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AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

Question: AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

OK herse the deal.;.

I have two computers, and i have a broadband blaster dsl modem connected to my DSL service which I get through AOL.

I have a BEFSR41 version 2 LINKSYS Etherfast Cable/DSL Router. (all update on firmware).

Ok, here is how everythin is connected....

My DSL MODEM is connected to a jack in the wall by an RJ cable, and is also connected to the LINKSYS router in the WAN port by a CAT-5 cable. My two computers and directly connected to the LINKSYS router, taking up 2 of the 4 available LAN ports (using CAT-5 cables). My AOL is set to sign on thrugh TCP/IP since I have a router. I can get on AOL DSL great, now heres the problem. I just finished setting up the other computers thats connected, and when I go to internet explorer i get no internet. On the router, the lights are on and it shows the connection is there.

I want to be able to go on one computer on the internet through internet explorer, as long as the other one is signed on AOL DSL.

I don't want it to be so that each computer has to individually sign on AOL to use internet.

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Answer: AOL DSL, two computers, one linksys router, share?

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Now I am setting up a printer sharing for my network. I like to share the printer which is connected to a PC behind a linksys cable/dsl router. The router is connected to WAN. Then, I like to print from a PC that is also connected to WAN. I can share the printer when I connected its PC to WAN directly (mean no router between PC and connection jack). But, when I put it behind the router, the printer-PC can't be identified (searched).

I also set the router's DMZ feature with the IP address of the printer-PC to have router allow inbound connection to the printer-PC. But when I type in the internet IP address of the router (not the local ip in the web browser of the other PC that needs printer sharing, this inbound connection is not forwarded to the printer-PC.

Can anyone of you please give me suggestion on router configuration? Thanks..

Answer:Outside PC want to share a printer behind a linksys router

FIrst, printer sharing has nothing to do with web pages, so trying to access the server computer with a web browser is useless. Well, unless you have activated a webserver there or you are using some special print server software that has a web page.

Assuming that you are using Windows file and printer sharing, then exposing this to the internet is a bad, bad, bad idea.

Setting up a print server with a JetDirect service is slightly better. The right way to do it is a VPN solution or some kind of secure tunneling using SSH or something similar.

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I have two computers connected to a cable modem through a Linksys Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch. I can surf the internet just fine from both computers, but I can't do any file sharing between them. They are both Windows XP Professional SP2 with different computer names and the same workgroup name. When I go under My Nework Places and click on View Workgroup Computers, a dialog box pops up saying, "<Workgroup Name> 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. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available." It's just a simple home network that I'm trying to build and I have my user accounts on both computers are administrators. How can I be able to share files?

Answer:Unable to share files through Linksys Router

You can try going into the computer by using teh ip address. Whatever you setup your individual computers IP addresses through your router. Instead of using \\compname use //local IP

If this doesn't work post back.

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I have 2 computers. Both work great on the router and dsl but I want to set one up to be a file server but when i get the 1 computer working as a fileserver i can not hit ftp sites with the 2nd computer. I have tried dmz and changing from passive to non passive mode on the ftp software.

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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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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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So I set up my router and modem and I have the modem connected to the linksys router and the ethernet port to my computer. The computer with the ethernet cable works fine, but all the other laptops can not connect to the wireless. It used to work fine, I did nothing else to it.

Answer:Other computers can't connect to linksys router

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Hi, guys,
I have two computers which can access the internet at the same time via a linksys router. Now I want to connect these two computers to each other (e.g. let pc one appears in computers near me in pc two) using the router, so that the files on there two can be shared while they are online. Can anybody tell me what to do?
The OS's on each computer are Win 2k professional and Redhat 8.0.
Thank you very much.

Answer:Connect two computers using a linksys router

Check if you have gnomba installed on the RH machine.

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Ive just brought a trust 445A speedlink modem/router (4 ports)so that I could network two computers together both running xphome.I've had no problems getting both to connect to the internet. But getting the two computers to see each other has been a different matter all together.I've managed to get one to see the other, but when I try to connect it tells me that I don't have permission and see my administer (me) and the other one doesn't see at all?I have disabled both firewalls, and also giving perimission for both hard drives to share (I know that a bit silly but!)where do I go from here?I've tried the search but to no avail, if I remember rightly gaz25 (I think that was his name) actualy posted a dummies guide to setting up a home network, but try has I might I can't locate it at all.

Answer:network/router, computers won't see or share?

Are you sure you have disabled all firewalls? Including the ICF within XP?Have you given the home network group the same name on both machines?Try rebooting both machines.

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Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router? (both Xp)

Answer:Can 2 Computers Share A Dsl Connection W/o A Router?

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We had a Linksys router with 9 client machines on our LAN at work. This router would occasionally "drop" a machine meaning that 1 of 3 specific different machines would lose connectivity to the LAN and the internet. An "ipconfig /all" would show no valid IP at that machine. The short term fix was to either reboot the router or unplug and replug the ethernet cable at the machine.

Never any other machines, just these three.

Another odd behavior I was getting out of this router was that occasionally I'd get an IP conflict while using DHCP on the router. This happened twice and I then set the entire LAN to static IP's. That solved the IP conflicts but I was still getting the "dropped" machines.

So I recommended a d-link router. Four days later and so far we haven't had any problems.

Is there anything else I should have looked at with that Linksys router to solve those problems?


Edit: I should add that we have two cables coming out of the 4 port router going to two switches that feed the 9 machines.

Answer:Solved: Linksys router dropping computers

Linksys routers tend to have a number of problems with certain encryptions. Usually a firmware upgrade or a downgrade in security solves these problems.

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If you have a 4 port router of any brand but cisco, like a d-link or a linksys, is it possible to block certain ports internet access with out the user of that port being able to switch it from his computer without a password or somthing? at my school, they are able to switch off the internet but we still have network access and everything and he can turn on some ports instead of all..

help is appreciated

Answer:Locking Internet Access on computers on a linksys router

ubern00b15 said:

If you have a 4 port router of any brand but cisco, like a d-link or a linksys, is it possible to block certain ports internet access with out the user of that port being able to switch it from his computer without a password or somthing? at my school, they are able to switch off the internet but we still have network access and everything and he can turn on some ports instead of all..

help is appreciatedClick to expand...

your school network has much better equipment. cheap way, get an only computer, throw m0n0wall on it and do ip/mac filtering allowing only the computers you want to pass through to gain internet access, but still allowing local network access. Your cable/dsl would go directly into the m0n0wall box, then your switch to the second nic on the m0n0wall box, and your other computers to the switch. So, your layout would go:

Internet <--> m0n0wall <--> switch <--> other computers

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I have a Linksys wireless router (3 years) on my main (server) unit, and three other computers in the house that connect to it with the wireless cards. All were working OK until yesterday, when the 3 could not connect. I entered the router at, and all settings were correct. Network connections shows the connection (called local area connection 2) is not available, (says it is unplugged). There are 2 other connections there, a 1394 (and) another called local area connection which is functioning as the linksys (generic) connection and thru which the server connects but the others cannot. That connection is not the SSID that is encrypted by the router, and they cannot connect to it. I don&#8217;t know if I am making this clear; it&#8217;s hard to describe, but the bottom line question is how do I get the local area connection 2 enabled (only option by right clicking is &#8220;disable&#8221;, AND how do I get the other three to recognize the router as they have been for some time. Sorry I can&#8217;t get this down to 25 words or less. Any help appreciated. Hope you had a nice holiday.

