network

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by trackrat, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    Hi, I have 2 computers networked through a D-Link router, I can access the intanet on both but cannot get them to see each other even though I followed the set up instructions to the letter. Both are running XP home.
    I need to get access to the printer and the shared files.
     
  2. vonschlieffen

    vonschlieffen Tsar

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    Have you run the Network Setup Wizard? You can reach it by opening up "My Network Places" and selecting "Setup Home Network" or something like that. Try that, and if that doesn't work, make sure that you have the right network protocols installed on each machine (my laptop was missing NetBios, causing me to pull my hair out for a while) All pcs have to be using the same workgroup, by the way, which you can set when you run the wizard, I don't think it matters what you use, as long as it is the same for all of your network computers.
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    don't run the networking wizard, it usually screws things up.

    Diasble the XP firewall, give the computers unique names, they do not have to be in the same workgroup, but makes things easier. Make sure you Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the advanced TCP configuration. That is it. Assigning static IP's should also make things easier. Check connectivity with pings.
     
  4. trackrat

    trackrat Birmingham UK

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    j79zlr, thanks for that reply, but as I have never done this before can you give me some simple instructions to follow. As you said the network wizard did not do the job.
    Regards Alan
     
  5. trackrat

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  6. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    do not bump threads please...
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    what do you mean by 'bump' threads?
     
  8. Graebob

    Graebob Generally Random

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    adding an irrelevant reply to a thread to bring it back to the "new posts" area of the forum
     
  9. trackrat

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    Apology

    You have my apologies PseudoKiller, I had no idea I was in the wrong but I will now for future reference.
    Regards Alan