Confused about wireless home networking....

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by elorahd, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. elorahd

    elorahd Guest

    I have 3 computers in my house - one PC and two laptops. They all
    connect to the internet wirelessly through a router. I want to set up
    a network so that I can share files between computers and have access
    to all computers' files from one computer without having to connect
    through Remote Desktop and copying and pasting, blah blah blah. I've
    tried going through the wizard for setting up a home network on all
    computers but I'm not sure it's working. When I click on View
    Workgroup Computers, I only see the current computer on there. Some
    seem to have a firewall set, others don't - I'm not sure what XP has
    done to each connection. Can somebody simplify this for me and help me
    get this network running smoothly and reliably?
    elorahd, Jan 22, 2006
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  2. elorahd

    Phillips Guest

    Go to your router's manufacturer's website and look for "home wireless
    setup" utility - or such. Linksys's is here:
    http://www.linksysfix.com/check/filter/index1.htm?CallerID=SP

    Michael
    "elorahd" <> wrote in message
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    >I have 3 computers in my house - one PC and two laptops. They all
    > connect to the internet wirelessly through a router. I want to set up
    > a network so that I can share files between computers and have access
    > to all computers' files from one computer without having to connect
    > through Remote Desktop and copying and pasting, blah blah blah. I've
    > tried going through the wizard for setting up a home network on all
    > computers but I'm not sure it's working. When I click on View
    > Workgroup Computers, I only see the current computer on there. Some
    > seem to have a firewall set, others don't - I'm not sure what XP has
    > done to each connection. Can somebody simplify this for me and help me
    > get this network running smoothly and reliably?
    >
    Phillips, Jan 23, 2006
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  3. If the windows firewall is turned on, it may be blocking the connections.
    You may want to try adding the "File and Printer Sharing" to the list of
    exceptions on each PC's windows firewall settings. This will open you up to
    others, so make sure you have your router configured with WPA encryption or
    similar. This might allow you to share files across PC's.

    "elorahd" wrote:

    > I have 3 computers in my house - one PC and two laptops. They all
    > connect to the internet wirelessly through a router. I want to set up
    > a network so that I can share files between computers and have access
    > to all computers' files from one computer without having to connect
    > through Remote Desktop and copying and pasting, blah blah blah. I've
    > tried going through the wizard for setting up a home network on all
    > computers but I'm not sure it's working. When I click on View
    > Workgroup Computers, I only see the current computer on there. Some
    > seem to have a firewall set, others don't - I'm not sure what XP has
    > done to each connection. Can somebody simplify this for me and help me
    > get this network running smoothly and reliably?
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?VG9t?=, Jan 27, 2006
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