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Didn't call the geek squad yet !!

by parsonsrw / April 2, 2006 6:27 AM PDT

Hello everyone,
The past couple of days I used this site religiously. Thanks for that. Now a new problem: I am running XP on a desktop and laptop. My desktop (host)is running on a DSL modem and is connected to linksys wireless b router. I also have the external linksys wireless b adapter connected to the host by usb. I am doing fine with the set up. Connected to the internet,etc. My network connection box says Wireless Network Connection: Enabled and Local Area Connection Enabled, Shared and Firewalled. The laptop has the wireless b adapter in its slot and it also connects to the internet. Its network connection box says Wireless Network Connection Enabled, Firewalled. Its local area connection says MEDIA DISCONNECTED. When I ping to from desktop to laptop it says TTL expired in transit. When I ping from laptop to desktop it say request timed out. What is the missing link here? I am at a loss, but hopeful. I, again, don't want to call in the Geek Squad. They do charge $100 to put in a peripheral, so they would get me good on this one.
Anyway, thanks for reading and HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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