (guess this enables connections from the SETUP1 for WAN, hence IP, subnet mask, gateway and DNS LAN setup; ip
Subnet, gateway DNS by UnblockUs.com to access Hulu, Netflix etc outside U.S. NAT services and UPNP enabled with nothing specifically mentioned to forward the services to.
Wireless enabled. And DHCP Server enabled for LAN IP to

16 port switch that is hosting Roku, Bravia LCD, 2 NAS and a windows seven Laptop wired. All the devices on the switch are connected to Setup 2 through wire and wireless, like iPhone, iPads etc.

TpLinkRouter set on Dynamic Ip configuration with auto Ip for wan and for LAN. With subn... Read more

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Hi, hope someone can help!

I have a network card given to me by a friend. I need to install it in my pc which is simple enough.

However, how do I configure it once its physically in the pc? Also, does XP Home have generic network card drivers as I dont know what make the card is so have no idea of the drivers required.

Thanks in anticipation.

A:XP Home and configuring a network card

I'm using D-Link and Linksys cards in my PC's.
IIRC, D-Link for instance, specifically states to keep Windows out of the install process and to use the provided D-Link software.

I think you'll have better luck if you can get ahold of the software/drivers that came with the card.
If the CD is lost then I would go to the manufacturer's site and see what's available to D/L.


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I'm trying to setup/connect a wireless printer (HP All-in-one) so that a user can use his laptop wireless and print from anywhere in the house.

He did not have any network set-up previously.He had dialup and just purchased a new laptop (with wireless) and this new printer and has just gotten this new Rogers "Rocket" Stick. (It's a USB internet connection uses cell phone frequency.)

Normally this is pretty straight forward when conected to a wireless router.
(I brought over a wireless router to test out)

When Rogers "Rocket" stick is connected (for internet), Can I connect to another wireless home network for sharing at the same time?

Computer Vista Laptop with Rogers Rocket Stick.
I tried a couple of things.

Setup a wireless network:
1) I used the setup internet connection wizard to configure a computer to computer wireless adhoc network (appears to work for very short distances - 30 feet) I was able to print a test page but not anything else - so I thought about using my Dlink Router for greater distance (if it was a distance thing as indicated.

2) I setup the (Dlink) wireless router as a standalone wireless network - not conected to the internet (configured it) and then configured my HP printer (wireless) to connect to that network. I successfully configured the printer via wizard to connect to the found network.
- I then connected to this wireless network and added the network printer (using it's HP Wireless wizard) - it found it ... Read more

A:Solved: How to - Wireless Internet & Home network with wireless Printer

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Hi there, I use Wireless internet for both my pc and laptop, and connect through my BT Homehub. But whenever I open the wireless connections tab, it always shows a Talk Talk Wireless option along with the BT one which I use (and sometimes a 3rd connection that is unknown to me).
I think my network is secure, as I have to put a network key in before it will connect to the internet on the PC, but when I connect to the internet on the laptop no key is required, (so unsure a bit now) but I just wanted to make sure that the Talk Talk connection and the other one that is showing, is not somebody who can see all of the files on either my pc or laptop.
Just wanted some advice really, to make sure I dont have anybody viewing my files etc. Thank you in advance.

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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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Ok.. so here is the situation...

I get Wireless internet from my service provider, (they send out a wireless signal and my computer picks up on it and uses it with its WAN card).

What I want to do is use my wireless router to get the signal, and then send the internet via LAN cable to my 2 PC's. Does anyone have any idea of how I go about doing this? And what is the best way to set up the Wireless Router???