Answer:Solved: Computers on network can't find linksys router

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I need some serious help. I am trying to set up a home network with 4 windows xp computers using one cable modem for the internet connection. I have a dsl/cable router with enough ports I just seem to be getting more confused as I go. Is there a step by step guide for doing this? Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:one router, one cable modem and 4 computers to share the connection..cant figure out

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.


It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 channel 6

Router 2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.

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I've got a wrt54g wireless router that my modem is connected to, as well as my computers. I also have another wireless linksys router, wrt350n, which has draft N. I want this second router to connect to the first router over wifi, and have the ability to send out internet via the 4 ethernet ports on the back. letting me connect wired ethernet devices on the other end of the house. i don't know if its a wireless access point, access point, bridge that I'm trying to go for?

would this guide do the job?

edit: i installed dd-wrt and got it going

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Hating this so far -- I'm going to be calling Linksys to see if I can get a replacement for the card assuming I don't get an answer here.

The connection quality of the WMP600N is horrible. My laptop gets a full 54MBps G link from the same room with its internal Intel WiFi link. So does my fiancee's Lenovo S10 netbook. The 600N gets 1, maybe 2 bars, and the resulting link is both slow and unreliable. It drops regularly, and when it doesn't drop there are lag spikes.

What is going on here? I've tried N at the 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, and mixed bands (with no G clients), tried putting the G clients on their own radio and leaving the 600N on the 5Ghz radio. Nothing. Connection quality, reliability, and speed all remain horrible.

I've read reviews (after buying the card -- very unlike me) and they're all terrible. Is this just dreadful hardware? It's their top, top end consumer wireless card. The only consumer dual-band card they offer, so far as I know. What's going on here?

Answer:Horrible connection quality with Linksys WRT610N router and Linksys WMP600N

I had one for a while and it gave me good signal quality and decent connection rate but the throughput was still super low. My laptop could achieve over 800 MBps over wireless (intel 5100 AGN), while the card could only do 200Mbps.

It perplexes me to this day and I haven't had the time to really figure it out yet.

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I need some serious help. I have computer A hard wired to LInksys WRT54G router and computer B hard wired to Linksys WAP54G access point. Computer B uses Win 7 as its operating system. I cannot figure out for the life of me how to get the access point to find the network. Can anyone please advise? Thanks.

Answer:Connect Linksys Access Point to Linksys Router

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I have tried everything. I recently moved out of the parents house and into my new house and upgraded to an N-Router from a G-Router. Now before my PC even starts up it crashes with the blue screen of death. I've isolated the problem to have something to do with the compatibility between my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N router and my Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI adapter. When I take the computer back to my parents house it works and connects fine to the old network. If I unplug the antenna from the PCI adapter the PC works (no internet.) If I disconnect the power supply from N-Router the PC works fine (no internet.) But if I put the antenna back in or plug the N-router back in it immediately goes from being fine to the blue screen of death. Can anyone help?

Answer:Linksys N-Router/Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter incompatibility?

I should mention that I can use the internet fine with my laptop and iPod touch.

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I also bought the Linksys Range Plus Network usb Adapter. I ran the cd on my new computer and got lost when it stated to input my ssid and webkey. I now stopped and have no clue.

Can anyone help?
Also-this may be a stupid question...but does that little brown usb thing go to my old computer? I also don't want to hook it all up unsecure. I am getting confused. I'm no computer wizard. Just an old broad still thinkin' she can do pull through this nonense.


Answer:Linksys Router and Linksys Network usb Adapter

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Will a Linksys WRT54G router transmit to a Sceptre 802.11b PCMCIA card?

I know it supports both 802.11g and 802.11b... but what about a different brand? To two cards at the same time?

Answer:Linksys router with non-Linksys wireless card?

If the card it truely 802.11b compliant, then brand does not matter.

Two cards at the same time? You mean have two+ people using one access point? If so, yes.

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Customer has a Linksys 4-port router, loaded full. Customer buys laptop. Customer wants laptop to be wireless.

Being that the customer already has his 4-port router full, I'd like to get him an access point that has wired ports on it as well. So my question is, can I use 2 routers on the same network? I'd assuem there's be all kinds of headaches with the addressing.

Also, we have DHCP turned off, as I have each computer assigning it's own IP address.

If anyone knows of an 8-port wired with wireless, please let me know.

Answer:Linksys 4-port router + Linksys 4-port wireless router = work together?

You can buy another 4 port router with wireless, and just configure it to by an access point only.

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I have one of the early Linksys 802.11b routers. I have used it for many years now, and it works great. Recently I purchased a Linksys WRT54G or whatever the Linksys 802.11g router is. The 802.11g router was better for some stuff (802.11b would drop xbox live connections if two xbox 360s were online at the same time. The 802.11g allows both xbox 360s to play online at the same time). However, the internet access (i.e. browsing web sites on my network's computers) was excruciatingly slow. The 802.11b would immediately load pages (as it should...). The 802.11g would take 5-10 seconds longer to actually request the page it appears. In other words, once the page was coming in, it was fast. However, when you click on a link or open a new site in a browser, it would take a minimum of 5-10 seconds longer to start bringing up the page. Sometimes it would take what seems 20-30 seconds longer to start bringing up the page. What is really confusing is this is with the hard-wired Cat 5e network... This occured when I was connected to the wired network.

Any ideas why this was the case? It didn't seem the router was defective, since it worked fine for xbox live and browsing... it was just reeeallly slow for opening pages.

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I have a linksys 4 port etherfast cable/dsl router. I would like to share my e-mail inbox, contacts, ect through outlook on all three seperate machines through out the house. How do I [map?] the mac adress to the main computer ID so that the other computers can see current inbox and contacts...



Answer:share e-mail inbox/linksys

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Hello everyone,

I have a Linksys WRT54G with the latest firmware that works perfectly fine most of the time, but every now and then will not share incoming internet. It has an IP from the ISP and has correct DNS servers and I'm able to ping the ISP's gateway and DNS servers successfully, but I'm not able to access any web sites or connect outside at all. I try restarting the modem and the router, but that doesn't work either. Usually I restart to factory defaults and it works.

What is the best way to fix this problem?


Answer:Linksys WRT54G Doesn't Share Internet Sometimes

I had that problem (except with a WRT54GS) What I did was reset it to factory defaults. Then I rolled back to firmware version 1.0. Finally, I reinstalled the latest firmware and now it works flawlessly. Hope this helps!

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Short story even shorter, there was a semi-power outage this morning (lights were very dim but power wasn't totally off), and when the power came back on my router stopped working. Here's what I know:

-The WLAN LED is no longer lit so there's no wireless. That orange CiscoSystems button is no longer glowing orange either if that means much.

-For some odd reason a wired connection through any of the ethernet ports on the router no longer works either, though the LED's still light up when connected, along with the internet LED.

