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Solved: cannot share file over wireless router!

Question: Solved: cannot share file over wireless router!

ok here is the deal. My modem is connected to my Wireless router (belkin) which is connected to
1. My Desktop (through ethernet cable)
2. My Laptop (through WiFi)

I ve tried out a zillion tutorials n guides to 'share files' between my Desktop and Laptop. Nothing works...!

i ve tried with the firewalls turned off, network wizard, typing \\PC\Folder on the browser... etc etc....
Any help ll be appreciated,


i m able to ping the router from my laptop, but i cant ping my Desktop.

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Answer: Solved: cannot share file over wireless router!

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Hi y'all! Just installed wireless network cards in 2 desktops and also have Samsung NC110 Netbbok on wireless.
I want to file share betwween all 3 and have managed to form a wireless network using XP wizard.
My query is this;- Is it possible for all 3 computers to access each others c drives?

At the moment I am just putting files into SharedDocs. Also, the host is able to access SharedDocs on the other 2 pc's on network, but the said 2 pc's cannot access SharedDocs of host.

All 3 pcs show up in View Workgroup Computers.

Host is cable modem to internet.
Netbook and 2nd desktop connect to internet via wireless router.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Wireless file share query

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Hi guys,

I need some help, I recently just brought a mobile wireless broadband modem as it is my only means of accessing the internet. This shows as a dialup connection.

I have a Asus WL-520GC wireless router with dd-wrt firmware on it. What I want to do is share my dialup usb internet connection to my wireless router where I can then use my ipod touch and xbox 360 to access the internet from.

Please help I keep on getting stuck.


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I use this router to share an internet connection between 4 computers.

This is the only thorough description I can get for my router (TP-LINK WR941ND):

I don't understand all the technical language. I just want to know---can I set up a wireless file sharing network between my computers that currently share an internet connection?

I've been searching online for solutions for 2 days to no avail. I hope someone here could help me. All the configurations on my router are very technical and there is no user-friendly/intuitive GUI to guide me.


Answer:Solved: File Sharing with Wireless Router

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can i share files and photos between 2 pc that are on a a wireles linksys wrt110 router. both pc are hard wire connected to the router?

Answer:Solved: file sharing using wireless router?

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I have printed out sheet after sheet off the Internet on setting up a wireless network and sharing printers.I have followed the instructions to the letter and I still cannot get either a network link or a printer link to work.Can any one tell me in simpleton's terms how to do one or both of these what seem to be simple tasks. That is until I try it. Regards Bruz

Answer:Cannot share printer through a wireless router

Which operating system, because in Vista I did it with three printers on three machines in two minutes.Make sure that you have turned on all the necessary sharing options in Control Panel\Network and Sharing on all machines you want involved, they should be obvious. If not Vista then I'm afraid memory is a bit dim now.

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I am trying to set up a simple home network whereby I can share files between 2 pic.PC 1 is connected via cable to my 02 router.PC3 (upstairs) is connected to the 02 router wirelessly. I don't have any problem with the internet connection but I've run the basic network setup wixard for XP - which is frustratingly vague on real detail - as was my Google search- all I can see is the PC i'm using in Network places in the wireless PC which isn't much help on it's own.I want to be able to share using the 02 router as go between (one wired/one wireless) or is that not possible?

Answer:Wires/wireless share using 02 router?

Have a look click here

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Purchased a D-LINK DI804HV router and two DFE-530TX network cards for my two computers. Ran set up and installed everything, and I have access to Internet with both, and can print off of the same printer with both, but I have not been able to access the files from one computer to the other.
I have both W2K and W/98 set up on both computers, though I mainly use the 2K at boot on both computers. Am I doing something wrong, or is this something that can not be done? Can I access the files off Computer #1 from Computer #2 and visa versa?
Thanks ever so much

Answer:can't file share with router

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How do you and can you setup 2 Computers, one with Windows XP, the other with Windows 98, to share files and printers over a Linksys Router? Don't you need a hub?

Answer:How to File Share with Router

Please do not post your question in more than one place. Your answers will be scattered all over and people cannot see whatall you have tried.
Plus it tends to p*ss people off!

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Hi! I looked through the tutorials and didn't see anything quite like this so I'm wondering what needs to be done to get this working.

I had C0X internet hooked to my modem, had the modem hooked to my wired router and the router distributing the internet to my desktop and two xboxs, and my laptop was just picking up free wireless internet (much faster than what i was paying for!).

So I canceled my C0X subscription and I'm wondering this: can I receive wireless internet for free on my laptop, then send this signal via ethernet cable to my router, and have the router distribute the signal to my desktop pc and my xboxs? i'll attach a picture of what i'm talking about if you need it.

the laptop is winxp sp3 and the desktop is win 7 x86 ultimate...

i ran the internet connection sharing wizard on the laptop on the wireless connection and went to use the usb drive to configure the windows 7 but it says 'netsetup.exe is not a valid win32 application'... so i'm not sure where to go from here... in the network map on 7 ultimate it lists the desktop, the switch, the gateway and the xboxes, but it says no internet...if there's already a link i missed or someone who's done this successfully, please let me know.. thank you!

Answer:Share a Wireless Connection to a Wired Router (XP to 7)

Are you saying you are using someone elses internet access so you cancelled yours? Do they know you are using it?

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I am finding that my internet connection via Pdanet (tethering my Android phone) on my PC is faster than the satelllite connection via my wireless router. I am trying to find out if there is any way for me to share my Pdanet internet connection via the wireless router. I have tried ICS and have found it does not work and the Pdanet support FAQ confirmed my suspicion that ICS could not be used to share the Pdanet internet connection.

I have my Android phone tethered to a PC with Windows 7 64 bit OS via Pdanet. The phone is Android OS 2.1, so making it a wifi hot spot is not an option. I have also tried rooting the phone and using Wireless Tether but found that my phone lacks the necessary networking to make Wireless Tether work - so that's not an option either! Pdanet works fine and is actually quite fast.

What I am wanting to do is connect to my Linksys router and somehow allow my Pdanet internet connection to be shared with other PCs via the router. Thought about creating a network bridge between the Pdanet modem and Linksys, but when I click on the 2 connections the option for network bridge does not even appear. Perhaps Pdanet will not allow it? I don't know. So my next thought was to connect my PC to Linksys and somehow route my Pdanet connection back through the router. Is that possible? I have read some things that talk about hard wiring the PC to the router but don't want to do that if I it's not necessary as it would mean relocating my router w... Read more

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Answer:Can't share internet via wireless ADSL router

Try click here on both laptops....

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Hey everyone,

I have been having a LOT of issues with Time Warner Cable recently. Yet again, my internet is out. They will be sending a tech out tomorrow to resolve the issue.

While I have my macbook and can connect to my cousins internet nextdoor, my dad is out of luck. Here's an idea that came into my head...I just don't know if it will work...

In the past, I could connect to my cousins wireless internet, share it over the mac's ethernet port and then connect a PC to the macbook. This will give that computer an internet connection.

