Network XP home with 2000 Pro

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm tring to setup a network in my home with the main machine having XP Home
    & the laptop to have 2000 Pro. I have a D-Link wirless router and I can
    access the internet but I can't seem to access and of the shared files or
    printers. I have tried workgroups but that hasn't helped anyone have a way I
    can fix this?
    Guest, Oct 16, 2006
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    David Hettel Guest

    How to set up a home network:

    My New Wireless does not work -
    Wireless, Basic Configuration -
    Wireless Security -

    If that doesn't work for you, try the network troubleshooter by MVP
    Hans-Georg Michna. Take the time to go through it and it will usually
    pinpoint the problem area(s) -

    This is generally caused by a misconfigured firewall. Run the Network Setup
    Wizard on both computers, making sure to enable File & Printer Sharing, and
    then reboot. The only "gotcha" is that this will turn on the XPSP2 Windows
    Firewall. If you don't have a third-party firewall or have an antivirus with
    "Internet Worm Protection" (like
    Norton 2005/06) which acts as a firewall, then you're fine. If you have
    third-party firewall software, configure it to allow the Local Area Network
    traffic as trusted. I usually do this with my firewalls with an IP range.
    Ex. would be Obviously you would substitute your
    correct subnet.

    David Hettel

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    David Hettel, Oct 16, 2006
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