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      12-02-2005
Similar to others here. I set up a Linksys wireless network with my desktop
and laptop. Both are XPS. Internet conection not a problem. The desktop sees
the laptop and all selected files. The laptop does'nt see the desktop. Both
are Dells less than a year old. ???
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      12-02-2005
Ray wrote:

> Similar to others here. I set up a Linksys wireless network with my
> desktop and laptop. Both are XPS. Internet conection not a problem.
> The desktop sees the laptop and all selected files. The laptop does'nt
> see the desktop. Both are Dells less than a year old. ???


This is most often caused by misconfigured firewalls. First run the
Network Setup Wizard on both machines. This may be enough to take care
of the problem. Make sure that if you are running a third-party
firewall you go into Control Panel and disable the XP SP2 Windows
Firewall after running the Wizard. Make sure that you configure the
third-party firewall to allow the lan as trusted. I usually use an IP
range to do this. For example: 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254 which will
work for a Linksys router subnet unless you changed it. If you aren't
using a third-party firewall, then during the Wizard Setup just say
"yes" to File & Printer Sharing and it will properly configure the
Windows Firewall.

If you need more help, here is an excellent network troubleshooter by
MVP Hans-Georg Michna. Take the time to go through it and it will
pinpoint the problem area(s): http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm

Some other helpful links:

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ilesharing.htm (Home)
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ring/index.htm
(Pro)
http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/myths.htm

Malke
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      12-02-2005
I'll give this a try.
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"Malke" wrote:

> Ray wrote:
>
> > Similar to others here. I set up a Linksys wireless network with my
> > desktop and laptop. Both are XPS. Internet conection not a problem.
> > The desktop sees the laptop and all selected files. The laptop does'nt
> > see the desktop. Both are Dells less than a year old. ???

>
> This is most often caused by misconfigured firewalls. First run the
> Network Setup Wizard on both machines. This may be enough to take care
> of the problem. Make sure that if you are running a third-party
> firewall you go into Control Panel and disable the XP SP2 Windows
> Firewall after running the Wizard. Make sure that you configure the
> third-party firewall to allow the lan as trusted. I usually use an IP
> range to do this. For example: 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254 which will
> work for a Linksys router subnet unless you changed it. If you aren't
> using a third-party firewall, then during the Wizard Setup just say
> "yes" to File & Printer Sharing and it will properly configure the
> Windows Firewall.
>
> If you need more help, here is an excellent network troubleshooter by
> MVP Hans-Georg Michna. Take the time to go through it and it will
> pinpoint the problem area(s): http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm
>
> Some other helpful links:
>
> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ilesharing.htm (Home)
> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ring/index.htm
> (Pro)
> http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
> http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/myths.htm
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

 
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      12-05-2005
Right on target!!!! Now I can sit in front of the fireplace.
Thanks again and Happy Holidays.
Ray
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"Malke" wrote:

> Ray wrote:
>
> > Similar to others here. I set up a Linksys wireless network with my
> > desktop and laptop. Both are XPS. Internet conection not a problem.
> > The desktop sees the laptop and all selected files. The laptop does'nt
> > see the desktop. Both are Dells less than a year old. ???

>
> This is most often caused by misconfigured firewalls. First run the
> Network Setup Wizard on both machines. This may be enough to take care
> of the problem. Make sure that if you are running a third-party
> firewall you go into Control Panel and disable the XP SP2 Windows
> Firewall after running the Wizard. Make sure that you configure the
> third-party firewall to allow the lan as trusted. I usually use an IP
> range to do this. For example: 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254 which will
> work for a Linksys router subnet unless you changed it. If you aren't
> using a third-party firewall, then during the Wizard Setup just say
> "yes" to File & Printer Sharing and it will properly configure the
> Windows Firewall.
>
> If you need more help, here is an excellent network troubleshooter by
> MVP Hans-Georg Michna. Take the time to go through it and it will
> pinpoint the problem area(s): http://winhlp.com/wxnet.htm
>
> Some other helpful links:
>
> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ilesharing.htm (Home)
> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ring/index.htm
> (Pro)
> http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/faq.htm
> http://www.bcmaven.com/networking/myths.htm
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>

 
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