I was wondering, could I do the same thing, but instead of connecting a specific computer to the macbook, could I connect my router's WAN port to the macbook's ethernet port. I figured this would kind of make the macbook act as a modem.

I did give it a shot, and the router's data light WAS blinking. However, the computers connected to the router could not get an internet connection. Is there anyway I can make this happen so all of the computers have access for the next 24 hours?

The one thing I noticed is that the mac was giving it's ethernet port and IP of 169.x.x.x. Could that be a problem?

Any suggestions of if I can get this to work is appreciated!


Answer:Share laptops wireless connection for router?

The problem with doing as you suggest is that you have no DHCP server on the network segment between the Macbook and your router. Does the mac have the ability to bridge the network adapters ( wireless and wired) like windows does? If it does, then I would connect the wired port on the macbook to a LAN port on your router. This would effectively make your router operate as a switch that is an expansion on your cousin's network. You would have to turn off the DHCP server on your router.

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Answer:How do you get wireless router to share Internet connection?

Correct/Latest Drivers for the wireless card?

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Answer:Must computer network to share wireless router?

Then do not network the 2 comps.

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I want to share my internet connection to the wireless router just for the wireless feature, sure I could connect the ethernet cable to the router but the router is 10/100 and my internet connection is 1000 so I'd lose a lot of speed. I have 2 network cards in my PC and I've connected the ethernet cable to one of my network cards and another cable to my second network card and to the wireless's router internet socket.
I tried selecting the Local Area Connection that has the internet and tried the "allow other network users to connect through this computer's internet connection", but then I can't access the modem through

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Any help on how to achieve this ?

Answer:I want to share the internet connection from PC to a wireless router

Connect the 2nd router to one of the open ports of the first router, this makes it then setup the wifi. That leaves three ports open on the first router that is 1000.

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Answer:Share wireless with 2 wifi cards to router?


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OS: Windows 7

Desktop connected to the internet via usb network adapter
The desktop has a lan card

How can I setup the OS so the wireless internet connection is shared to the lan connection to a router to the router can receive an internet connection.

Answer:How can I share a internets wireless connection to lan via router

First off you really don't need that router. Second you have to use Internet Connection Sharing which basically turns your Host computer into a router for other devices that are connecting through it. You would need a switch to connect more then one device and that router can be made to work as just a switch.

Read up on Internet Connection Sharing.

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My PC connects to the internet through a Netgear RangeMax access point. My roommate's computer, which is a few feet away from mine, gets poor signal and we are getting latency issues in WoW on her computer (while mine has none) and we both have the same wireless NICs (US Robotics). However, my signal is good and I have no issues in WoW.

Is there a way I can simultaneously connect to wireless and my Linksys wired router and connect her computer to the Linksys and share my internet connection through it somehow?


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Dear friends

I need some help on adding an additional computer to a home network.

At present, I have a Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router. Two computers are connected to it. The main computer, a desktop is a Pentium IV 1.5 Ghz computer connected via an Dlink NIC card. The second computer, a Fujitsu laptop 2.4 Ghz 512 Mb computer is connected wirelessly to the router. Both computers can see each other fine and can connect to the internet with no problems.

The problem came up when I added another computer to the set up. It is a Celeron based computer with a Realtek NIC card. I coonected it via the NIC card to the same router. It is able to see the two other computers in the network. The main problem is the internet access. For some reason, when I connected the third computer, my internet access through the main computer is pretty much gone! I can't access the internet. The third computer can't seem to access the internet also. When I detach the lan cable from the third computer from the router, the main computer accesses the internet normally!

Question: What things should I be checking on the :

a. router settings
b. third computer settings
c. main computer settings
d. Possible conflicts

Any help would be highly appreciated.


Answer:Inability to share internet access through a wireless router

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Just bought this belkin router. Linked one computer through LAN and 4 devices through WIFI

For some reason my WIFI devices are not able to read or detect connections to the LAN network..

Can someone help me with this ?i found a similar thread but not sure how to work this problem out

Answer:Belkin Share Wireless Modem Router WiFi and LAN not linked

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check these links for more information.

Belkin : Support : Setup Assistant for Routers

Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security

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Hello Everyone,

I've just bought the cheap AT&T 6800 Plug & Share 108MBs Wireless router and PC cards. On my main PC I am having no problems what so ever. On my girlfiends PC I am having an extremely annoying problem when I connect to the network wirelessly.

When I plug the AT&T PC card into he PC and connect to the network I start to get pauses about every 5 seconds and the pauses last for about 1 second. Now the pauses aren't a pause in a download, it pauses the PC like just moving the mouse around the desktop it will pause every 5 seconds.

If I disable the wireless card and use my ethernet card wired directly into the router I don't have any problems at all, runs perfect.

I'm connected to the correct SSID using 64-bit WEP encryption on channel 11. The PC is about 2 feet away from the router. I just did a fresh install of Windows XP and updated it up to the latest, including SP2.

Does anyone have any tips or ideas as to what I could possibly do to correct this? Please let me know.


Answer:PC Pausing ever few seconds with new AT&T 6800 Plug & Share Wireless Router

If you are using Windows XP's "Wireless Zero Configuration" service as your wireless software, try installing the AT&T Wireless Utility instead and vice versa. I have a card at my house (not the same brand) that worked for about a month using the Wireless Zero Configuration tool but then suddenly started locking up the computer (rock solid).

When I disabled Wireless Zero Configuration and installed the utility that came with the card it worked flawlessly.

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Hi folks,
Just had high speed cable installed direct to my leased office space and been told I don't need a modem. So bought Linksys BEFSR41 Ethernet/DSL router with 4-port switch, which I've used to get PC and laptop online and receiving/sending e-mail. Problem is, PCs can no longer view each other on network or share their printer/copier. Had no problem when we used a plain, 4-port switch with private IP addresses (but that was in the days of dial-up!).
Router is configured with IP address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask and Primary & Secondary DNS entries, plus host name, all supplied by the cable company.
Desktop and laptop are system type X86-based PC with SMBIOS Version 2.3, Desktop has Pentium 4CPU 2.40GHz, 256MB. Running Zone Alarm Pro.
Laptop Intel Pentium Mprocessor 1300MHz.
Both running Running XP Pro V. 5.1.2600 and Norton Anti-V.
Copier/printer has TCP/IP, IPX/SPX facilities. SMB Protocol & HTTP are enabled. I know the name of the SMB workgroup and the HTTP ports. Used to use static private address on TCP/IP.
Just want to get the file/print sharing back up, but not sure of best way to do this, now that LAN is configured to use Auto IP address. Maybe I can go into the router's config and get them to talk to each other that way, via ports? Or maybe it's much simpler than that. Either way I'd appreciate any advice you can give. VERY impressed with the forum and sorry I didn't know about you guys earlier, befo... Read more

Answer:XP file/print share problem with Linksys router

Since the Linksys is operating on a different Subnet from the other network (network behind a network), you would have to either "Port Forward" the ports for the printer that is needing to print to the other network, and vice-versa, or open a DMZ for the particular IP that the printer is on.