-The modem works fine, I'm connected to the internet directly from the modem right now.

-I've tried to reset the router, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

-I've tried to access the router config settings, and the page doesn't load.

-I've tried to look up the routers ip address through the command prompt but when I enter the command "ipconfig" when I'm wired through the router I always get the response something along the lines of "media disconnected". When I try the command when connected directly to the modem the default gateway ip address comes up as ''. This doesn't work either.
I've been searching the web for solutions for hours and I can't find one. This is actually the first time I've ever had to post a thread asking for help and I've experienced a slew of computer problems over the years, lol.

It may very well ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G router WLAN light off - no internet access via router AT ALL.

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I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.

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Hi al u guys

i have a simple question reguarding the range of any cheap $50 to $150 max wireless router when place outdoor... actualy i am thinking of making my own network of friends living in a single street of about 100 meters apart from my house at max... for multiplayer gaming and file sharing etc etc... as my house is in the center and its quite high amoung other houses i decided to place router outside on my roof at height... may be inline of sight of other house(provided i will take care of climate conditions) ..... and as for clients i dont want any instrument installed at client except wlans... at max i will make an extention for clients to place there antenas outdoors

now tell me wether this is practically possible or not under very limited budget.

tell me if i am unclear about some thing....

thanks in advance

Answer:Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

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I don't know if this is possible, but this is what I want to do:
Have the dsl modem router and linksys voip connected together.
I want the voip router to assign dhcp and the dsl modem router to
be used to get internet access but not assign dhcp (I think)

This is why I want it:

I have 8 wireless linksys cam's configured through the voip router.
Setting the cam's to the modem router didn't work well because of
AT&T's firewall cannot be disabled, only modified to open ports. It's frustrating as when I opened the ports for the cam's, a consistant "an unknown error has occured". So I opted to just set up the cams on the linksys router as the cams are also linksys as well. Thus, figuring they would communicate better anyway.

This is my problem:

When I connect the dsl modem router to the
WAN port on the linksys router, the dsl modem assigns it
a fixed LAN ip. What I want is the linksys router to pull a WAN ip so I can log into my cam's remotely from my laptop at home.
No matter what I do, disable dhcp on linksys router, set linksys router on the dsl modem router to DMZ, set linksys router to bridge mode.....
nothing seems to work.

All I want to do is configure the linksys router so that when I go to my internet explorer on my laptop and type in " to connect to the cam's. But when I go to linksys router config. pages to see the status, the internet ip is which is a LAN address assi... Read more

Answer:2wire DSL Modem Router and a Linksys VOIP router setup advice

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I have two PC's running windows 7 home premium.One is a desktop and other is a laptop.
Homegroup all set up and running.
Now when I want to copy and paste a photo from laptop to desktop when I select paste on the picture folder on the desktop through the homegroup i get a box comes on screen, (see image supplied).
But if I do the opposite copy and paste from desktop to laptop all works okay,The problem is from laptop to desktop.
Any help please.
Image here.

Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Share between two computers

You should first make sure that the C:>Users folder is shared through the Sharing tab as per the first picture below. You need click Advanced Sharing then put in the check mark, hit the permission button and add more check marks for read/write access as required, click apply ok etc.

Although it appears as if you already have the pictures files shared out the share won't work correctly unless the C:>Users folder is also shared because of the folder hierarchy.

You might also want to look in the Advanced Sharing Settings to make sure that Network Discovery and Printer and File Sharing etc. are turned on as in the second picture.

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i have one computer with win98se, and one with win2000,
i once could share them with each other, but now i can only access the 98 pc from my win2000 pc, when i try to access the 2000 pc, it once said that my password has expired, and now it asks for a password...

i made a workgroup and put both i my computers in it...

where could the problem be?


Answer:how can i share my 2 computers?

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So I have AT&T DSL. I bought a Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Modem/WiFi Router that is compatible with my service.

Previously with this Modem/Router it would constantly drop the wireless connection for the Wii I have that was used to stream Netflix.

So recently I bought a Linksys E2500 Router so I could be able to use the Wii, along with 3 other desktops, 1 laptop, and 3 phones.

My ideal setup would be this:
Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)​Connect the Linksys Router to be what all the devices connect to wirelessly (this would serve as the DHCP server) ​
I have read that one of the Routers has to be set to "BRIDGED" mode, yet I don't know which device has to be Bridged


Answer:Solved: Netgear N300 ADSL2+ Router/Modem and Linksys E2500 Router Setup

Set the ADSL2+ Modem/Router to be just a modem (I know how to set the option for this)Click to expand...

this is being set into bridge mode - by changing to a modem

then connect the modem to the WAN on the router and you should be good to go

Do you have a wireless laptop that you can you can put next to the wii - would be useful to see the quality of the wireless signal and how many other wireless are there which may cause interference

put xirrus onto the laptop and put the laptop next to the wii and post a xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install t... Read more

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I own a business that offers free Wi-Fi to customers. Originally I had the blue linksys wireless G router hooked up to the booster on the roof. At another location, I just got a Netgear wireless N router, and that worked way better than the linksys. So I got another Netgear router, and installed it in the first location- but I'd like to hook it up to the booster. The guy at Fry's said that the Netgear router will not hookup to the booster- I'd have to hook the Netgear to the linksys, disable something on the linksys, and then the linksys to the booster.
So, my question is, how do I do that?

Thank you very much!

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.



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My existing home network is an Actiontec M1424WR router/firewall/wirless acess point and a few computers connected via ethernet or wireless-g. I bought a used Linksys WRT54GS version 4. I'd like to extend the network out to my garage via wireless so I can connect a computer via ethernet to the Linksys. I'm trying to avoid running a 50 foot ethernet cable through my home. Here is a diagram of what I'm attempting:

[ISP] -----(fios)-----[Actiontec M1424WR] ----(wireless g)----[Linsys WRT54GSv4]-----(ethernet)----[computer in garage]

I want the Actiontec router to do all the DHCP/DNS/NAT and have the Linksys router to simply relay all the communications wirelessly between it and the Actiontec. I'm working my way through Networking for Dummies but this specific setup isn't expressly covered in the book or in the manuals for these devices. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:wirelessly connecting verizon Actiontec router to a Linksys router

I don't think that will work with the standard software. There is a site that has a project to load a linux os into the Linksys box to make it a repeater. It may be worth checking out.

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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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Hello *waves* Hoping for a bit of advice - I'll apologise now for being a networking novice here. I have a desktop & a laptop both running Win XP home. The desktop is wired to a Motorola SB4100 cable modem through my Origo BRB-4100 router and is connecting to the internet fine apart from the connection being dropped now and again.

I have the Linksys WAP wired into the router too but I can't do the setup through the web interface as it's software isn't detecting it. Yesterday I was able to look at it though. All I changed here was the default name from "linksys". I haven't changed anything else leaving it all at default for now. The laptop couldn't connect to the net at this point either. I've swapped round the ethernet cables to test them all and they are working. The laptop and the WAP can see eachother but all I have is the signal (which is excellent strength). It is not even connecting to the network though and has never been able to.

