Network AND Workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by rsf3535, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. rsf3535

    rsf3535 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I use my laptop to connect to a network at work and I'd also like to use it to connect to a workgroup (3 PCs) at home. I'm running XP. Is it possible to configure the laptop to easily log on to either?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Sure, do you use a domain at work? If so, that would be easy. All you would have to do is create a local account on your laptop so you could logon without the domain, and into your workgroup. Please provide more information, such as your Operating System, Current Network Setup at home, and if you use a Domain at work
     
  3. rsf3535

    rsf3535 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks for the reply . . .

    My operating system is "windows XP" . . .

    My laptop is currently configured for work: when I go to "System properties" and "computer name" tab, I see the computer name and the domain. When I log on, I see my user name, password, and "log on to:" (which is the network name, and cannot be edited). I have created a location profile (using IBM access connection) for home to attempt to configure it for home. It seems to see my home network (when I open the wireless connection status at home, I see signal strength, speed, Ip address, etc.), but I cannot connect to any of my home computers or printers (does not appear to see my home workgroup)

    My home commputers are all connected via a wireless router. Some of the drives and all of the printers are shared. When I go to "System properties" and "computer name" tab on any of my home computers, I see the computer name and the workgroup name.

    I'm not sure how to create a local account. I'm concerned that if I change the domain name to a workgroup, that I will mess up my connection at work.

    Thanks,
    Bob