Since you are in a leased office, I take it the network you are on in the office that you are sharing with others already has a Router and Firewall. If that is the case, I would hook the Router Lan to Lan, do not use the WAN port, and you should be fine in connecting to the other network. Just do not hook anything up to the WAN port.

Other option would be to get a switch if you do not need NAT translation due to the above mentioned.

Some good reading:

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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

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

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I have setup the belkin wireless G+ MIMO router and both computers (PC Compaq Presario SR5085AN and Laptop Compaq Presario 2100) and I have access to the internet from both computers, but try as I might I cannot get the two of them to talk to each other please help

Answer:Share files xp home laptop (wireless) to PC Vista (Wired) via Belkin router

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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HI All,
We have set up three users in a home network where one person holds all the files on their PC and that folder is shared for access to everyone.  It is a remote location so no need to have it too locked down.  I haven't created a homegroup but can
if that changes things.  the issue is that at the moment two people can open the same file at the same time without any message about the file already being in use - then the rule of "last person to save the file" wins.  Is there any way
- by settings on the PC, or by using homegroup instead, or by using a third party tool - to prevent this from happening?

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Computer #1 - laptop with a belkin wireless G pcmcia card, running XP pro

Computer #2 - desktop with kingston NIC, running XP pro.

Router/DSL modem - Qwest 2700hg-d advanced networking DSL modem/router.

Problem: I cannot connect and share files from either computer.

From both computers I CAN:
go online,
ping the other comp,
ping addresses on the www,
see the other machine in the workgroup,

From both computers I CAN'T:
see the network shares in my network places
When I open view workgroup computers the other machine is there but when I click on the icon I get "\\ [comp] not accessible. You might not have oermission to use this network resource. contact......"
and under that is:
"Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

Any help on this probles is greatly appreciated in advance!!!


Answer:Can't file share between wireless and wired

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I can not get file share to work between my wired computers and my wireless computers. File share works perfect between the wired computers, and works awesome between the wireless computers, yet not between the wired and wireless.

I have searched many forums and several people have the same problem, yet no one seems to have an answer. I have spoke with LinkSys several times, yet each time no success in understanding the problem. I can only speak with support techs who have a language barrier and no seeming understanding of networks, just simply reading the que cards.

I have done the following:

1. made sure they are all on the same workgroup.
2. I can ping all the computers from each computer.
3. I have made sure that file share is on for each computer.
4. I have made sure that I am not using peer to peer, Ipconfig /all
5. Since all the computers are using WINXP home, the only option is to use the default "simple file sharing".
6. **note just added** I have no 3rd party firewalls. I use only the windows firewall. I have tried with it disabled and enabled.

I am seeking any help to make this happen.

Using a linksys wrt54g-tm router.

Answer:Wired & Wireless File Share

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I have a Linksys WRT54G router, Westell modem, and BellSouth DSL. Not surprisingly, the router doesn't work (I don't think I've ever actually owned a router that works). I can access the configuration and the wireless network is working, but I can't get an Internet connection. I have it set to Automatic DHCP.

I don't know if this might be part of the problem, but this seemed odd to me: my computer has the same IP whether it's connected to the router or the modem, but the router has a completely different IP when it's connected to the modem:

Router to Modem:
Computer to Modem:
Computer to Router:

I have no firewall. The connection works when the computer is connected directly to the modem. Obviously, I've already tried resetting everything.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Router doesn't share DSL

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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I have winxp running on both my desktop pc and sony laptop which are on ethernet / wireless network using Linksys WAG54 modem router.I can surf on the internet from my laptop using the wireless connection but when try to locate files and print documents from my laptop through my desktop pc, the laptop is unable to access my desktop pc.The laptop has Nortons firewall installed & desktop pc has winxp firewall on it. I can ping IP addresses from my pc to laptop but not laptop to pc.All file share options on printer and network files on the pc are enabled. Any assistance would be appreciated since tearing my hair out trying to sort out a simple procedure.

Answer:Wireless network file printer share problems

Given that the Windows ICF can hamper file sharing (I know; ironic isn't it?!) you should kill it off forthwith. Either using no firewall or, if your nervous, use Kerio (which I have found, after much experimentation, to be about the most networkable firewall available. And it has a free version).That'll be a good start.Step two; learn to network with Norton Firewall (and good luck with that; it can be done, as another forum member found recently with some hard work, but it's not as easy as it should be).Also, remember that when a firewall blocks or limits functionality in a workgroup, it's not actaully a bad thing. It's designed to do that and it's then up to you to fine tune the network permissions to suit your needs.For example, my network consists of my office PC and laptop, plus my wife's laptop and the family PC. I have used the firewall settings to create one-way access between my PCs and the other PCs; my PCs see each other's shares freely, but the family PCs cannot see my shares even though I can see theirs.

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Ok, I recently moved into an apartment with an ethernet link all ready to go. I was told that I could use my Linksys BEFSR41 wired router to share this connection with my other pc (before I moved in). Now that I am here, and trying to set everything up, I am having problems.

I have the cables right.. ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router, separate cables from 1 and 2 slots on the router to the pcs.. and in network connections on the pcs, I am getting LAN connected. On the host pc, I also have a Internet Connection gateway above the LAN connection.. it says "Disabled". I tried right clicking it and selecting Enable, and it tells me that it is connected but it still reads Disabled. And of course, neither pc can access the internet.

I have tried contacting the apartment manager for more details about the ethernet, but I was told rather brusquely that the management only supports direct links and not routers. At this point I feel I am being given the brush off in this matter and am unlikely to get further, useful information from the office. That is why I have turned to this community to help me resolve the problem.

Things I have tried:
Powered down pcs and router for several minutes, and then powered up router, waited a couple minutes, and powered up pcs.
Checked settings on both pcs; verified that they will never try to dial a connection and LAN settings have no options checked.

Other facts:

Ethernet link is working, as when I have just a direct connection... Read more

Answer:Solved: How do I share my ethernet link with another pc through a router?

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hi all i'll try to explain this as best as i can... i'm trying to setup a second router but first let me explain what my first router is for

router1: this router is connected to my cable modem and all my pc's/iphones/devices connect to this wirelessly and there's nothing else connected to it other then wireless devices

now my main computer is connected wirelessly to this router (router1) via a pci wifi card and it's also connected to my xbox 360 via a crossover cable via the pc's built in lan card and what i want a second router for is so i can connect another pc to my main pc that has no wifi card and 2 xbox 360's so i connected my pc to the router and the second pc and both xbox 360's (all in the lan port not the internet port) so they can all share my main pc's network/internet

and i've got them setup like this:

local ip ""
subnet ""
dhcp = on
starting ip ""

pc1 (that connects to this router) wifi settings:
gateway ""
subnet ""
ip ""

*all other devices/pc's that connect to this router via wifi use auto settings and work fine*Click to expand...

and here's the second new router:

local ip ""
subnet ""
dhcp = on (also tried off)
starting ip ""

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I have a DG834G Router at home and if I'm repairing PCs I often have 2 or 3 plugged into Router at same time and sometimes my stepdaughter has her wireless laptop on too.