(Here is an overview of what I Wish to accomplish

Wireless Internet Signal
..{ (wireless signal)
.|_________pc 1

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i just brought a belkin 802.11g that runs 54mbps, but we i got it to work it, but it displays 11.0 mbps... it;s download speed is only 20k. how do i configure it properly?

btw my router is alos belkin 802.11g but it;s in my basement and my computer is two floors up....(might be a factor). I also heard that by installing sp2 it will make wireless connection run faster, is it true?

p4 3.2
asus p4c00-e dlx

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I downloaded Kai xlink. Dont know if you know what it is but it helps get a game online.I downloaed it and my internate connection goes away and then it is lost. I go to "view wireless connections" and it says windows it not running you wireless network settings. What ever program thaat is running it run that program. I uninstalled Kai think it was it and it was. I dont know why it is running my network settings but then I had to go and make windows run it. I have never heard of someone having this problem with this. Any help would be great.

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I am having difficulty getting my HP Officejet Pro 8500(A910) configured to save digital faxes to my Iomega 2TB Home Media Sever (cloud edition). My home network is setup through a Linksys E4200.

I was able to successfully configure it to save to a folder on my PC, but I do not want to leave it running 24/7.

I believe the breakdown is in the Authentication part of the setup... It asks for the Windows username and password, which works fine for the PC setup but not for anywhere else. Do I use the UN & PW for the home media server if I'm saving to one of its folders? If so, how do I correctly type the path? It is communicating with the folder and leaving an alphanumeric file saved inside the folder when I use the 'save and test' option, but it breaks down from there.

I've spent nearly 6 hours on the ph with HP tech support and engineers, but they do not have a resolution.

Does anyone here have a suggestion?

A:Configuring digital fax to network folder located on a home media server

You should investigate how communication goes between HP and your PC, NBT (port 445) or Netbios (139). After investigate how do you communicate with Iomega. Most often those home servers are linux based, what means it can have samba server inside.

How you see folders of this home server? I believe in both ways path should look like \\device_or_PC_ipaddress\sharename in same way you saved now faxes to your PC... same way to show path, only IP address will be different

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Is it normal that you pick up the signal better in different rooms of the house, in my room the connection speed is 54Mbps, but in my living room (just down the hall) its 11mbps, and in my kitchen (right next to my room) the connections none existent.

The wireless router is above us upstairs (where the main PC is).

Any help or advice on how to improve this would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Wireless Home Network

Joe;It has been my experience that your signal strength can vary from room to room.When I had my laptop connected via wireless connection in one room,my connection strength was weak.I moved it into another room about 20 feet closer to the router,and the signal strength is now consistently excellent.
The other thing you could try,if possible change the channel you are using to communicate wirelessly.This is normally done from the router's admin /setup page.

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I hate to ask the same question all-over (I'm sure of this ), but I'm having trouble understanding/setting-up my home network so that I can print on a printer that is connected to another desktop. Do I need to install the drivers etc... or can I somehow just discover it on a (my) home network. Any help will be appreciated! Thanks again

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On the host computer you need to enable file and printer sharing and share the printer. Then on remote computers you need to connect to the shared printer. Since you have menitioned no OSes here is a general guide: Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition

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Hi, im buying a new computer at the end of the month, and am linking it up with my current computer to share my broadband connection. what im wondering is if i can transfer any files from this computer to my new one? ill be getting a router and a receiver, but im not sure of the exact abilities of it!

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I've got a bit of a problem I'm having trouble solving. I have a Desktop which I'm trying to network with an EeePC for the purposes of internet connection and file sharing. Both are running Win7 Ultimate. I'm using a USB Mobile Broadband dongle on the Desktop, and a crossover cable between the two. Now, I can get the file sharing set up no problems with the Homegroup feature, and internet connection sharing works fine too. But my concern is that for some reason, Win7 is lumping the 'Local Area Connection' for the crossover cable and the Mobile Broadband connection together as the same 'Unidentified Network'. I've attached a screen shot to illustrate.

I don't like this. It means that in order to set up a homegroup (which is the only way I've been able to figure out how to get the file sharing to work), I have to set the 'Unidentified Network' to the 'Home' location. Considering this includes my connection to the internet, it really doesn't seem secure at all, especially if I enable file sharing.

Does anyone know how I can split the two connections ( the Crossover LAN and the mobile broadband) into two separate 'unidentified networks', so I can apply the 'Home' template to one, and the 'Public' to the other? Or any other means of setting up a secure crossover network with a shared internet connection?

