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Need a guide for connection two computers

by samnissan2003 / June 30, 2004 10:09 AM PDT

Ive connected computers in the past, including these two, Desktop and notebook, but right now , no matter what i do, it does not work, now i have a D-604 Dlink router then to a motorola cable modem, both computers are running XP there a step by step walk throught, i know there is the windom wizard, but that does not help, ...i wanna do it manually, please help!

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One of the most overlooked....
by Michael Geist / July 1, 2004 11:03 AM PDT

areas of network interference, tends to be XPs built in firewall. Try disabling it.

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A similiar problem
by Cup of Joe / July 9, 2004 3:18 AM PDT

I couldn't help but notice I have the same exact problem. How do I disable XP's firewall?

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Help and Support.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 10, 2004 12:29 AM PDT
In reply to: A similiar problem

If I click Start, Help and Support, the word FIREWALL and the first result tells how.

While some lament that no books come with today's OS, the supplied documention isn't being used from what I read.


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simpler answer
by LeoAlpha / July 16, 2004 2:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Help and Support.

go to control panel
click on networking connections
right clik your network
go to properties
clik the advanced tab
uncheck the box

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Re: simpler answer
by Cup of Joe / July 24, 2004 2:32 AM PDT
In reply to: simpler answer

OK, I disabled the firewall, but I am still having the same problem.

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Disable doesn't work for Zone Alarm.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2004 3:01 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: simpler answer

I don't know why, but I end up uninstalling it until I get the network up and running. Zone Labs may tell you how to tweak it, but given I am not a Zone Alarm person (can't use it), I just eject it.


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Re: Help and Support.
by Cup of Joe / July 24, 2004 4:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Help and Support.

I have Norton Internet Security, and even when I disable it on both computers, it doesn't let me access the network. I get a message about I might not have permission to access the network.

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Seems proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 24, 2004 4:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Help and Support.

As long as you have a firewall installed, I can't write if it really is "down."

The permission issue is noted at so I don't want to duplicate the content here. In short, it's all about ACCOUNTS. Many strain under having to create matching accounts and shares.


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