Is there a way I can allocate bandwidth so I can have a stable connection for each user?

At the moment we get intermittent "kicking out of IE" problems when all connected at once.

Grateful for any help.


Answer:Solved: Can I share bandwidth between users on DG834G Router?

You would need a more advanced (and more expensive) router that had specific Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities to limit and balance Internet traffic between connected computers.

Make sure that you are using at least WEP (WPA is better) encryption for the wireless access to the router. That will prevent anyone nearby from accidentally borrowing some of your bandwidth.

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Is there a difference b/w a wireless router that will hok up to a broadband modem connection and one that will link to a cable modem connection ?

I was planning to buy the linksys wrt 54gs but i have a broadband modem which connects to the telephone jack at one end and to the rj45 jack on my notebook for which i also need to buy a nic card. is that the correct one to buy ?

Thanks !

Answer:Solved: Diff b/w wireless bb router and a wireless cable router

Yes. The key is the RJ-45 on the modem; you need a broadband router with a WAN ethernet port. That model will do fine. And you'll then connect the laptop to the router via wireless or a straight ethernet cable. You may need a cross over cable to go between the router and the modem.

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I've just moved and had to set-up a new Internet connection at the new premises, and I've hit a couple of problems.

I have three computers, all wireless-enabled, who are all currently able to connect to each other wirelessly and share files, et cetera. So, the wireless network is fine in that regard.

But, when I plug the wireless router in to the ADSL modem, I cannot get the Internet connection to be shared. If I directly plug the ethernet cable from the ADSL modem in to any of the computers, the Internet connection works fine - just not if it's connected via the router.

I have attached a screen-capture of what I'm seeing on the configuration page for the router ( When I try to click 'Connect', the page refreshed a few times, and then stays as 'Disconnected'.

If anyone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

Answer:Solved: Getting Wireless To Share Broadband Connection

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After going through all configurations outlined in both XP help and my ISP directions, I still can't share my printer from the other computers on the network.
Printer is connected to the computer with the wired internet connection; and I have no problems sharing the DSL connection (through wireless router) from the other network computers ... just can't share the printer. Any suggestions on what I might be missing?

Answer:Solved: Share printer on wireless network

Welcome, slg321.

Some of the things you are missing:

1. What operating system(s) are on the computers.
2. The printer brand and model.
3. What you have done so far to enable file and printer sharing.
4. Whether the other computer(s) can access shared files on the printer-owning computer.
5. Any error message(s) you've encountered.

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I'm having trouble sharing folders on an external drive over my home network. The drive it attached to a desktop, which is wired into my modem. The 2 laptops in the house are unable to access anything on the desktop... giving an error message that they do not have permission to get into the desktop.

I posted a Hijack log because the computer is also being ridiculously slow, and though I don't think they 2 problems are connected they may be.

Answer:Solved: File share problems

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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.

Answer:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.

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Recently I purchased a new wireless N router, and have moved the older wireless G router downstairs, where I hope to be able bridge a connection between the two. Google results, ironically enough, have suggested Googling instructions on setting such a thing up.

Connected to this computer (which is upstairs) is the new one, a Belkin Wireless N model no. F5D8236-4 Version 1. Downstairs the the old Linksys Wireless G model no. WRT54GS Version 6. I have a friend who works a lot with networking, who is skeptical of the idea, but Googling it has returned hope that it is possible. The main dispute is how.

Here's the setup: This computer is wired to the Belkin router, which is wired into the modem and is also currently hosting the house's wireless network. The Linksys is downstairs wired only to my Xbox 360. My attempts at even trying to find where to configure these routers have proved pathetic, so I've been driven here.

Could this work, and will it work with these two routers? If so, how do I go about it?

Answer:Solved: Wireless Router to Wireless Router Connection?

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Hello. I have several computers networked to a Belkin N1 Mimo Wireless Router. I can share files fine with the computers connected via an ethernet cable to the router. The problem is with the wireless computers and laptops. I can access the internet perfectly when I'm connected to the router by wireless means. I cannot access the wireless computers and laptops, however, to share files with them. I'm not sure what the problem could be. I would appreciate some help. Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Can't Share Files Using a Belkin N1 Wireless Connection

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Setting up a wireless network at my boyfriend's. He has 2 PCs both running XP Home SP2 and has a D-Link DSL-G624T router with a USB dongle in the 2nd PC.

Network itself is set up fine, the two computers can see each other and share files. The only problem is that I can't share the internet connection.

I went into Network Connections on the PC that's plugged into the router and opened up the Local Area Connection properties, looked on the Advanced tab, and the Intenet Connection Sharing bit is missing! How on earth do I share the connection without it?

Sorry for being clueless, but I really need some advice.

Hope I've provided enough info.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Answer:Solved: Can't share internet connection over Wireless Network

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My goal is to be able to share files between my two pcs via a home network. One pc is a desktop machine running XP, wired to my router. The other pc is a laptop machine running Vista, connected wirelessly to the router. Using the Network Setup Wizard on the desktop machine, I created a home network for the main purpose of being able to share/transfer files between the two pcs. I have had only partial success so far; I can share files from the desktop machine to the laptop, but still cannot share files from the laptop to the desktop.

For one thing, on the desktop (XP) machine, when I go to My Network Places and click on View workgroup computers, my laptop shows up there (in my workgroup which is called Home), but not my desktop. When I click on the laptop icon there I can go ahead and open/access any files from the laptop which I've allowed/enabled for sharing from it, with no problem.

On the laptop (Vista) machine, when I go to Network and click on my workgroup called Home, all that appears there is my laptop icon, but not any desktop icon. However, on the laptop when I go to Network and Sharing Center and see my network there and click on View Full Map, the Network Map which appears shows the following icons: my laptop machine, AND MY DESKTOP MACHINE, an icon with a picture of a router which is labeled the name of my network, an icon with a similar picture of a router but a different color which is labeled Switch, and a globe icon labeled internet. However, when I r... Read more

Answer:Solved: xp to vista file share problem

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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I have a desktop running win xp & an HP pavillion laptop running vista. I have been doing file sharing for some time but now i suddenly get the following error msg on the xp:

\\<folder on the vista pc>\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied.

On the laptop running vista i get:

\\<folder on xp pc>\ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Notice the added line about server storage

I am the administrator & have never installed any passwords. All the folders are set to share mode. There is 20GB available on the laptop & 82 GB available on the XP.
I found some info on the net & tsg about & used regedit to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters.
& changed the IRPStackSize to 15 on each pc. FYI: the irpstacksize line was not in either registry but I followed instruction to add it. It didn't work
I have been at this all day & am totally out of ideas.