Thanks in advance

A:Configuring Crossover network sharing and Wireless Broadband

Seriously? Not one reply?

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We recently moved our desktop PC and router to a different location on the 2nd floor of our house. Ever since the move, I am having trouble getting connected with my laptop, depending on location, time of day, who knows what else. Laptop uses Vista Home premium, and we have now replaced the router with a Linksys 802.11n router after listening to advice. We have it set to WEP. Also installed card in laptop to give laptop the 802.11n speed as well. (Never had connection problems before this move.) I have trouble connecting to the home network, and to the Internet. I also lose connectivity periodically as well. The desktop machine has Windows XP. Our ISP is Time Warner cable, which is connected to the Linksys. We know the connections are correct because it works sometimes -- like if I sit in the same room with the router. Or at the top of the steps! But at my 1st floor desk the signal strength is often Poor or Fair and I can't connect. If I go to where the connect is Very Good and connect, then I can move to my desk and keep working for some amount of time before losing the connection. We started with an 802.11g Linksys -- does the 802.11n really make a difference? We have seen no change. We have tried moving the first router slightly in the room -- didn't help. Any suggestions? I need this connection for work and school!! The router is in this room because this is where Time Warner is coming into the house.

A:Solved: Erratic wireless home network

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Wireless network connection drops out from pc to router.

No obvious line of site interference, microwave is nearby but not in line of sight, and running or not has no impact. Corldless phone base station was line of sight but has been moved, and in use or not has no impact.

Distance between pc and router is < 3 meters.

Belkin 4 port switch/wireless router. Various pci wifi cards tried with differing chipsets, with updated drivers, with stubby, wired and 5dbi gain antennas. Signal is 100% when checked.

And different pci slots on the various cards tried although it has a unique (non shared) interrupt anyhow.

Standard XP Home install - new pc with all updates and motherboard drivers applied.

3rd party config utility and windows zero config utility tried.

WPA PSK used.

All auto ip and dns settings used, and also manually configured ip, dns used (replicating auto numbers gained from "ipconfig /all" command.)

Right clicking the wifi icon in the notification area and repairing the connection brings it back, more quickly when manual network settings are used.

Disconnections most frequent immediately following start up, after the initial successful connection.

On one of the cards config utilities I noticed a surge on an interference meter as a disconnection occurred but none of the subsequent cards tried has shown this meter.

Next doors wifi is visible (but locked down), but has no impact whether up and running, or actively being used to browse. No pre n prod... Read more

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Following the procedure given in "Help and Support", I established a home network between my desktop computer and my laptop in the next room. It allows me to access from my laptop files in My Documents of my desktop and also flash drives in the USB ports of my desktop.

I neglected to include, when establishing the network, my printer, which is connected to my desktop for access from my laptop.
I have tried to add it by clicking on "sharing" in the Printers and Faxes area of Control Panel. I selected the printer and in the File pull down, I clicked "sharing". My laptop was booted before I began this effort. I went into the next room to see if the printer was among "My Network Places", but it was not. I rebooted my desktop to see if that effected the sharing of the printer, but it changed nothing.

What must I do to include my printer in the network?

A:Solved: Cannot add printer to wireless home network

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I know this is alot to ask but could someone tell me step by step how to set up a wireless network, Here is what I want to do,

My Friend has a Windows XP home sp2 computer and is hooked to DSL.
His son has an Windows XP Home spe computer in the bedroom.
They have never been networked.

So what I would like to no is do you get a wireless router and then go from the walljack to the modem then modem to router?
Then would I have to change his NIC card to a wireless NIC card?
and put a wireless NIC card in the son's computer also?

If that is the case is there anything that needs to be turned on in there computers to get wireless to work?

It is just from the living room to bedroom probably 30 to 50 feet so they would not need anything inbetween I wouldn't think.

anyway if someone could tell me what they need for hardware and then how I set it up and what I need to set on each computer would be great.

