XP Pro wireless problems (Newbie)

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by George, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    I'm trying to access my laptop from a PC upstairs. The laptop is hooked up
    to a linksys wireless access point and the PC has a wireless linksys card
    The PC (upstairs) on XP Pro is finding the access point as I'm getting a
    very strong reading but when I open Network places the only folders that are
    showing are the PC (upstairs)XP Pro shared folders.
    The PC (upstairs) is a dual boot system which has Win 98 and XP Pro.I can
    access the laptop shared folders when I'm on Win98 but not on XP Pro.No
    shared folders are showing except the XP Pro ones when I'm on XP Pro.

    Any pointers please

    George, Jan 28, 2004
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    Conor Guest


    HTH. Got a few more.


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    Conor, Jan 28, 2004
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  3. George

    George Guest

    Thanks for the reply Conor no joy still the same problem.
    Anything else


    George, Jan 28, 2004
  4. George

    Sunil Sood Guest

    Sorry - its not quite clear.. what OS is the laptop?

    Sunil Sood, Jan 28, 2004
  5. George

    George Guest

    Sorry bout that it's Win XP Home on the laptop.


    George, Jan 28, 2004
  6. George

    George Guest

    Got it sorted. I'd set the WEP encryption with a passphrase at 128 bits and
    didn't realise I had to insert the hexdecimal key into the network key field
    of the wireless network properties
    I then had to select the key format "Hexdecimal digits" and the key length
    "104 bits (26 digits)" which corresponds to 128 bit WEP encryption.
    Once that was done the laptop network appeared right away with file sharing
    and internet connection available.


    George, Jan 29, 2004
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