FYI: I installed some new software in the last week:
Acronis true image home 2009"
JVC power tools 2009
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Answer:Solved: cannot file share. Permission denied

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I am having a very frustrating problem with sharing files, viewing other computers on my workgroup with intermittent problems. Our home setup is 3 laptops (1 with XP, 1 with Vista & 1 with Windows 7). Now viewing the laptops from each machine via 'view workgroup computers', 'Network' (depending on which machine) all works and I can access & share files. However, intermittently the ability to view the workgroup (all on the same one) drops and I get 'Not accessible - lack of permission' errors pop up. This can last for a few minutes and then suddenly everything will be fine again. Later on the same errors pop up and then go away. Some times I got long periods where the network sharing will be fine browsing between laptops virtually all day and other times the problem will keep happening.

I use all laptops on a strong wireless LAN (using Netgear N600 router). The only quirk is that because of the thick walls in the house the wireless range struggles upstairs so I have what I believe is called a 'bridge'. From the netgear via homeplugs I run upstairs into the study and plug into another router which is not enabled a DHCP server. It has same SSID, same encryption, just uses a different Wifi channel. This all creates the appearance of one big network. All laptops and devices (such as iPhone 4) happily connect to the internet everywhere in the house happily switching to the stronger signal wherever we are in the house.

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Answer:Solved: Quirky LAN file share issues

Sometimes when there are two wireless signals with the same SSID Windows will decide to switch to the other one even if the other one is not the stronger. So, it may be the case that each computer is briefly disconnecting from the network more often than you would otherwise expect.

If the Master Browser disconnects, no matter how briefly, the other computers will then "elect" a new Master Browser. I suspect this is what is causing your intermittent failures.

My theory is that if you use different SSIDs these outages should occur less frequently, but there may be more inconvenience in switching connections as you move around the house.

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I went to a small office that has a DSL connection. It seems to be going through a router of some kind because they all have IP adresses with the first 3 octets being the same number. (e.g. I hooked up a wireless router to one of the network connections and attached 3 pc's to it. Of course they now all have addresses like Router is a Belkin 802.11g router.

Can I still share resources from the machines with the ones that have the addresses?



Answer:Solved: Sharing resources on a hardwired router with a ones on a wireless router.

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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router

Answer:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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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?

Answer: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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Greetings 2 All...

I have an issue w/my wireless just died for no reason and it won't accept the driver download from the install disc it came with. Also when I try the website, it gives me a totally different driver(Realtek RTL8192CU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter) and it still doesn't work. It says it's installed but when I try to connect it says there's no driver installed... I would like 2 format the USB adapter and then try to install but can't find a way. Any ideas out there??

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Answer:Solved: Belkin Surf & Share Wireless USB Adapter died

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Hi Guys,

Brother has himself a new laptop running vista. He can connect to the wireless router and get internet access, but we cannot figure out how to share the printer which is connected to my computer running XP sp3.

Anyone got any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Help needed trying to share printer with a laptop on a wireless network

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?


Answer:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers

Answer:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?


Answer:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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Ok, here is my problem. I have a dell inspiron 1520 laptop running xp sp. 2, a hp desktop running xp sp.2, and a linksys wireless router wrt 54g. The desktop is wired to the router and the laptop is wireless. Everything such as file and print sharing and internet works properly until I connect to another wireless network and then back to my own, then my internet sill works but when I try to access my printer or shared files I get an error message " the path could not be found". I can get it to work again by simply rebooting the laptop. I have tried disabling all my firewalls as well. Here is some more info on my setup: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Astrid>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
LAPTOP <00> UNIQUE Registered
LAPTOP <20> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <00> GROUP Registered
MSHOME <1E> GROUP Registered

C:\Documents and Settings\Astrid>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

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Answer:Solved: File and print share intermittent problem

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Curious if anyone has used something like a Virtual Print Server or something similar.
Where host computer has the Print to File device setup.
Other computers on a network would print to it and access the stored images from a network share folder.

Trying to find a way to cut out the required use of scanners where I work.

Edit: This is for Windows 7 systems.

Answer:Solved: Print to File as a Network Share Printer possible?

I didn't find a program in Windows to do what I need, but found guides on how to set this up on Linux.

Linux CUPS Server (Common Unix Printing System).

And running a PHP webserver for merging PDFs.

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My computers are struggling to see each other on my home 'network'. I'm sure it will be something stupid that I have ommitted to do. Can anyone help please?

My desktop PC is wired through a wireless router. My laptop accesses the internet, wirelessly through the router.

Both computers are able to access the internet without problem. I have WEP security enabled. Both computers have the same 'workgroup' name. Several folders are set for 'file sharing'.

I am the only user of the machines and therefore, administrator.

The desktop has never been visible from the laptop.

The desktop, occasionally 'sees' the laptop but the files can never be viewed, being stopped by a message which mentions 'administrator'

What am I doing wrong or missing?

BTW, the desktop is running WINXP Pro and the laptop WINXP Media Ed


Answer:Solved: Home Network - File Share Problem

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Good day to all!

My computer belongs to a small office network and I would like to share one file exclusively to one computer on the network, meaning that the computer that I want to share with can only see and access that file.

I use WinXP-Pro, on a workgroup, simple networking (1 hub, 1 router, 10 computers)

Help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Solved: How to exclusively share a file with one computer on a network?

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Ive got a wireless network setup between my Vista Laptop and XP box via a Netgear DG834PN. The internet is accessible wirelessly from the laptop but I am unable to share files between the two. (I have previously shared files with a friends laptop by simply plugging in the wireless dongle and allowing vista to complete the setup so I assume its an issue with the laptop settings.)

Details below. (dont have much experience with vista sorry)

On the vista Laptop -> Network Sharing Centre ->
*File sharing is ON
*Network discovery is ON
*Network type is PRIVATE NETWORK
*Public folder sharing is ON

When trying to access Network\\Laptop (My laptops name) I can view local files. When trying to access Network\\XPBox I get 'windows cannot access' error.


On the XP Box I CAN SEE 'Laptop' under MSHOME (workgroup name same on both computers as suggested somewhere else) but when I attempt to access I receive '\\Laptop not accessible'


Hope that's enough detail, im sure im missing some.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Wireless network XP & Vista (Internet works, cant share files)

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Hi guys; this is my first question on this forum.

I have put three computers onto a home network "MSHome" using the netsetup.exe wizard (which was originally copied from Computer A the first machine onto the network). Computer A has XP Media Center Edition 2002; Computer B has XP Pro & Computer C has XP Home. All OS are up to date (SP2 etc). They are all wired to a Netgear router on DHCP. Everything works well except file sharing.

On every machine the other two computers are visible on Explorer under Networks. All the computers can ping each other both IP and by computer names. All the computers are visible on "View workgroup computers" but not on "My Network Places" On Computers B & C both are visible to each other on "My Network Places" but not Computer A. On Computer A "My Network Places" does not show Computers B & C.

Computers B & C can share files with each other OK but if either try to access files on Computer A then there is a pop-up

"\\computerA is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer"

All three computers have only the Administrator active and the Guest is disabled. At boot-up none of them requests a user name & password. So far as I can tell all three machines are set up id... Read more

Answer:Solved: one computer on workgroup asks for file share permissions

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.