My ISP is Blueyonder/Telewest. The purpose of the network is to share the net connection.

Anyway what next ? I am being terribly dumb about this I'm sure. I have saved the "ipconfig /all" results from both machines to a txt doc (attached) if anyone wants to see them....

I've read a million threads on a million forums and am now confused !
Many thanks for anything you can give me.

EDIT : Perhaps someone could point in the direction of another recommended help source ? ... Read more

Answer:wired+wireless network: Linksys WAP/ Cable/Share

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I have 2 comps, dsl and a 5 port linksys workswitch. i tried to connect both to the connection but the slower one to connect says the phone line is busy. is there a way i can get both computers on the dsl at one time?

Answer:DSL, @ Computers and a Linksys Switch

It sounds like you have the one still set for a dial-up connection. If you go into tools/Internet options/connection make sure there is a tick in never dial a connection. Hope this helps.

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I recently changed the ip address of one of my computers. Now I can't access this computer from the unchanged one. I can access the shared folders of the unchanged one from the computer with the new ip but not the other way around. I tried pinging the new ip from the other computer but don't get a response. I also changed the workgroup of the other computer to match that of the one with the new ip address but still same problem. can someone please help? Thanks

Answer:unable to share computers over lan

Before getting the best help, you need to provide some addition details.What kind of computers? Model #?Which Operating System?Is i Windows XP?Was the systems and the local network working well at one time?Why did you change the IP?What IP are you using?Have you already used the recommended software for building a network?Are you using a wireless router?How do the computers connect ton each bother.?If you are using a single Ethernet cable and a not hub or router, then it should be a cross-over cable.Please give more information.

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I have my main computer connected to sbc dsl running windows XP. I have two other computers.....1 with windows 98 and the other with windows 98se. I want to be able to share the dsl connection with these other computers.....what do I need to make this happen? By the way my dsl modem is an old speedstream external usb. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:want to share dsl connection with 3 computers

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I am using broad band service & i want to share the ip address for my two systems, is this posssible. I know my ip address through the site named http://www.****************/. Now i want to share the ip on both systems. Need help pls...........

Answer:How can we share the ip addresas for two computers?

Get a router between the modem and the computers. This is by far the easiest way.

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Our checkbook is on my wife's computer. I have installed the same software on my computer (on the same network as hers) and tried to make it see her data, but I guess I am senile or something. (40 years ago I was a computer programmer...) Both computers are on W10.

How can I do that? (a link to someplace that explains it in English would be great)

Answer:All I want to do is share one file on two computers....

You can always get a network drive and save the file on there. Only problem is to know what this software that you are using. Mint .com is a better way of tracking checking, savings and other accounts. Now days you will really not find many programs that use a static file on a computer for any kind of accounting, unless you had created this one on your own.

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I am trying to set up my new computer and my old computer to share the printer. I have a wireless router and a wireless adapter. The guy at the store said I could set it up to share the DSL and the printer but so far I have only gotten them to share the DSL. Can they share the printer?
The computers are
HP Media Center PC
820 pentium D
1 GB Memory
300 GB hard drive
HP pavillion 752c
2.0 GHZ pentium 4
512 Memory
80 GB hardrive
The router is D-Link DI-624
The adapter is D-Link DWL-G122
The printer is HP psc 750xi

Answer:Can 2 computers share 1 printer?

First you'll want to open up Printers & Faxes on the computer the printer is connected to (Start > Control Panel > Printers & Faxes). Right click on the printer and select 'Sharing'.

Click the Share Printer button then give it a name in the box below that. Click apply, then OK.

Now go to the other computer and open up Printers & Faxes window. Right click anywhere in the white space and hit 'Add Printer'.

Next > Select 'A netowrk printer, or printer attached to another computer', Next > Select 'Connect to this Printer', and fill in the box next to 'Name:' with

\\*name of computer printer is connected to*\*name you gave printer earlier when you shared it*

Hit next and it should find it if the name is correct. Select Yes to use it as the default printer, then hit Next. Voila, hit finish and your done.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Laptop(winxp sp2) and my PC running the same OS.

I connect to the internet via USB port on the Laptop and run my PC via the extra Ethernet port on my "Voyager 205" B/Band modem/ Router. Is it now possible to share files between these 2 computers? or have i got it all wrong. I have not yet set up any shared network settings. Thanks for all views and replies in advance.

Answer:Can i now share files between 2 computers?

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Ok, I truly feel like a moron. I tried googling, but everything was so tech-speak that I could only sit here mouth breathing and drooling on the desk. (Got the visual yet?) We have two teenagers and we've been just perfectly fine, in my (mom-as-a-complete-idiot) opinion, with one computer. Well a very good family friend upgraded everything in his 5-computers-for-4-people house. and with the most amazing and remarkable generosity, he gave us his "old" stuff. I am so truly humbled I can not put into words. Here's where you gods of assistance come in:
Now we have a teeny tiny house so we are trying to design a type of "work station" that will be well organized-gotta love Ikea-but will fit in the space and hold 2 computers and all their associated accouterments. We are hoping to somehow connect both computers, that will be side by side, to one printer. Can it be done by one so challenged as me?
You have come through on every occasion for me, so I know you can help me with this. I just hope I can understand your response. Although I don't know why I am bothering you. After all I have TWO teenagers, and they KNOW EVERYTHING!
now, where's that tequila........

Answer:can 2 computers share a printer?

Good grief! 2 kids and you still drink that stuff! :-D

The short answer is yes, they can share a printer. The easiest way is to use a router and setup a small network.

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I have two computers on a network and I want to be able to use one Outlook pst from both computers. Everything I've read indicates I need Exchange Server to do this but that seems like overkill. Is there any other way to do this?

I only need to share Calendar, Contacts and Tasks. I don't use Outlook for email.

Answer:Share one Outlook pst between 2 computers?

It may be able to work without the Exchange server, because it is possible to manage email between the same email account on 2 computers.

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Following advice in this Forum I connected my new computer (Windows XP) and my old one (ME)with a serial cable (null modem)I managed to use the File Transfer wizard to move my settings across but now cannot do the same for the files I want to move. I am told by my old computer "cannot find your new computer" -despite the cable connection workingI tried the "Guest" and "Host" set up routine, but this told me that my connection "was not working"The only thing I have done since successfully transferring my Settings is to accept the installation of XP Service Pack 2 from Microsoft's Automatic Update Service.Do you think this is the problem or could you offer any other suggestions please?robin

Answer:Cannot share files between two computers

Only thing I can think of is ME being the issue. Is it worth putting xp on ME pc on another partition?

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I have 2 computers both running Windows XP. My ISP is Yahoo DSL and I use a Speedstream 5100 modem. What is the most simple and cost effective way to allow both computers to have simultaneous internet access with just the one modem?


Answer:Share internet between 2 computers?

Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,

As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what is allowed to be shared.
Go to Help and Support and type in Internet Connections Sharing --> it will walk you thru it. a router.