Then living room computer would be the host and the bedroom the client.

Thank you very much to whomever will take the time to tell me step by step.

A:Solved: Windows XP HOME SP2-How to set up wireless network

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i've problems connecting to my wireless network. i do not face this problem in the past until recently i've some problems with my laptop. after i re-format my laptop, i faced with this problem.

here are some of the images i took. hope it helps on your understanding.

i need help!

A:Solved: can't connect to home wireless network

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My laptop will not connect to my wireless network, it only gives me an "Limited or no Connectivity" message. My wireless network does appear on the windows "Wireless Networks" screen, but when I try and connect to it it gives me that message. I have already entered the network key from the bottom of the router. Me router is an e-wire home portal 1000HW. I know that I am not doing something right from my , but since I am no pro with this stuff I cannot figure what it might me. If you all can give me any step by step instructions as to set up the network I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

I am running windows xp in both my desktop and laptop. I am able to connect to other various wi-fi networks (ie. barnes & noble).

A:Solved: Cannot connect to home wireless network

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.
Make/model of the broadband modem.
Make/model of the router (if any).
Connection type, wired, wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc.)
Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

I suggest disabling encryption on your router to see if you can connect, then enable encryption as a separate step. Also, use only the HEX key option for WEP, don't use the passcode option. If possible, use WPA encryption.

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Yesterday my computer disconnected from the Internet and wouldn't reconnect. It said that something was unplugged. I have a home wireless network with several computers and the others still work fine, so I assumed it was a problem with the PCI Adapter (Edimax IEEE 802.11g Turbo Mode). I bought a new one (Tenda TWL541C(P)), but that doesn't work either. It installed OK and I set up the wireless network without any problems, but it just says "Card Unplugged" and Site Survey is greyed out, so I can't get onto the network.

Please can someone tell me what I need to do to get back online?


A:Solved: Can't Connect To Wireless Home Network

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Hi all,

Before we start:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16340 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 84839 MB; D: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 809338 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 810548 MB;
Antivirus: None

Additional info on my machine:

I was surfing yesterday when all the sudden my connection dropped. I have never been able to reconnect since then (see attachment "Network" for current state).
Interestingly enough, all my other devices connected to the same network continue to work perfectly fine (2 phones, 1 tablet). Only the PC seems to refuse to connect.
Prior to this issue, all 4 devices were connected on the same network for 2+ years without any problems at all.

What did I try?
Pretty much everything that I could think off and found on internet, including:
Check that the password I entered was correct
Reboot computer / modem
Deactivate / reactivate all possible configurations of network cards
Uninstall / reinstall Wireless LAN Card drivers (including newer versions of the drivers)
Update motherboard / chipset drivers
Virus and malware scans with AVG anti-virus
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A:Solved: Cannot connect to home wireless network... after trying everything I could !!

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I have cable internet. A wireless adsl router is plugged into it. An internet cord is then plugged from the wireless to the usual computer (windows7). The internet works fine on this one.

I've just bought a laptop (macbook) and it picks up the wifi network that was set up, I can log in and it then seems as if the internet is ready to go. However the internet does not work. I've gone into AirPort and thought maybe I needed to input my static IP, subnet, gateway, and DNS into it so I set it to configure IPv4 manually and did that. The internet still doesn't work.

The proper desktop computer doesn't have a wireless card in it as far as I know so doesn't pick up the wifi (which is why I've wired it up to make it work). But I didn't think such a card would be necessary when I only need wireless for the mac (which already has one and clearly sees the wifi).

What is happening!?

A:Solved: First time wireless home network

a few things to do
Take off any wireless secruity you have set on the router - use the desktop cables to log intothe router and see if any encryption is on wireless section

I dont know the MAC commands for the equivalent of ipconfig /all that you would use on a PC - i will try and find some instructions......hopefully a MAC person will answer
EDIT { ifconfig - a } appears to be the equivalent command

but start with encryption that can cause a lot of issues
Next make sure the firewall on the MAC is not blocking access, switch the firewall off - see if that helps

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Hey everyone out there...I am having some real problems with my wireless network. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. Recently, I got a virus that I couldn't ever completely get rid of. As my (very dumb) solution, i reinstalled windows. So, I have spent the last week finding the drivers for all of my hardware, and it is almost back to where I want it. I do have a few questions, however.