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I thought i saw this a few years ago, about someone that did this to their divx player.

Is there a way for a device say google tv or a divx player that has a usb slot that is meant for usb hard drives/media to share a network location as if it were were on a usb hard drive?

I thought some guy took WAP, loaded some software on it that allowed network shares to appear locally and then connected the WAP with a usb cable to the device, just wondering if there was something commercially available that does this?

Answer:USB Wireless device to share network share?

Some routers have usb slots made to do this

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I have a Dsl router(provided by my isp) and a wireless router(Tp-link).my dsl router has the ip and wireless has .I have a PC connected directly to isp router, my brother has a laptop connected to wireless router.He can access both routers but i can only access the main router.
Is there any way i can access both the routers?

Answer:Solved: Accesing wireless router over DSL router

Hi WarkaDang, and welcome to TSG,

Do you mean you wish to access the administration pages on both routers? Is so ...

Assuming your computer is using a wired connection to the DSL router and the Wireless router includes LAN ports, the simplest solution would be to plug your computer into one of the LAN ports of the wireless router.

Otherwise, you would need to see if the wireless router supports accessing the admin pages through the WAN port.
WARNING NOTE: Configuring the router to enable WAN access to the administration pages may make it vulnerable to attacks from hackers on the Internet.

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Hi to all at TSG

okay so i finally broke down and bought a laptop. I have 2 questions #1 i have a router provided to me by my isp provider for my desktop (verizon DSL ) the router has a 2 options in the back one is for a RJ45 jack, the other is a USB connection can i hook my laptop to this USB connection? ( i know it would not be considered wireless ) If so does the cable i have to buy have USB at one end and RJ45 at the other. Or USB to USB ? always had a desktop and if two people are on at the same time my wife on my desktop and me on my laptop is download and upload speed compromised or for that matter can we even be on at the same time ? Now to my 2nd question what wireless router should i put my money on or do i have to get it from verizon?

Thanx in advance to all those who take the time to respond or to even peruse these silly questions

Answer:Solved: Router & wireless router questions ?

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This seems like it is isolated enough to figure out.

So there's a home network with desktops that are wired and 2 laptops that are wireless. The 1 wireless laptop has had a fresh reinstall of windows XP + all updates.

The problem is that the laptop has problems connecting to certain sites. When we browse to some sites, the images won't dowload (i think it times out) and it shows boxes with Xs in them. some sites work fine, but some always bad.

We've tried the laptop on a different wireless network in a different location and everything worked fine. We've also tried it at the home network with a wired connection, and again it works fine. The other laptop works fine in the home network wirelessly.
The problem only happens when the 1 laptop is on wireless on this 1 router.

I have tried lowering the MTU settings.

another thing that may be related: the problem started around the same time as we initially added the 2nd laptop to the network (it may have been a few days before or after). But when the 2nd laptop is turned off, the problem persists.

Thanks for any help you might volunteer

Answer:Solved: Wireless laptop can't visit certain sites on 1 wireless router

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

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I just purchased a wireless router (Linksys) to set up as a wireless access point connected via an ethernet cable to another Linksys wireless router that is connected to my DSL modem. I know I need to connect LAN port to LAN port, but do I need a "straight through" or a "switched/crossover" cable? As I have done some reading, some directions say straight, others say switched, some don't say at all. I just want to be sure I don't have a cabling issue. Thanks in advance for any information.

Answer:Solved: Connecting Wireless access point and wireless router

Well, a crossover cable will certainly work. If either end of the routers have auto-MDX ports, a straight patch cable will work as well.

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Hello,I have replaced our old router with a new one and can't seem to get it to work.I have a Sierra Wiress 306 3g Modem, connected with Bigpond. It is working when plugged directly into the computer via USB.I had it plugged into a Netcomm router, which was ethernet cable connected to the destop and also our TIVO device. I was able to link o the internet wirelessly from my laptop - though not if someone was using the desktop at the same time. I suspect an IP address conflict was at fault here, though had no clue how to fix that.My actual problem is my Netcom router no longer works and I've had to purchase another. When I plug my router into the computer I get an error message saying there is another computer on this network with the IP address.... but I tried to change the IP address of the router, to no avail....I returned that router and got another and ended up with the same problem. Something tells me there's nothing wrong with the router or my computer, but perhaps it's my incompetence.That's where you come in...Thanks,Jennifer.

Answer:Solved: Unable to use wireless router with 3g wireless internet modem

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I have a Presario M2000 with Windows XP. I have been using a Linksys WRT54G wireless router for three years with no problems. Recently a relative, unable to find the Encryption Key, "reset" the router. It still works fine but it is now an unsecured connection.

I tried to secure the connection by running the Linksys installation CD four times. I called Linksys and was informed that my service contract, which I did not know I had, had expired. If I paid them $39.99 they would walk me through a new installation that I could make secure.

I tried to check out their website,, but it seems not to exist!

I had no idea that I would not be able to change the security settings of the router after a certain amount of time! Is there anything I can do, short of paying them $39.99, to make the wireless router connection secure?

(I am a new member and posted this question twice as I titiled my first inquiry with my user name...sorry!!!! ....wont do it again!)

Answer:Solved: Reset wireless router now can't secure the wireless connection!

That is a pretty common Linksys router and you should just be able to download the router manual from Linksys's website and go into the Web Interface of the router to setup the Wireless encryption again.

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Hi, we have our cable modem connected to a wireless router then a desktop and a laptop feeding off this. Both computers can wirelessly access the internet, but how do we setup filesharing within xp home. Each pc can see each other under my network places, but when you try to access the other pc it says "you might not hae the permission to use this network source, contact the administrator of this server to find if you have access permissions. Login failure: the user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"Please help, its driving us insane!

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Hi, i have problem sharing files from 4 pcs on my network that are connected to a router. I tried networking wizard on each one, and have successfully configured sharing in the past, but now i can only remote connect to other pcs but when i type "\\computername" i get an error "Windows cannot find \\computername.....". I configured the network with same workgroup name, ip range and subnet, removed firewall for debugging etc still no use connecting any of them. i tried googling and applying few methods but no use. Please guide.
All have Win XP pro.

Answer:File Sharing via Wireless Router

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Belkin G wireless router 2.4ghz-802.11g
Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN mini-card

I am having an odd problem with the wireless capability of my wireless router. When I first got my router I used the Software included but that did not work so I set up my network manually. For several months everything was working perfectly and both physical and wireless connections to the router were working. Recently the wireless capability of the router has stopped working, however it still emits a strong signal and functions perfectly as a non-wireless router.

The problem my laptop encounter when it is try to connect is that the connection status constantly displays "Authenticating". I have tried to rebuild the network, no effect. Have clicked on the repair button, it sits indefinilty on the step "renewing IP address". I have tried physically entering my IP address, no effect. I am positive the problem is not my laptop wireless card because it still fuctions perfectly on all other networks.

Is this a networking problem or is it just time to get a new router?