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My windows and mac computer cannot connect to one another other computers can connect to either one without any issues at all i've contacted apple and my mac is "too old" and i contacted microsoft and only got "it must be the mac" so i'm literally going crazy because this used to work fine and i just did an inplace upgrade which didn't work i'm trying anything to get this working again

I have more detail written here:

OS: OS X 10.8.5
Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
HDD: 160gb
GPU: ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB

Windows PC:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16332 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 380 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 113905 MB, Free - 59902 MB; S: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 252733 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, Z97S SLI Krait Edition (MS-7922)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Answer:Computers can't share files

Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features on and off . Find SMB 1.0 and make sure it is checkmarked.

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Here's the deal: yesterday I got a wireless router and one wireless usb adapter. In one room is my main computer hard-wired to the router (SMC wireless cable modem gateway); the other computer is using the usb wireless adapter. Pretty simple. Works just fine. I've done all the instructions to setup to be able to access files from either computer but it doesn't work. How can I share files with the other computer? Thanks.

Answer:How to get two computers to share files

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my network

modem -> router -> wifi

wifi -> win 7 64 bit
wifi -> win 7 32 bit eee laptop
wifi -> win xp 32 bit

win 7 32 bit has 2 shares setup on it, the default user share and the a manual share with permissions set to everybody.

My xp box can access both these shares
My win 7 64 bit box can only access the user share but not the manual share. It can connect to the xp shares.

The win 7 32 laptop can connect to the 64 bit shares and the xp shares.

If I ping from win 7 64 to win 7 32 like this:

ping lappy

it fails. in this case its using ipv6. however if i:


it works great.

I can't figure out for the life of me how to get the win 64bit box to access the win 7 32 bit manual share.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't connect to share while other computers can

just bumping hoping for some help.

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I am having trouble getting four Windows NT 4.0 (SP6a) computers to connect to an HP LaserJet 1022 shared from a Windows 2000 computer.

I have made sure all five computers are in the same workgroup name. I have added the user of one of the NT computers (s1) to the Power Users group on the 2000 computer, and on the printer have also allowed s1 to the printer (Security tab).

On the NT computer I have tried adding a network printer, with the path being:


No luck, I get "Cannot connect to the printer" followed by either "Access is denied" or "The printer name is invalid". I have also tried the following command prompt:

C:\>net use \\computername\printername /user:username password

But here I get Error 67: The network name cannot be found.

The printer itself is USB only and as such we can't plug it into the NT computers.

Any other ideas?

Answer:Can't share printer to NT computers

My guess is a WINS problem... just shot the NT4 machines and buy new XP/Vista machines.

If you must keep the OS which has no patches being release... then try connecting by IP vs servername.

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Our checkbook is on my wife's computer. I have installed the same software on my computer (on the same network as hers) and tried to make it see her data, but I guess I am senile or something. (40 years ago I was a computer programmer...) Both computers are on W10.

How can I do that? (a link to someplace that explains it in English would be great)

Answer:All I want to do is share one file on two computers....

You can always get a network drive and save the file on there. Only problem is to know what this software that you are using. Mint .com is a better way of tracking checking, savings and other accounts. Now days you will really not find many programs that use a static file on a computer for any kind of accounting, unless you had created this one on your own.

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Probably an obvious question but please can anyone tell me how i can share a document between two/three laptops in the same house?
Thank you.

Answer:Share a document between two computers?

You do it through Home Network File sharing.

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I have 2 Vista 64 machines on the same router. One of the machines holds my music library. Are there step by step instructions on what I have to do to allow music and playlists from my media server to be played by the other computer?

I am a network neanderthal, you can't be too simple in your answers. To put this in perspective, I can't even figure out how to map the two computers together as network drives, and I think I might even have the same computer name for the two gonks which makes everything more confusing .


Answer:Share music between computers?

Dear, if your computers are in same physical segment and you dont use means you should config them as same logical subnet.
to doing this, put them in same subnet mask.
you can configure these by clicking properties of TCP/IP stack protocol.
help: right click on your lan network connection and choose properties...and then choose TCP/IP properties.

give them these ip addresses:

with these IP addresses, remote machines at internet,can not connect to your home it will be safe.

then they can communicate together via a workgroup scheme.
you can create a workgroup by going on properties of my computer.
on computer name Tab,click on this as the same for all of your computers.

then restart.

at this time you need to share your folders ( mp3 )...dont forget: we can not share files on Microsoft is only possible to sharing folders.

for sharing folders,please click on properties of your folders...then choose sharing tab.

you can browse your workgroup machines by my network places at XP and Network at Vista.

another way is using UNC address...

in run type:
\\destination computer name or its ip address\sharefolder

if you want to using computer name on UNC address, you should enable this option on TCP/IP properties:

go to wins tab and make enable netbios over tcp/ip.
NBT or netBT is short of netbios over tcp/ip.
Netbios was a stack protocol which designed by IBM and was worked on session layer of OS... Read more

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hi there

i m still new here

i had this problem when i was working on a network of 20 computers and a server computer (dell poweredge) when i tried to share a powerpoint file with
all of the 20 computers to be opened at the same time
only 10 of them opened the file while an error message apeared with the rest which said that maximum connection number has reached

if any one can help me how can i increase the number of connection from one computer to 20 others on same network?


Answer:How to share one folder with 20 computers

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I'm told two monitors can be used on one computer, but what about the other way! two computers sharing one monitor. My reason for asking is that I have two computers with their own screens (don't worry one is an 'old banger' with a CRT screen) of course my newer one is a flat screen thing, which is much better viewing.Is there some sort of a '2 into 1' connector which make it possible for both computers to use my flat screen monitor, without having to unplug from one machine into the other. I know the easiest option is just to purchase another flat screen for my old machine, but I'm trying to make more space. Just wondering if I should have gone to the absolute beginners forum, but that would have given away my lack of computer knowledge, oh well, now you all know.

Answer:can two computers share one monitor

98/Me are older operating systems, and therefore inherently more vulnerable to attacks.This is where I differ, Virus writers go for the most prolific OS i.e XP so they get maximum effect.Also IE as most people don't know anything else. Plus it's there cos MS put it there.My Opinion for what it's worth, pressing this changes from one comp to the other

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I have 2 computers. One is connected to the internet and has a printer. The other is a stand-alone job and is not connected to the internet. My wife plays games and does some word processing on it. They're in the same room about 7 ft apart. Is there a way of hooking them up so both computers can share the printer? A switch of some kind? And I guess I need to load the printer software on the stand-alone computer before I do anything else. Thx!


Answer:2 computers 1 printer - how do I share

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What is the best way to share files between 2 computers connected via adsl router? (no wifi, just cable)

Pls dont tell me usb key or something like that. Some file like HDD image are pretty huge therefor what method should I bestly use?

Also any hints how to set such thing up would be nice.

Answer:Best way to share files between 2 computers

Just configure file sharing.

