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How come my network isnt working anymore?

by e22s / March 17, 2004 1:50 PM PST

I set my networking up a coupe days ago. It was working fine, i could get stuff from my other computer. Now all of sudden its not working. i havnt messed with any of the network settings or anything. Is there a reason why its doing this? the iternet works but i just get shar files. Thanks for the help!!

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Re:How come my network isnt working anymore?
by Kees Bakker / March 17, 2004 7:12 PM PST

1. Try the network troubleshooter in the help. It will help you to check every setting, service and protocol involved.
2. Try system restore (Win XP) or scanreg /restore (Win 98), if you've can go back to a version that worked that way.
3. Try uninstalling and reinstalling and reconfiguring everything you did a few days ago. If it worked then, and you started from scratch, it should work now also.
4. If Internet works fine on both machines (my idea: you've got a router connected with 2 PC's, correct me if I'm very wrong) the hardware and drivers for the NIC should be OK. Which is a positive point.


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Have you added any new software such as possibly a firewall? (NT)
by Edward ODaniel / March 18, 2004 2:17 AM PST
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That's a good question.
by Kees Bakker / March 18, 2004 4:28 AM PST

Zonealarm would certainly show an alert on the 'target' computer (don't know other firewalls) and moreover, the member says "haven't messed with ... anything".

But, indeed, people don't remember half of what they do, or might think it an insignificant detail, not worth mentioning. And not relate the alert with their problem, even if they see it.

Does the XP firewall block LAN traffic by default? And would it show up on the XP network troubleshooter?


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Re:That's a good question.
by e22s / March 19, 2004 3:32 PM PST

sorry, i should had addeed more info. I installed the Linksys wireless network and im using windows 98 SE. This is how it shows on my dads computer.. ...i could got files from my dads computer, which has the main broadband router, on to my computer, but i cant get files from my computer on to my dads...thanks for the help!

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Maybe your dad (understandably?) has given you read-only access?
by Kees Bakker / March 20, 2004 5:30 AM PST

I didn't look at your pictures, but that's one of things you can setup while configuring a share. Again, I recommend the network troubleshooter.
Or it might be settings of his firewall. If necessary, try the effect of disabling it.

And I don't understand what you mean with 'main broadband router'. From the point of view of the router, all connected computers are equivalent (no difference between port 1,2,3,4.

Hope this helps.


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