Answer:Solved: Belkin G Wireless Router, Wireless Problems

Reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure. Initially try to connect wirelessly with encryption disabled.

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I got a new Linksys E2000 router a few weeks ago. It works fine with all the wireless laptops I have in the house, however I can not get an internet connection on this particular desktop PC using a Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter.

I've tried updating the driver but to no avail.

Any help would be apreciated.


Answer:Solved: New wireless-N router won't work with wireless-G PCI adapter

Shouldn't be a problem unless you have the router set to use 'N' only mode.

What encryption are you using? Have you tried connecting w/o encryption?

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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iam new to Wireless Router and i want to get one so i started looking for one and found Wireless Router & Wireless Access Point . now i need to know which one should i get and what brand . i don't want to get the wrong thing ang wast $$$. i have one pc & one labtop and Internet access(adsl) range to cover for the pc is 60feet from the Router & the labtop is about 80feet. can some 1 help me

Answer:Solved: Wireless Access Point & Wireless Router

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I don't have access to the hardware right now, but the plan is to use a D-Link 301 wireless router as a repeater so that the laptop in the upstairs (3rd floor) bedroom can reach the netgear wireless modem/router that connects to the internet. (Ground floor)
Currently, the netgear wireless signal is detacted on the middle floor, but not on the upper floor of the house.
Is this possible?
Where might I find information on this?
I have tried Google, but have not had any luck finding the information I need.

Answer:Solved: Using a wireless router as a repeater for a wireless netowrk

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I have installed a new LinkSys Broadband Router on my system. One end of my house is not getting a real strong signal. I have my previous LinkSys wireless Access Point (not a router, just an access point) that I was going to pack away, but was wondering if there is any way to connect it to the router, extend an Ethernet cable down into the weak end of the house, and boost the signal strength at that end. I can find nothing about daisy chaining these devices together in the LinkSys manual. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Can I Add A 2nd Wireless Acces Point to my Wireless Router?

Any access point can be hardwired into a currently wired network (just make sure its IP is unique) some Access points allow you to set it up as a repeater and it then would not even need a wire. But that is only on some of the newer access points and still sometimes does not work well with encryption.

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Got a wierd problem here.

Got a Zyxel wireless modem router. The wireless part works perfect but when I plug in a RJ-45 (ethernet cable) into on of the ports and then into the network card on a desktop computer - its gets no internet. I can login to the router from the desktop fine.

I thought this was the computer it-self.

So I got a laptop, and plugged the same cable into it - still no internet connection.
(The cable was replaced with another RJ-45 - so it is not the cable - this problem is baffling me)

Any ideas anyone?

Answer:Solved: Wireless Router - Wireless Pefect but no signal from RJ-45

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Hello, I specifically want a wireless-router with an on/off switch for the WiFi itself. Ideally a switch that will stay in postion until you press it again.

Apart from that the router needs to have all round good performance. Price isnt too much of an issue.

I'd really appreicate any help. Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Need Help to Find A Wireless Router with Wireless on/off Switch

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I am running a wireless network from a Belkin Enhanced Wireless Network Router hard-wired to my Windows XP HP Compaq desktop computer. Last week I was able to set up my Sony Vaio FW-series laptop, my work IBM Thinkpad Lenovo and my wife's old work Toshiba laptop to access the internet wireless via the router and also connect to the Canon MP610 printer hard-wired to the desktop. I was happily sharing files on the XP desktop with the Vista laptop.

The following day I found that although all laptop computers could still wirelessly access the internet and the desktop was also working OK, I could no longer see the desktop from the Vista laptop and could not therefore share any files. Similarly the ability to print wirelessly from all three laptops to the Canon had gone!

Nothing had changed. I went through all the permissions I know bout, selected printer sharing, made sure all windows firewalls were switched off, set the wireless network up again, checked the Workgroups were the same, tried re-setting, checked on-line forums, and I am still pulling out my hair.

I am in now way an intermediatly-skilled user but not a novice and have been able to set up a network like this beofre but never with such frustration. Can anyone help me retain the last few grey hairs I have left.

Answer:Solved: Wirelessly connecting to XP Desktop from Vista Laptop to share printer & file

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the problem I have here is that I just got a new linksys router (wrt54gs v5) and I am now having problems transferring files between computers within my network and possibly through other networks (haven't tried that yet). I upgraded my modem and router (it was the 2wire modem/wireless router combo they have with sbc yahoo) to a speedstream 4100 and this linksys router. with the 2wire setup, I had no problems sending and receiving files within the network and outside my network. when I try it now with this new setup, aol gives me an error that says that there may be a problem with my firewall settings.

at the suggestion of the linksys technical support people I: 1) disabled my windows firewall, 2) changed my MTU to manual and changed the size from 1500 to 1400, and 3) tried to open port 5190 for aol in my router. none of this worked. linksys is passing this to aol and I can't find a technical support number for AOL IM. does anyone have any ideas please?!?!?!

thank you

Answer:AOL IM file sharing over linksys wireless router

So on my 5th or 6th call to linksys tech support, I was just about ready to return this router and stick with my old one since AIM file sharing worked fine on the old router. I tried switching to DMZ, tried opening up port 5190 which seems to be general port for AIM, and turned off the windows firewall.....nothing. with the popularity of AIM you'd think they would know right away what the problem was. and dealing with tech support guys from india named "chris" and "adam"......just give us your real one remembers that crap anyways!!!! anyways....I could go on about how much linksys tech support sucks, but here is the least in my case.

change the MTU setting to manual to 1300. it is defaulted at 1500.....that's it. 1400 was tried and after a couple more phone calls we tried 1300. if it didn't work that time I was going to return the router and go to my old one or a different brand. hopefully this helps some people out with this same problem.

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I have 2 PCs and 1 laptop networked at home
I also have a DLink wireless router with 4 output ports and a 5 port Netgear Gigabit switch. I have Output #1 of the Dlink feeding port #5 on the Netgear Gigabit switch, PCs hooked up to ports 1 & 2 of the switch, laptop to #3. If the PCs and laptop are hooked up to the switch I have no problems sharing or using internet, but I cannot share files from the laptop wirelessly (is that a real word?) :confused

I want to be able to share files wirelessly to/from the laptop through the Router and Gigabit switch but this only works if the laptop is connected to the ethernet cable to the Gigabit switch or if the PCs are hooked up to the router, but my PCs will lose the Gigabit transfer rate

Is it possible to set this up so that I can send/recieve wirelessly and keep the PCs hooked up to the switch instead of directly through the Dlink router?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:File sharing on router vs switch vs wireless

You should be able to connect a router port (LAN, not WAN) to any switch port (uplink or LAN). If this doesn't work, you may need a special crossover ethernet cable instead of a regular patch ethernet cable, although modern equipment can usually use either. You can also get a crossover converter.

You can also have trouble if the cable is over 150 feet or so, but I doubt this applies to you.

