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Frank 03-06-2004 02:26 PM

Home Network Help
Hi, I keep running the network setup on 2 pc's on my home network and it never works. I can't see the pc's on the network. I am using a linksys, 4-port wired hub and a linksys router. I have no problem going on the internet.

hatchet 03-06-2004 04:12 PM

Make sure in your network settings that you have print and file sharing enabled. And then you will most likely need to show something as shared on each pc. You can do that by right clicking the folder and click Sharing - you'll be able to enable it there.

Teetorbilt 03-07-2004 02:02 AM

Is the router wireless? Is it a g?

hatchet 03-07-2004 02:14 AM

That's what I have setup in my home Teetorbilt. So far it's worked like a champ.

Grumpy 03-07-2004 01:07 PM

Oh yeah make sure you have at least one folder "shared" also. One other thing make sure both computers share the same network name. For some really stupid reason windows XP always wants to rename your network MSHOME when ever you run the configuration utility. This screwed me up really bad once until I realized windowsXP was doing it.

netman 03-11-2004 01:04 PM

If you are running Windows XP, the network setup wizard will setup up a XP firewall by default. You will have to disable the XP firewall on each computer before they can see each other. Good Luck ;)

Teetorbilt 03-11-2004 05:29 PM

Hatchet, that's what I'm running, Lynksys wireless g. Compaq desktop and Dell laptop. Haven't had a problem yet. 'Yet' being the operational word. :D

hatchet 03-11-2004 08:46 PM

Just about the same setup. I have my Dell desktop hard wired to the Linksys Wireless G - and card in Dell laptop. No issues yet - except for one with Comcast.

Teetorbilt 03-15-2004 09:34 PM

Hatchet, I'm an older guy and somehow sitting around the pool, soaking up rays with your laptop and cellphone defeats my concept of work. I like it but it somehow feels wrong. I'll have to get over that. LOL

hatchet 03-16-2004 05:41 AM

LOL.. give it a little more time - it won't be too difficult.

kamzoil 11-28-2008 02:59 PM


Originally Posted by hatchet (Post 408)
LOL.. give it a little more time - it won't be too difficult.

XP is sometimes slow and needs time.... but there is something you can do to force it to immediately find the computer over the network and open it as a network resource in a window. after it does that it will remember it in the future.

first do all the previous suggestions (sharing enabled, same workgroup name for both computers, each computer on LAN having unique name, etc.)

For example, assume you have two computers on your LAN. One is named'BERT' and one is named 'ERNIE'.

open a Run window (Start -> Run) and enter the name of the remote computer preceded by two back slashes on the Open command line, like this:



a network window should open showing all the shared resources of the remote computer. you can also use the same method to open a network window showing the shared resources of the local computer you are using.

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