Network problems

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by phigity, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. phigity

    phigity Guest

    i have 2 computers i want to network together. both are running win xp. i have a netgear router to share internet access between them. so i have cat5 running from the cabem modem to the router and cat5 from the router to each computer. i ran win xp's network setup wizard and it completed on each computer but i can't share files. i really need to move some files around tonight. can i share files and internet access with a router? or do i need a hub or a switch? please, need help fast.
     
  2. Gary Pandher

    Gary Pandher Moderator

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    umm the shared folder..when you click on my computer..the files in there i think those are the ones that you can share...
     
  3. phigity

    phigity Guest

    you can share any folder or drive you want.
     
  4. oDin

    oDin xp m0nk3y

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    yep sure can.
     
  5. phigity

    phigity Guest

    ok i have a new setup now. i have the cable modem going to the router and from the router going to each computer. the only way i can share files between the computers is to unhook computer 2 from the router and hook it to a 4-port hub. i installed a second Ethernet card into computer 1 and ran a cat5 to the hub. so my problem now is i can either share internet access with both computers through the router but no file sharing or i can have internet access on computer 1 and be able to share files but no internet access for computer 2. need help bad. thanks!
     
  6. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    That sounds really strange. It should work with the first setup. Make sure any firewalls are of, and all computers are in the same workgroup.
     
  7. phigity

    phigity Guest

    how do i turn the firewalls off?
     
  8. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Right-click on your network connection > Properties > Advanced tab. There it is.