My main problem is that I can't connect to the wireless network at my house. It is a secure wireless network, and I was always able to connect to it before. Now, I type in the network key, and in the "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility" it never gets past "authenticating". I find this strange, because I am able to connect to my neighbor's wireless network, that is unsecured. I have a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. Because I can connect to the neighbor's wireless, I am guessing it's not a problem with the drivers? And other computers in my house can connect to the network in my house, so there isn't a problem with the drivers for those?

Other things that are abnormal, and I think could be causing problems, are that under the "Device Manager" and "Other devices" there is a yellow question mark by "Base System Device". Also under "Device Manager -> Other Devices" is "SM Bus Controller", which has a yellow question mark by it. Finally when I got to "Local Area Connection -> Properties... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to my home wireless network

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I have a problem with my home network. I just bought a new laptop (dell 700m) with intergrated wireless technology. I also have a desktop and it is "wired" to a speedstream modem and the modem is connected to a D-link (wireless router). I can get both to connect to the internet and share files but I cant get connected under a secured connection. My virus software always detects some unknow cpu on my connection. How can I secur this connection?
Thank You

A:Solved: Problem with home network/ wireless connection

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Hi, I'm trying to setup a home wifi network. I have had some experience in the past with this but I'm a bit rusty. My ADSL modem (netgear DG632) has an IP of I configured my wireless router (DLink DIR615) IP to The subnet masks on both are Initially I reset each device to its factory settings and then configured each of them separately and then hooked them up together. Now I can connect to the Wifi but I can't access my router's setup page after everything is configured. Neither can I access my modem's setup page. How do I resolve this? What IP's do I need to assign for each of them such that I can access each device's setup page when everything is connected?

A:Solved: Home wireless network setup issues

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I recently upgraded my wireless router from D-Link DIR-615 to D-Link DIR-685. Before the changeover, all of my devices were connecting to the router, although I had several problems with dropped connections, etc. The devices in use were:
- Desktop computer
- Laptop computer
- All-in-one touchscreen computer
- Netbook
- iPhone (original model)
- HP TouchPad tablet
- Sony Blu-Ray player
- Two internet radios (Aluratek and Livio)
- Wii

ALL of these devices were connected wirelessly to the network. When I set up the new router, I used a different network name/SSID, but kept the same security key/password. All of the router settings were kept the same (e.g., WPA-2, etc.). After the new router was up and running, every single one of the devices listed above connected (after an initial setup with the new network name, of course) EXCEPT the All-in-one/touchscreen computer. I've tried over and over, and it refuses to accept the security key/password. (The desktop, laptop, and touchscreen are all running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium.)

After doing some research, I tried some suggested solutions, but nothing seems to work. Nothing on the problem computer has changed since it was last connected to the old router. I checked the "Properties" of the network device on both the Desktop (which has no problems connecting) and the Touchscreen, and they are identical: WPA-2, AES, etc. And I'm 100% positive I'm entering the security key correctly. I've rebooted the... Read more

A:Solved: One device won't connect to home wireless network

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Computer "A" is a desktop PC, XP Home, SP2. This computer is connected directly to my wireless router.
Computer "B" is a notebook PC, XP PRO, SP2. This computer shares my internet connection through a wireless adapter card.

I am able to share my 802.11g internet connection but there's a problem with folder and printer sharing. Computer "A" is able to fully access "B" but "B" cannot access "A". "B" sees "A" (just the computer itself, NOT the shared folders or printers) but when I try to access "A" I get a message stating "\\computername is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permission. Access Denied".

I followed the instructions using the Wireless Network Setup Wizard but can't seem to get things working. I've tried turning off my firewall but it makes no difference. Can anyone suggest what might be wrong?


