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      Networking Problems

      Hey all, me again!

      Right, I have 3 computers, 2x XP and 1x ME. I want to network them all together which I was able to do with my old router. I can access the Internet on all of them (not great on the 2nd XP, but I will look into that).

      So how do I get them networking again, i.e me being able to print from this computer with the printer connected to the ME and to get a file from the other XP onto my XP

      I look forward to a respose,

      Rob


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      Question Re: Networking Problems

      All i did with a similar setup was make sure all pc's have ipx/spx protocol on them and file and printer sharing. Make sure the folder or drive you want to view / copy files to is shared by right clicking on it and selecting sharing and security and share the drive / folder on the network.

      Other than that just make sure all 3 pc's are showing in your router attached devices or wirlessly, also make sure you have assigned 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.4 in the dhcp config part of your router.

      Thats all i got and it works fine using 2 desktops and 1 laptop.

      Good luck

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      Re: Networking Problems

      Thanks for the reply.

      Anychance you can go into more detail with how you do the ipx/spx protocol. I have files which are ready to share, from the previous rooter, i.e. Shared Pictures, Music and some Work stuff.

      I have .2 .3 .4 for my attached devices, but I dont understand the next stage you said.

      Thanks alot
      Rob

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      Re: Networking Problems

      its the ipx/spx protocol in the local area connection your router uses for the network.

      On windows XP goto control panel and network connections. In there right click on local area connection and select properties, the window that is shown is the protocols used for windows to communicate. you should have all the boxes ticked and you should have one saying IPX/SPX/NetBIOS compatible transport protocol like i said make sure they are all ticked obviously including file and printer sharing. If some are not installed just click on install and for file and printer sharing select client and you'll find file and printer sharing in there, For IPX/SPX/NetBIOS compatible transport protocol select install again and select protcol and it should be in there.

      When installed your pc should share files.

      Try it between both the xp machines first to make sure they work then set about the ME machine ( which can be a pain ). Also if it does not work then goto network connections again in the control panel and select network setup wizard and select this computer connects to the internet through a gateway and let it run the wizard ( you may have to do this on both XP machines )

      1 more thing. Make sure the folders you have shared have the picture of the hand resembling the file sharing is set on this folder.

      Let me know if it works.

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      Re: Networking Problems

      Right, I have done that and not much has changed.

      On the other XP computer, it recognises mine, but wont allow me to access any files on it (You do not have permission....)

      On the ME computer, I installed the IPX/SPX/NetBIOS and when the PC loads up, I now get promted to enter a password and network name, which I dont know.

      The ME computer doesnt access the network tho.

      Cheers

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      Re: Networking Problems

      The ME computer does not need a password. Just leave blank and click OK. Windows will continue to load.

      You need to set the sharing permissions of the drives you wish to share on the network. Open My Computer on each machine and right click against each drive. Select Sharing and security. Follow the prompts.

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      Re: Networking Problems

      Its just annoying every time you turn it on, getting that promt up and my parents are wondering what its for.

      Is there any way to turn it off then?

      Still cant get it networking ...

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      Re: Networking Problems

      not really a sky issue go to netgear but. to set ur ip addresses from the router is a bit too much detail to go into about IP reservations related to MAC addresses, if u want to know PM me. easiest way if u don't connect wirelessly is set ur IP addresses on each computer again for details PM. ONce they prove no conflicts you've gotta go to ur disk and allow sharing. Do this through computer management or follow the wizard. make sure each computer has a unique hostname. ie. one guy bought three acer laptops same time and all were given the same computer names so they couldn't communicate. It pays not to buy in gibraltar. Ur main aim when u get file and printer sharing installed is to at least be able to see the other computers in my network places. If it's not installed or u can't login again this is the most important number in ur life (except lottery numbers) 08705010100
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