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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I was wondering is it possible to set up two computers so that they:

Share two monitors (One mouse cursor can travel between the two screens & computers)
Share one mouse
Share one keyboard

This is just a hypothetical situation. I was just wondering if it's possible.
Thanks for anyone willing to share info! :-D

Answer:Can Two Computers Share Peripherals

Have a look at the MIcrosoft Garage project "Mouse without Borders

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HiI am looking for a colour laser to share between 2 computers both running windows xp. Have thought about attaching the printer by ethernet cable to my router but dont have a clue about what else i will need to do to get my computers to talk to it (one connected by cable to router, the other wirelessly connected).Printer must be cheap on consumables and will expect it to print about 400 pages per day max so printing speeds should not be too slow and it must be durable, so dont mind spending around £400. Will be printing mostly black and white but some colour too (not photos)Bamboozled by all the choice!Thanks

Answer:need a printer to share between 2 computers

Thanks, I was really struggling there

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I have a home network setup with two desktops that are physically wired to a router, and one laptop that connects wearilessly. All systems are running WIndows XP SP2.

On the desktop computers I am able to file share successfully without any trouble. I go to My computer, My Network Places and all of my shared folders show up.

On the laptop I am not able to get any files to share. However print sharing does work. On the laptop I try to add the shared files like I did on the desktop system by doing the following:

-I go to my computer
-Click my network places
-Click add new network place
-The wizard pops up and I click next
-I select Choose Another Location and then Browse

At this point I am able to see all of the folders beign shared. When I do this on my laptop that is connected to the network wearilessly none of those folders show up! I have exausted my resources so fare. I have disabled all farewells thinking that might be it, but still no success. If anybody can help me I would really appreciate it.
Thank you!

Answer:Can't file share on only one of my computers!

Try right clicking on the file/folder you intend to share and selecting Sharing and Security.... Create a new share there.

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HiI'm looking to buy a router, and i'm torn between the following Two routers.Linksys WAG54G Wireless 4-Port ADSL RouterNetgear DG834GT 108Mbps ADSL routerI've read quite a few reviews for and against these two routers so i'd be grateful any advice in making the right choice.It will be for Two pc's connected to NTL 1mb broadband.Thanks to all that reply.

Answer:Linksys WAG54G Router V Netgear DG834GT Router

Hi, this would probably be better answered in the Network Forum - above.Cheers.

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My home network use to consist of 3 comps all running XP Pro and a Vonage router. With the addition of a 4th comp, I have had to use a port on the back of the RTP 300 for one comp. The four others ( 3 comps and the Vonage router )are connected to my Linksys WRT54GL. and I have no problems sharing files and printers. The one comp connected to the Vonage router will not allow file sharing or show up in Network Connections although it has no trouble accessing the net. Is there a setting in the Linksys router that I have to change to allow this one comp to share? I can't access the RTP 300 to make changes as it is locked. I have made sure all the comps are using the same work group and all file and printer settings are set the same on all comps. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Vonage router and Linksys Router sharing problem

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My new home has is pre-wired and uses a UStec TP-IPR8 Router (<>) to share my broadband connection with every room in the house and provide a home networking environment.

I want to add my Linksys WAP54G Wireless Router (<>) onto the network so that I can connect wirelessly too.

Can anyone help me out with the appropriate settings for the Linksys and/or the TP-IPR8 so that I can accomplish my goal??? They don't seem to want to cooperate for me!

Thanks in advance,

Answer:UStec TP-IPR8 Router and Linksys 54G Wireless Router

First Step: Plug a computer to the Wireless Router, change the IP address of the wireless router so that it's in the same subnet as the main Router (the one that is connected to the Internet Modem); give it an IP that doesnít conflict with the main router's base IP address, or the DHCP server range. This will ensure that you can reach the admin server of the old router from any LAN machine, and that the Wireless Clients IPs are assigned correctly.

For Example:

- Main Routerís base address is, with a DHCP server range of to

- Set the Cable/DSL Router to (the one you're using as an Access Point) base address to any IP address between to

Second Step: Switch Off the DHCP on the Wireless Cable/DSL Router.

Plug the Wireless Router to the main Router. Regular Port to Regular Port, using crossover cable (or straight patch if one port is an Uplink or auto-sensing).

The WAN input of the Wireless Router should stay open, do not connect any thing to the WAN input of the secondary router.

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XP wired connection to a just installed Linksys Wireless WRT54GS. As witnessed by this plea, the wired connection works. Try to add a wireless device and the Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA) tells me I need to establish a wired connection to the router. It can't find the router. God this makes me mad. My first attempt at a wireless setup at home and here we are. Anyway, how can I make this work? Just bought a Dell laptop that has wireless capability but this dumb thing won't let me set it up. What's the solution? E-Mail and web work fine through the wired connection. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Can't Find Wired Router (Linksys Router)

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My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?


Answer:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router 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.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

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!

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Hi I'm looking to buy a router, and i'm torn between the following Two routers. Linksys WAG54G Wireless 4-Port ADSL Router Netgear DG834GT 108Mbps ADSL router I've read quite a few reviews for and against these two routers so i'd be grateful any advice in making the right choice. It will be for Two pc's connected to NTL 1mb broadband. Thanks to all that reply.

Answer:Linksys WAG54G Router V Netgear DG834GT Router

although if I had to choose one over the other I would probably opt for the Netgear - it looks nicer, if nothing else.

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We were able to share files between xp computers. The z drive icon suddenly disappeared under "Devices with removable storage". This is where one of the computers could click and show a list of all the files that the other computer had put in there to be shared. Can anyone help us get that drive back so we can share file again?Thanks in advance for your help.JohnJohn

Answer:can no longer file share between 2 xp computers

How were you set up to share files - presumably over a network?Can you at least "see" each other over your network (if it is via a network) even if not connect?

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Hi guys,
I have two computers on a large desk side by side. Both are running Windows 8.1
I have a drive on computer A which I want to be able to access on computer B.

I have gone into advanced sharing for the drive and enabled sharing.
However, when I go to map the drive on computer B, I get an error that I don't have permission to access that drive.

What am i missing here? Neither computers are using logins/passwords for the admin user account.


Answer:Share drive between two computers on the same network

Couple of places you want to check:

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I'm looking for a way to share a PS/2 keyboard and a USB mouse with two computers.
Both machines have a PS/2 port.

The monitor has both an analog and a DVI connector. After much trouble and some help from Samsung, it seems that video input
switching is finally working. So amazing!

It looks like most inexpensive KVM kits are for either PS/2 or USB but not one of each.
Does anyone have any suggestions?


Answer:How to share a keyboard and mouse with two computers

Synergy 1.4.14 Beta

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I have a laptop with Widows 7 and a desktop with Windows XP. The computers are not in a shared network.

1. How do I add the bookmarks I make in Firefox, of my laptop, to the bookmarks list of FF in my desk top, and vise-versa?

2. Is it possible to share, or import and export the bookmarks between Firefox and Internet Explorer, of the same computer?

Thank you

Answer:How do I share bookmarks in firefox on 2 different computers?

In Firefox click on the bookmark icon choose Show All Bookmarks Click on Import and Backup and export bookmarks as HTML and save it somewhere then copy it to a USB drive and do the same on the other computer but choose Import Bookmarks as HTML, navigate to the file and import it. You can do the same in Internet Explorer by clicking on the Bookmark icon at the top right then click Add to Favorites then Import and Export choose Import from a file then tick favorites in the next window then next and again navigate to your HTML file and import it

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I have 2 win xp pro machines. They used to share files and printers, but I reinstalled the OP system on one and all went to he*l. I don't know what I'm not doing this time, but they NEED to share again. I'm gettin tired of not being able to print. Both systems are set to share folders, the one with the printer is set to share the printer. The hardware is fine, I haven't touched it. Both computers have guest accounts turned on. The sharing security settings in the folders of each of them are set to allow everyone full access. The folders won't open on the other machine.