A:Solved: Home Wireless Network - Access Denied

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I had my home network set up, and it worked just fine. Desktop w/ XP Home (SP2), laptop w/ XP Media Center (SP3), Linksys WRT54G &#8211; desktop hard-wired, laptop wireless. File sharing, printer sharing, all good. Explorer.exe file on laptop corrupted, had to burn out the hard drive and recover/reload. Now can&#8217;t get network back up. Set up fine (apparently) on desktop, but can&#8217;t make the connection with laptop. Have run network setup wizard several times, tried every different permutation I can think of with my low level of tech experience. Wizard on laptop seems to set up network, but desktop MSHOME network only sees desktop, and when I try to see MSHOME with laptop, it tells me it's unavailable and to ask network administrator, may not have rights, etc. I saw you help another with similar problem, but haven&#8217;t been able to get her fixes to help this one. What should I try next, or what further info can I give you?

A:Solved: Can't restore wireless connect to home network

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I've just got a second hand laptop (Advent 7066M, Model No. SIM2000 Notebook PC). I can't work out to my home wireless network. When I go to device manager under "Network adapters", there's a red cross through "PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter" and under "Other devices", there's a question mark with an exclamation mark on top of it next to "PCI Modem". I've tried installing the network related stuff from C:\Applications, but that didn't seem to help.

Please could someone offer me some suggestions for getting online?


A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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Hello, I have been experiencing some problems on my home network. I have problems with AOL, FTP and steam online games like counterstrike, team fortress 2, and day of defeat. I get these problems about 3/4 of the time, and 1/4 these programs will work.

When I sign into AOL I get a message saying "Could not connect to authentication server:
Windows socket error #10060". On FTP about half of the time I am not able to connect, and I the connection keeps timing out. On the steam games, when I open up the game dialog, I don't get the auto-retry option that is normally available. I tested these problems on other computers at my house and the same behavior occurs.

A:Solved: Problems on a DHCP wireless home network

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Bought a new laptop with wireless card. Can connect to the internet through the Linksys broadband router. This router is connected directly to my desktop. (Both run on XP home edition)

I think that I have done all that is needed to set up the in-home network. I have some folders in the desktop that I set up as shared and I can access them using the laptop. I had set these up as shared files quite awhile ago so that I could share with my old windows 98 PC.

Last night I decided to add more folders for file sharing,so I right clicked on them, went to sharing and security and turned them into shared files. But using Windows Explorer on the laptop, I do not see these new folders. How is it that some old files are shared yet the new ones I want to add don't want to cooperate. What have I overlooked ?



A:Solved: file sharing - wireless home network

I don't know about using Windows Explorer, but what happens (if you have these in the same workgroup) if you (on the laptop) go into My Network Places, click on view workgroup computers, and then double click the desktop's icon?

Or, if you're not using same workgroup, what do you get with
Start - Run - \\desktop - OK where 'desktop' is the desktop's name or IP address?

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I hardwired our home with Cat5 cable to 14 different ethernet wall outlets throughout the house. I would also like to have a wireless router located in a central location to handle any wireless connections we might need.

Our ISP is provided through the telephone company as a DSL system.

We currently operate 2 desktop and 2 lap top computers with the expectations of expanding it with 3 or more in the future.

I need internet access to all computers and a common shared printer for at least 1 desktop and 2 laptop computers.

My system contains:
1 - Dell Dimension 2350 Desktop computer
1 - Dell Dimension 8300 Desktop computer
1 - Dell Inspiron E1705 Lap top computer
1 - HP Lap top (Business use attached through VPN)

All running Windows XP.

1-HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer (802.11g and Ethernet ready)

DSL Modem - Westell Model E99-610014-03 Rev G
1 - Netgear Range Max Dual Band Wireless N router WNDR3300
1 - Netgear ProSafe 16 port Gigabit Switch GS116

I need to know the correct order in which these devices are connected and how

I've been told various and conflicting connection scenarios and need a professional solution so everything works as expected.

