New netbook no network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by tinkertaylor1, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. I just purchased Toshiba netbook and Belkin wireless router. Windows XP on
    both.With help from Belkin tech support I am able to get on internet on the
    netbook but unable to share files, or print from netbook. Netbook cannot see
    the desktop. When I look on "view workgroup computers" in the desktop the
    laptop icon is visible but when I try to look at details of the connection I
    get a box telling me that "the network path was not found". Belkin tech did
    some diagnostics and the ping was successful from the netbook but not the
    desktop even after all of Kaspersky security and Microsoft firewall were
    turned off. I have tried reinstalling wireless network numerous times with
    no change in status. Belkin tech concluded that it must be some problem with
    the operating system.
    Any suggestions as to how I may resolve this would be most welcome.
    tinkertaylor1, Sep 26, 2009
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  2. Hi
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
    http://www.realifewebdesigns.com/web-resources/mac-pc-file-share.asp
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "tinkertaylor1" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I just purchased Toshiba netbook and Belkin wireless router. Windows XP on
    > both.With help from Belkin tech support I am able to get on internet on
    > the
    > netbook but unable to share files, or print from netbook. Netbook cannot
    > see
    > the desktop. When I look on "view workgroup computers" in the desktop the
    > laptop icon is visible but when I try to look at details of the connection
    > I
    > get a box telling me that "the network path was not found". Belkin tech
    > did
    > some diagnostics and the ping was successful from the netbook but not the
    > desktop even after all of Kaspersky security and Microsoft firewall were
    > turned off. I have tried reinstalling wireless network numerous times
    > with
    > no change in status. Belkin tech concluded that it must be some problem
    > with
    > the operating system.
    > Any suggestions as to how I may resolve this would be most welcome.
    >
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Sep 27, 2009
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