- - UPDATE - -
Using TweakUI, I got one of the computers (the one with the printer) to share it's files and printer. The other will still not share, even if I sick TweakUI on it.

Answer:stubborn computers can't learn to share...

did you disable simple file sharing?

disable guest account please.

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I'm wondering if there's a way to share certain resources over a network to specific computers only. Wired and wireless, without a domain controller.

Answer:Is there a way to only share folders with certain computers on the network?

This may help. It is good for Vista and Seven.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups - Windows 7 Forums
Permissions for user on networked machine
For network shareing
Network Discovery - Turn On or Off

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I had 2 Win 7 computers that shared files successfully without using a homegroup and with Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 installed. Then both of these machines were upgraded to Windows 10 and they can no longer share files. I get a message that one machine is denying access to the other.

I tried using a homegroup on the Win 10 machines. I was easily able to create a homegroup on one machine but, when trying to join it on the other machine, after entering the password, I get "Windows no longer detects a homegroup on this network."

I have tried disabling Bitdefender and also upgrading Bitdefender to 2017 and neither helps.
The Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services are running on both machines.
Ivp6 is enabled on both machines.

I need to be able to share files either using or not using a homegroup.

Many thanks for any help!

Answer:Cannot share files between 2 Windows 10 computers

Have you enabled the file-sharing attributes on both PC's?

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I am wanting to get a Money Plus program to my son's computer. His computer and my computer are connect with a wireless network adapter. Is there a way to send the Money program to his computer? I do not have the CD. I bought it via net and downloaded it. I do not have the product key email that they sent me and I have no clue who I bought it from.

Is there any way to get this program to his computer so I do not loose it?

I do not even have a CD burner on my computer. It is on his computer.

Answer:Can shared computers share programs?

No, I don't think you can do that. If the program uses an installer copying it over will not work.

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hello again!

I'm looking for a good and easy way to share files and folders over the internet. i am not talking about dropbox and so on... i want it to be like windows' network sharing, select computer->browse folders->upload/download.
this seems to be extremely hard to do!

been trying to make SW VPN work but it's just to much of a fuss, my router either does not support it or it just wont open the ports/protocols.

I have also tried ftp, this works but it requires a client and a server at both ends which is not acceptable and to much work to set up.

please guys! any good ideas!?

Answer:share files via internet between 2 or more computers

How about Logmein?--described briefly. Then, go here.

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I have a desktop which is connected to the router and modem. I have a laptop that uses wireless. How do you connect the two so I can share files with one another? I tried to set up a network connection and didn't get it to work. Confused..


Answer:How to connect two computers together to share files?

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Ive just got a new PC, and have set up the ADSL line using the USB ADSL modem I used with my old PC. The old PC is now in another room, so what is the best and cheapest way to get the old PC to also be able to use the ADSL line?

Answer:How can I share my ADSL line on 2 computers?

Link the two systems together in a network, and set up Internet Connection Sharing.You will need two LAN (network) cards- about £10-15 each, and a network crossover cable of the appropriate length. The software is all part of Windows.As an added benefit you will also be able to share printer(s), and data files.

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I have 2 computers and want to be able to share my printer between the 2. How do I do this if I do not have any internet in my home? Is there an adapter that can split the connection on the printer, then I can plug in the 2 computers?

Answer:Share a printer between 2 computers (no internet)

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Computer 1: Windows 10 Desktop
Computer 2: Windows 10 Laptop

On both machines, I have:

Turn on network discovery.
Turn on file and printer sharing.
(same for Guest/Public)
Allow Windows manage homegroup connections.

Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders.
Turn off password protected sharing

I can see Computer 1 and 2 under Network on both machines.

I have a folder shared on both computers.

I've managed to get Computer 2 to see shared folders on Computer 1.

However, I cannot seem to get Computer 1 to see shared folders on Computer 2.

When I click on the Domain name of the Laptop under Network, it requests Network Credentials.

Entering the Username/Password of either machine does not work.

I'm out of ideas.



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I am trying to connect 3 computers together so that I can share files between them. My goal is to make it so that the files to be shared can be accessed from a folder that will be created specifically for sharing on each computer. The computers will be connected over wifi. One computer is running xp pro and the other two are running XP home. I need to be able to access files off of all three and be able to do it from any of the 3 computers.

Any help in achieving this goal is greatly appreciated or links to a FREE program would be great!

Answer:Need Help to connect 3 computers to share files

gilga said:

Any help in achieving this goal is greatly appreciated or links to a FREE program would be great!Click to expand...

Wireless router, matching accounts on all systems, right click > sharing and security > share this folder.

start > run > \\computer_name\shared_folder_name

... that's the bare bones of it.

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Gateway PC
MS Windows 98SE
MS Outlook Express v5.5 is my email software
I have a cable modem from my internet service provider.
I am using a Linksys 4port router to gain internet access on both of the computers in my house (mine and my roommate's)

My roommate and I have set up our individual email accounts on our respective computers. We have 2 separate IP addresses, identical except for the final digit.

Recently, we began heavy trading on ebay, so we opened a third email account with our ISP to keep our ebay business separate from our individual personal business. We ran into a problem, however, because we only opened that account on my roommate's computer. I didn't know how to configure our computers so I could check that account from my computer.

To complicate matters more, I created a new identity and email address on my computer identical to the ebay account on his computer, only the two machines are still on different IP addresses. Now, we have to check BOTH accounts (the two accounts with identical names) because some email is coming to my computer and some to my roommate's. I have tried to email my roommate at that email address, but since I have the same email address, I always get my own emails, and he doesn't receive them. Does this make ANY sense?

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can consolidate these two "doppelganger" accounts into one account that will receive all email sent to its address, and will be access... Read more

Answer:Can 2 computers share an email account?

With 2 PCs access the same email account, the mails will be deleted after downloaded by default.

To keep a copy in the server so that when the other PC access the mailbox, it will also get a copy, do the following:

1. From OE, goto Tools>Accounts
2. Under Mail tab, double click on the account
3. Under Advanced tab, check box "leave a copy of the messages on the server"
4. Check 1 of the sub-boxes of your preference.

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My wife gave me a nice photo printer for xmas.
Both computers (see sig) have lots of digital photos I want to share and print.
I've had the 2 computers for a long while but never
bothered to connect them for sharing until now. I'm a total
novice at networking.

I have setup a simple workgroup on both machines with the same name
"myshare". I then setup several folder shares on both computers, giving change
permissions. File and print sharing are installed on both systems. NetBios for
TCP/IP is set.

I can see the workgroup name under network places but when I try to connect from the
desktop system to my shuttle I'm prompted to use a guest account login? Not
sure why.

When I try to go from the Shuttle to the desktop system it says I
don't have permisson at all.