My own personal connection configuration thoughts are:

1. Internet to DSL modem
2. DSL modem via ethernet wire to 16 port Gigabit switch.
3. Gigabit switch via ethernet wire to wireless router.
Gigabit switch via ethernet wire to wired computers.

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A:Solved: Building a wired and wireless network in home

Either way will work. HOWEVER, I would suggest putting the router between the modem and the switch simply because it will enhance your network security. Your router will then act as a gateway and help keep your data secure from prying eyes. Then connect all your internal wired devices to the switch and use the wireless only for wireless devices. Your internal network will still operate at the speed of your switch internally, but all internet will only go as fast as permitted by your ISP. Which, being DSL, is not likely to be much faster than about 3 Mbps, YMMV.

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Hey, let me start off by saying I hope this post is in the right forum.
I have a house that has a top view kinda like this:

Now, the red dot is the place that I currently have my modem/wireless router(a Zyxel P-600). It is placed on top of my desktop, and an Ethernet cable directly connects it to the desktop. However, I recently purchased an iPad which I would like to use just about anywhere in the house, especially the room with the diagonal entrance-way. It's not just the iPad, though, there's also a Macbook Pro, an iPhone 4, and a BlackBerry Curve, which will be using the wifi, though not more than one or two at a time.
My brother purchased a Belkin F7D2301 router, which has much better coverage than my Zyxel, intending to fix the problem. At present the Belkin is connected to my Zyxel via Ethernet, since it doesn't have an inbuilt modem of its own. The Belkin still isn't strong enough for the iPad and other wifi devices to be used comfortably in the farthest rooms. Therefore, I thought of leaving the Zyxel where it is (for my desktop) and placing the Belkin at the Green point, while still connected via a long Ethernet cable. I would like to know if this is a good solution, especially since it would require a long cable, and some work to correctly pin up the Ethernet cable along the walls.
My father would rather that I used a completely wireless device at the Green point, so I was wondering ... Read more

A:Solved: Home Wireless Network Setup Advice

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connect vista to wireless home network

how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system

A:Solved: connect vista to wireless home network

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When i access my homenetwork summary page there are unkown wireless connections that are connected to my home network. I'm unable to use a wireless security encryption key because apple computers are unable to connect to the internet with the encryption key on.
The Question:
Are there any methods or programs for booting or disconnection these unknown wireless connections?


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I have recently set up a wireless network at home, so that I can share files and a printer across different PC's. Currently I have 2 PC's on the network - Studio (a PC) and Laptop (a laptop!!)

I have enabled file sharing on Studio so that certain folders are visible and accessible by the Studio and Laptop machines. Access to this works fine. However when I try and do the same on the Laptop, everything seems OK until I try and access the Laptop machine from Studio. When I go to My Network Places and then View Workgroup Computers, I can see Laptop, but when I double click on it I get the following error:

\\Laptop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path was not found.

Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong, or what I need to change in order to access the laptop?

If it helps to know, the Studio PC is cabled to my wireless router, and the laptop accesses the router across the wireless network. Both machines are running Windows XP Home.

Thanks for reading!

A:Solved: Connection problems on home wireless network

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I have two computers setup for home network. One a desktop and the other a laptop. The laptop OS is MS Home XP /wSP3.
The desktop OS is Vista 64bit. I want to be able to share files between the two computers. On each computer I setup from the network wizzard. The XP Home setup did not ask for a password setup. The Vista did have a window for a password. I entered a tipical password. I viewed the list of network on the connect to screen and my work group is listed. waiting to get request to connect. When I attempt to connect the computers, I get a message that I need to use ascii charters or hexadecimal charaters. My simple password I guess is not going to work. In this use I perfer not to use passwords. Can someone help me?

A:Solved: password problems with my home wireless network

Are you talking about connecting your computers to your wireless network? Or about enabling file sharing on the computers, which are already connected to your router?

