Home Network Troubles using Windows XP Network Setup Wizard

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have two XP machines, one desktop wired to a router which connects to
    broadband, and another (a laptop) which wirelessly connects to the router.
    I set
    up the laptop to use the internet connection easily enough, but cannot seem to
    get the two PCs to be able to access each other.

    How do I go about doing this?

    When I try to set up my home network, the Network Setup Wizard will not
    allow me to designate my desktop (which is directly connected to the router)
    as the host computer. When I select, "This computer connects directly to the
    internet. The other computers on my network connect to the internet through
    this computer," I get a message on the next screen that says, "Other
    computers cannot connect to the internet through this computer. In addition
    to it's internet connection this computer must have a connection to your

    I have searched all sources and cannot find the solution.

    Can you help?
    Guest, Jul 31, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Jack Guest

    If you have a Router there is No need for a Host.
    All network computers gets the Internet from the Router and it does not
    matter if the computer is Wired, or Wireless.
    If you have problems sharing LAN files this might help:
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Aug 1, 2005
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It sounds like I have the same set up, however i can get my desktop to access
    the laptop but not the other way around. It keeps telling me that the laptop
    doesn't have authorization to access this resource. Both computers have
    exactly the same settings, i don't understand why one works and the other
    Guest, Aug 1, 2005
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I lowered the settings on my Zone Alarm Firewall and now have the same issue
    as zamboni dude. Thanks for the help Jack.

    Anybody have a solution to the problem that Zamboni and I have?
    Guest, Aug 1, 2005
  5. Guest

    Colin Guest

    I also find this wireless setup amazingling obtuse. here is a freeware (for
    home networks) that should setup secure wireless connections - the
    www.lucilink.com product.

    Warning: I havn't tired it and am looking for some feedback on whether it works
    as advertised or is as difficult to use as the Micrsoft "tools".....
    Colin, Aug 1, 2005
  6. Guest

    Colin Guest

    Typo: www.lucidlink.com
    Colin, Aug 1, 2005
  7. Guest

    Andrew C Guest

    Dred and Zamboni Dude,

    on the computer that doesnt work, use this troubleshooter:
    http://www.michna.com/kb/wxnet.htm it worked for me when i had the same
    problem. but read the whole thing before uninstalling your firewall, you
    dont have to.

    Andrew C, Aug 5, 2005
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