Administrator Issues?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?UmF5?=, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. 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. ???
    --
    Thanks
     
    =?Utf-8?B?UmF5?=, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?UmF5?=

    Malke Guest

    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/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm (Home)
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/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
     
    Malke, Dec 2, 2005
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  3. I'll give this a try.
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    Thanks


    "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/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm (Home)
    > http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/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
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?UmF5?=, Dec 2, 2005
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  4. Right on target!!!! Now I can sit in front of the fireplace.
    Thanks again and Happy Holidays.
    Ray
    --
    Thanks


    "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/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm (Home)
    > http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/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
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?UmF5?=, Dec 5, 2005
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