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by errolla7 / August 8, 2005 6:36 AM PDT

I have a linksys router. I am not big on networking. My 1 node will access the internet but I can not access a drive from the server on the node. or vice versa I think i need to configure this in xp.

I have xp pro. Linksys wireless router and adapter in node . This system did work at one time. Pentium 3 on server side and pentium 1 on node side. Please help.

xp had to be reinstalled on node system and i was able to reinstall drivers for linksys and get online but i cannot access the other computers hard drives.

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all the computers must be in the same workgroup
by ChuckT / August 8, 2005 3:21 PM PDT
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... that is one way, and it works for me.
There may be other ways, but I found this an easy way.

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All the computers must be in the same workgroup
by errolla7 / August 9, 2005 1:17 AM PDT

thanks chuck t. I checked yesterday and the two computers had different workgroup names. I changed it. Now I can view shared files only. Is that how xp works?

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Is that how xp works?
by jcrobso / August 9, 2005 2:48 AM PDT

YES! that is how Windows networking works. John

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That is workgroup networking
by ChuckT / August 9, 2005 4:53 PM PDT

As jcrobso answered, it is Windows networking, not XP.

There are alternative ways of sharing files on networked computers, such as using FTP server/client software, perhaps other ways, as well. But the identical workgroup way is easy. As you found out.

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