I've disabled windows firewall and my trend micro virus software on both systems
and the same issues persist.

Also, I cannot ping from either machine, they timeout. Both machines are winXP pro SP2
with latest updates.

So what is the best starting point to troubleshoot this issue to resolve it?

Answer:Trying to share folders problem on two computers

I'm guessing you have XP Home?

If you have Pro:

Sounds like you set the share permissions correctly (from the share tab) but not the ntfs permissions (from the security tab). You need to add either the everyone group or the user account you are using to log into the computer from over the network to the list of groups on the security tab (which might require you to add the account to the local computer). Once added, set the permissions appropriately and use that account to log in from over the network or, if the passwords and accounts are the same, it will autologin.


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I have had windows 10 running for a while, and I noticed that file sharing has recently stopped working. For the life of me I can't figure out what is stopping this from working.

I have a desktop (windows 10) that has the files, as well as two laptops (windows 7 and windows 10) and a windows 10 Intel NUC.

For simplicity in troubleshooting, I have uninstalled completely Norton Security. I have triple checked that windows firewall is enabled on both of my Windows 10 computer with Allow File and Print sharing (ICMP) enabled (have read that turning off doesn't work).

Now, here is the weird part!
* From my windows 7 laptop I can ping and see files just fine.
* From my windows 10 laptop I cannot!

To simplify I am trying to get ping to work. I have installed wireshark on both laptop and desktop. When I send a ping:
* I see it sending on my laptop
* I see it being received and sent back on my desktop, and
* My laptop gives me no wireshark response and says request timed out.
Here's a snippet from wireshark from my desktop:

The machine name will resolve to IP address as well, but i have done everything i can possible think of, and the fact that a ping goes out, is acknowledged, sent back, but the response isn't making it back somehow is completely baffling me, especially since it works fine on Windows 7!

I have the exact same problem with my Intel NUC Windows 10 machine as well 4 hours later and nothing from Google to help me, I 'm desperate for help!

Answer:cannot share files between windows 10 computers

I would try enabling: File and Printer Sharing (SMB-In), too.

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First of all, hello to all and thanks for having this site to help people.

I have glanced around trying to see if my Q has already been answered but am finding myself so technologically challenged (dumb maybe! ) that I don't even understand a lot of the terms being used. So here is my question if anyone can help.

I have Cricket Internet. With this company you buy the little plug-in broadband modem. They want $120+ per modem (although some of their advertisement deceitfully implies you can get a new modem for $34- when I went to buy another one for the second computer we've gotten the guy said "Oh no, it's $120+ for the modem and thirty-four dollars per month to use it." )
So anyway, I was wondering if anyone can tell me how I can have both my computers sharing the Cricket connection while only having one plug-in modem? Somebody said something about a router . . . . .and then it was all Greek to me. We actually have 2 desktops and one old laptop, (almost forgot about it), and ideally I would like to have them all on the Cricket Internet without the expense of buying 2 more modems and having the additional $34 x 2 added to my monthly bill.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Can both computers share Cricket connection?

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I had 2 Win 7 computers that shared files successfully without using a homegroup and with Bitdefender Internet Security 2016 installed. Then both of these machines were upgraded to Windows 10 and they can no longer share files. I get a message that one machine is denying access to the other.

I tried using a homegroup on the Win 10 machines. I was easily able to create a homegroup on one machine but, when trying to join it on the other machine, after entering the password, I get "Windows no longer detects a homegroup on this network."

I have tried disabling Bitdefender and also upgrading Bitdefender to 2017 and neither helps.
The Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services are running on both machines.
Ivp6 is enabled on both machines.

I need to be able to share files either using or not using a homegroup.

Many thanks for any help!

Answer:Cannot share files between 2 Windows 10 computers

Have you enabled the file-sharing attributes on both PC's?

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Hey guys,
I need help with my problem. I have 2 computers at home. One is a laptop and the second one is a normal PC. Both of them are connected ia WI-FI to a router which is connected to another router which is outside and connected to WIFI source a few km away ... Anyway, I have a question. I want to share files bewteen these two computers. Each of them have IP which was added to them by the router. When I try to ping the router I do not a problem but when I try to ping 1 computer from the other computer it says: destination host unreachable. I want to create a homegroup but when I create one the other pc just does not see it. Can you help me to solve this? thanks!

Answer:How do I share files between 2 computers via wireless

Quote: Originally Posted by Bazy

Hey guys,
I need help with my problem. I have 2 computers at home. One is a laptop and the second one is a normal PC. Both of them are connected ia WI-FI to a router which is connected to another router which is outside and connected to WIFI source a few km away ... Anyway, I have a question. I want to share files bewteen these two computers. Each of them have IP which was added to them by the router. When I try to ping the router I do not a problem but when I try to ping 1 computer from the other computer it says: destination host unreachable. I want to create a homegroup but when I create one the other pc just does not see it. Can you help me to solve this? thanks!

This probably has to do with the network arrangement which sounds rather unusual with the signal being relayed by another router from miles away.

If your wifi router is the second one in this network then you need to disable DHCP and assign an IP in the subnet range of the other router. I don't know anything about the first router so I can't really give exact directions here.

For starters, you need to make sure that both machines are using the same default gateway or you won't be able to network those machines, the default gateway for both machines should be something like

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This is probably simple enough, but I've Googled the topic to death with little success.

I'm sharing a few folders between two computers (both Windows 7) on my home network. The folders are each set to be shared with "Everyone."

Let's call the two computers/users Jack and Jill. What I'd like to do: only allow Jill to access Jack's shares, and vice-versa -- excluding any other computers on the network from accessing the folders. Is this possible?

(Note: When modifying the user permissions of the shared folders, users on other computers are not presented for me to choose. I've attempted to create user accounts on each computer, with names corresponding to the user accounts of the other, but that didn't work. Thus! my only workable option right now is "Everyone.")

We're dealing with 7 Starter, unfortunately, on both computers (so no homegroups).
Any ideas? Thanks a lot.

Answer:Share folders to specific computers only?

It's a bit tricky to set this up but it can be done if you follow the procedure below. Posted by TomStitt awhile back.

When the users connect, you need to have password sharing enabled (i.e. they must put in a password to enter the shared computer (they can always save this so they need not enter it next time). You now need 2 local users on the Windows 7 computer, e.g. call them user1 and user2 with their own respective passwords. Don't make them ADMIN users.

Note that you also need to remap the drives and use these logins and passwords for the drive mapping.

Now user1 has access to everything, so on the outside folder give them complete access (or read only as you desire, including access to the special folder inside). Repeat this action for user2. Now go to the special folder that you only want user1 to have access to. right click on it and select properties/security. On the permissions tab, have a look and write down the current permission settings (this is an important reducndancy step should something you do fail later). Now look for a tickbox to inherit parent permissions and untick this. Now give permissions only to those users that you want to access this folder. Be aware that you probably need SYSTEM and CREATOR OWNER on there.

Like all good plans, switch user to user1 on the Windows 7 box and test that they can locally access what they are supposed to. Repeat with User2. Now remap the drives with the new passwords and give the passwords out to the users.

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