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Im Having trouble setting up my network?

by e22s / April 17, 2004 10:54 AM PDT

I just got a new computer which is a Sony Vaio with Window XP and with a Pentium old one was a Gateway with Windows 98 and with a Pentium 2...i had a network hook up before anf i tried using the wizard guide from, the Windows XP to set up the newtwork but its not working..its a home network im trying to set up...the other computer im trying to hook up is a Dell Demension XPS 300D with windows 98 and a pentium there another site like this one ( that can help me?...i cant seem to get what the web sites telling me to becuase i cant find the things in the control panel thats its telling me to do. Thanks for the help..

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Having trouble reading about your network.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2004 11:17 AM PDT
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Re:Having trouble reading about your network.
by e22s / April 17, 2004 11:42 AM PDT

sorry bout that, i got the internet to work on my other computer but i need to know how i can share files...the computer with Windows XP has the Wireless-B Broadband Router from Linksys and my other computer has the Wireless-B USB Network Adapter from Linksys. Thanks

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Re:Re:Having trouble reading about your network.
by e22s / April 17, 2004 11:54 AM PDT

thanks, but i cant find anything on the both site that can help me. i just need to know how to set this computer up and my other computer up to share files. This computer has windows XP and my other one has Windows 98. If theres any more information you'll need please let me know, thanks

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The most common reason file sharing doesn't work is the firewall.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2004 12:16 PM PDT

Most of the setup sites don't tell you to setup the sharing first, then the firewall.

Again, be wordy about what works and what you need to fix plus divulge the setup. It's not clear how things are connected, if firewalls are up and if you added users to the XP and 98 box so shares can work.


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Re:The most common reason file sharing doesn't work is the firewall.
by e22s / April 17, 2004 12:19 PM PDT

Its connected through a wireless system from Linksys. I dont know if there is a firwall...its was easy setting up when both the computers were windows 98...

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Cover the basics.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2004 12:28 PM PDT

Look at how Internet Connection Firewall is set. Hint: it's in the Start, Help and Support so I don't duplicate it here.

Next, tell if the workgroup names are the same.

Finally, you never told if you created an user on the XP box for the 98 user and if the 98 box has the Microsoft networking installed.

Just FYI, all this is in the supplied links, which I understand is a lot to digest, but you have to do the work. I found it no harder to setup XP than NT, Windows 2000 and 98 clients.


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Bob, I find on my XP boxes that simple file sharing is default
by trytohelp / April 17, 2004 1:18 PM PDT
In reply to: Cover the basics.

and have never had to make a special account on the serving box to take files off of it from other PC's. In Windows 98se I use to be able to make a password to a share but never had to log in to remote(sharing) computer to read its files as long as there was someone(anyone) logged into it(the sharing PC). I think that's because if you just push cancel on 98se instead of signing in when you first turn on the pc or when you restart, you are not truely logged into the network. Anyways I think if you have the firewall off and you share a folder, networking in xp is almost automatic.

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Re:Re:Re:Having trouble reading about your network.
by Peter Dunn / May 31, 2004 10:33 AM PDT


I am trying to network from a computer that has Windows ME as the operating system to another with Windows XP (home edition). I was previously networked between a windows 98 and a ME. I keep getting a message to suggest that i cannot network between these two computers. Any advice?

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Re:Re:Re:Having trouble reading about your network.
by Peter Dunn / May 31, 2004 10:39 AM PDT


I'm trying to connect a compaq machine with windows Me and a Compaq with windows XP home edition. I get a message telling me that i connot connect these two. I previously had the me connected to a compaq with windows 98. Any suggestions?

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Another article.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2004 1:00 PM PDT
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Re:Im Having trouble setting up my network?
by Lexus / April 29, 2004 9:19 PM PDT

Have you installed NetBeuiXP on the Gateway machine. It is required so that the dissimilar OSs can see one another. If you have not, respond to off forum and I will send you the file.


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