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I have a password protected wireless home network with my main PC, laptop and Wii authorized to connect. I noticed in Network & File Sharing - a computer "KEN63VY4H1". I cannot open this computer or login to it. To do so, Iit requests a password and user and I can't. I am the administrator. I have Windows Vista and a Netgear Wireless N router. What do I do? Is this dangerous? I tried shutting everything down and restarting and he is still there. Can you please help me??

A:Solved: Unknown Computer on My Home Wireless Network

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A205 S5000 laptop. Started having problems last April. All of a sudden wouldn't connect to the internet. Bought a new router (Netgear), and since, have found that the old one (Linksys) still works fine. Every other device in the house (laptops, iPods, wireless desktop, e-readers) can connect to my home network/internet without problem. This laptop says it's connected, but I cannot get on the internet, not with Internet Explorer, aol or Firefox. In Device Manager, under Network Adapters, one item had a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it next to "Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2. When I double click it says "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)." Then I went to Windows Updates, and found a bazillion updates that failed...I think because when I couldn't get the internet on the laptop I just stopped using it for several months, and it was never powered up or turned on to get the updates. I tried to download the updates, it went throught the process, said 19 updates done, but then it said 19 failed. As far as the Linksys mentioned above, I have since given it to a friend who just got high-speed internet, took the laptop to her house, and after she typed in her network password, MY laptop connected right away. So, I know it wasn't the router to begin with, and I know that the laptop wireless IS still working. Can you help me with this, PLEA... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to home wireless network

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I have recently bought a new router, old one had the wireless antenna loose and not always making connection. So I had a working network setup with all the devices that I am about to describe before the new router.

Computers on network:
- a desktop Win 7 (wired connection)
- a desktop Ubuntu linux (wired connection)
- a laptop Win 7 Starter (wired and wireless connections)
- a laptop Win Vista (wired and wireless connections)

When all devices are connected with wired connections
- all devices connect to the internet fine
- all devices, including the Linux machine, can share files

When the two laptops are connected via wireless connections
- all devices connect to the internet fine
- only the desktop (wired) machines can share files, the laptops (wireless) cannot see any other devices in their 'network'

While I was setting up the new router I did however change the wireless SSID to something else but I left the WORKGROUP the same on all devices.

I have called the router's tech support and I think they either did not understand the issue, or that I have something configured improperly since they tried to pass me off to paid support (for a device that I just bought last month).

Thoughts, suggestions, tips?

A:Solved: Wireless devices cannot share files on home network

Many routers now have some kind of "wireless isolation" feature. When enabled it prevents wireless devices from "seeing" wired devices, and maybe even prevents "seeing" other wireless devices. Browse the user guide or the router's configuration pages for any hint of a feature like this.

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We have two laptops at home which connect to the same wireless network. I just took one of them on a roadtrip and when I got back, I could no longer connect to the wireless network - I can't even "see" the connection. It keeps saying "no wireless networks were found in range." (obviously I am posting on the other laptop!)

I suspect that my frequent connecting to other wireless networks while on the road may have squirreled up the wireless settings but I have no idea how to fix it!

Thanks for your help!

A:Solved: Can't connect to home wireless network after travelling w/ laptop

Assuming that your SSID broadcast is enabled try a System Restore to when the connection was working.

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Why did I ever try Windows 7. Driving me nuts!
Anyway, the challenge

I have a 3 PC router based workgroup network. 2 PCs are XP SP 3, one PC is Windows 7
When all PCs are wired, everything works just fine. All PCs (W7 and XP) can see and share files with all other PCs (It took a bit of doing but I got there eventually)

If I try to connect the W7 PC wirelessly,
* the W7 PC cannot access/share files on the XP machines
* the XP machines can see and share files on the W7 PC
* The W7 PC can access the router and can ping the other PCs

There is no firewall in operation on the XP machine

What do I need to do to get the W7 machine to access/share files on the XP machine via wireless connection?


A:Solved: Problem with Windows 7 wireless connection to home network

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I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Home network for file/printer sharing: desktop-wireless router- laptops

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