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At work I am trying to figure out how to configure out wireless router. What I need to be able to do is to have people who use wifi to be able to also connect to our office file server (which will have shared printers so we can monitor usage amongst different departments). How can I do this? 90% of the office connects through wires using a static ip. Would I need to configure the router with a static ip as well? If so, would the wifi laptops need to have a static ip as well?

Answer:Wireless router configuration for use with file server

If there is a DHCP server on your office network, the following configuration for the router and allow the connections you seek. You could also use a wireless bridge if you haven't purchased yet.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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I have a desktop PC running XP Home SP2 connected to a Linksys WAG54G ADSL Wireless Router via ethernet, and a laptop running XP Pro SP2 connected to the same router via a Linksys WPC54G 802.11g Wireless Adaptor.The internet connection works fine for both of them, but I want to be able to share files between them and the printer connected to the desktop.Due to problems with the connection, I had to manually set the IP, DNS addresses manually on the laptop.I have set the appropriate files and printer as shared, put both PC in the same workgroup, and I have confirmed they can communicate using the ping command.However, I still cannot access shared files on the other PC. Windows says I do not have permission.I have disabled Windows Firewall like suggested in other subjects, but this is making no difference.Any ideas?

Answer:File Sharing with Linksys Wireless Router

Have you shared a folder to try?Right click "my docs" for example,& share.

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i have a wireless router and desktop and laptop. my laptop runs xp pro my desktop runs win 98. I want to share files and printers between the two. They share my broadband internet connection already and that works fine.

Answer:File/printer sharing on wireless router

Windows xp won't let browse my workgroup.

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im going 2 get a wireless router sometime this week, because i just got a laptop, when get a wireless router, probrably going 2 be a Linksys, do i have 2 get a Linksys wireless card? or could it be any kind of card? thanks.

Answer:Solved: wireless router, and wireless card

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I have an Intellinet 802.11 G router, I bought a Linksys AE1000 N adapter. it says on the box that it is compatible with 802.11 A,B,G and N devices. The problem I have is the PC recognizes the default signal from the router and it says the adapter is functioning properly but they will not communicate. The computer connects fine with the ethernet cable. Is something set wrong? Thanks in advance

Windows XP Home - fresh install, no anti virus or spyware installed yet
Pentium D 2.80 Ghz
2 GB memory

Answer:Solved: Wireless N adapter to Wireless G router

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Ok, I've got a Linksys WRK54G router, with firmware 1.55.04(may 2004) and I just recently got a new laptop that uses a wireless N adapter. It refuses to connect to the router. It sees the network, but can not verify. The computer can connect, I tested it on another, newer router, and the network is working, I tested it with my PSP and DS. But still, for some reason, I cannot connect. How do I fix this? Is it an update, and if so, how?

I'm also going to need to buy a new router soon, the one I'm currently using is being borrowed. If I get a Wireless N router, will all the Wireless G and B devices be able to connect to it? Any specific models that I should get? It does also need to be able to connect to a desktop via ethernet and needs at least 1 additional wired port, in addition to the desktop.
EDIT: It needs to be capable of port forwarding, preferably with support for wireless port forwarding.

Answer:Solved: Wireless N adapter to OLD wireless G router

Yep, any decent 802.11n router should allow 802.11g and 802.11b connections.

I have a D-Link DIR-615 that's worked well for me, and they're pretty inexpensive to boot.

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I have a DSL modem with wireless capability which I've had directly connected to a router via an RJ-45 connection. I'm looking to move my setup, but because of where items are placed in the room, I have to keep the DSL modem where it's at, and I'd rather not run wires around the room. If I pick up a wireless router that contains RJ-45 ports, would I be able to have it replace my original router and have the wireless router connect to the DSL modem (obviously through the wireless connection) and have that work like my current set up? Or am I missing something altogether and I need a different piece to pick up the wireless connection from my DSL modem and connect it to my router?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Solved: Wireless DSL modem to Wireless Router?

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I have parts of an old computer (pIII 550MHz) lying around. I'm considering slapping it together for a linux project. I hear everyone has an old box that's awesome for firewall, router, and file server. My question is, does it do wireless?

Currently I have a linksys wireless router. I'm wondering if I can somehow disable the routing software in the router and use it as an AP.

Can it be done? If so, will it be difficult? If not, what will I need to buy? Probably not worth it.

Answer:Linux: Router/file server/firewall... wireless?!

Depends on what you mean by do wireless. Do you want to set up a seperate wireless zone or do you want to have it work with a wireless card in it?

As far as your wireless router is concerned, plug everything into the LAN side and don't use the WAN port. It will then work as just a AP and can still do DHCP if you want.

For the wirewall I suggest IPCop. I use it and I love it. Smoothwall is also good.

If you have the hardware already, it will cost you nothing. Just keep in mind you will need a ethernet port on the computer for each zone, so you'll need atleast 2.

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I'm looking for a good wireless router that has USB ports for print server and file server functionality.

One of the most important things is that the router be able to assign "static" IPs via DHCP (based on the device's MAC address). I have a cheapo Uniden wired router that can do this. However I have had two wireless routers (a USRobotics and a cheap CompUSA one) that can't do this (at least not as far as I know.) Thus I need to keep my Uniden and a wireless router, something that increases the clutter on my desk. Right there that's two networking devices, and that doesn't even include my gigabit Ethernet switch and (non-working) print server!

Specifically I want something that can be used to run a print server as well as run BitTorrent downloads on an external USB hard drive. Right now I'm looking at the Asus WL-500G ( which is $110. It has two USB ports (for printer and HD), which is exactly what I'm looking for. I want to see if there is anything like this that is better and/or cheaper (if possible!) Any suggestions would be appreciated - thanks!

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I had my Linksys BEFW11S4 v.4 wireless broadband router installed and working fine on my old Win 98 system, with my cable modem connected to the router by cable and my
laptop connecting wirelessly. However, when I switched to my new Win XP system I can share my broadband on both but I can't access my files / printer on my XP machine from the laptop via wireless. Does Win XP support the BEFW11S4 v.4? I think I've tried every tweak imaginable, including disabling Win XP's built in firewall, and trying to set up my network as a "home gateway" or as a simple hub. I tried to update the BEFW11S4 v.4 firmware, but the download for the firmware at the Linkys website doesn't seem to be working (today, at least).

Anyone have any suggestions??

Thanks in advance

Answer:File sharing with XP and Linksys BEFW11S4 v.4 wireless router

Did you assign a username, password, and the correct permissions to the Win 98 user on the XP machine?

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In File Explorer-Network I sometimes see a router that is not mine. It is the TL-WDR3600.
It shows no IP-address, and it is apparently not on my network (Sunshine1).
I sometimes see a cell phone that is not mine either.
I have MAC filtering in my wireless router, and that MAC-address is not included.

Any idea what is going on here?

Answer:Alien wireless router in File Explorer-Network

First off stop using MAC filtering. It does nothing. It is a false sense of security. As for the TP-Link router. You do not have a SamKnow's "Whitebox" on your network per chance? The TL-WDR3600 is the newer version of "Whitebox" that Sam Knows is using to monitor network connections.

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