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trying to get my PC and my laptop to work wireless+share www

Hi everybody,

I just recently got a new laptop, a IBM T42, and I also have a new fujitsu-siemens desktop. Both are using Windows XP, although the laptop is XP Pro. So, I have a DSL connection at home, as t-online as my provider. I decided recently to use my wireless capability on my laptop, and got a 3Com

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The one thing the article doesn't cover. Firewalls.

In reply to: trying to get my PC and my laptop to work wireless+share www

If you have the firewalls such as Zonealarm, they do work and the attempt fails. I offer no support for firewalls and leave than to I have learned it best to uninstall it, get the network working (XP is SP2 so the worms don't get in) and then install the firewall later.

A wifi router is 20 bucks or so and a cleaner solution.


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No firewalls present...

In reply to: The one thing the article doesn't cover. Firewalls.

Yeah, i have no firewalls though,

I already checked that all out.
So its something else...


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XP SP2 has it on by default.

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You didn't install it, but it's on and working.

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Sorry, must add this.

In reply to: No firewalls present...

Some make the no firewall claim and I find they meant they disabled ZoneAlarm. Sorry, that's not going to work.

-> Also, look up WINSOCKXPFIX since MALWARE can damage the winsock files and settings and the result is like what's happening to you.


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No SP2

In reply to: Sorry, must add this.

ok, well first of all, I do not have SP2 installed. So i am not sure if it normally has that firewall installed or not but I went through and disabled the windows one that was turned on. However, I do not think that this is the essential problem. What I am lacking is communication between the two PC's. Is there a way I can test that they are in fact communicating?? Because, "Connected" seems to me like BS on my desktop.

Oh, and I tried the winsock fix... that did not help.


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Not enough clues.

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The other areas I always run into are:

1. XP with NO SP at all. Sorry, XP without SP1 is something I walk away from until SP1 and more is installed. You learn why this is so after awhile.

2. Driver (madness). This is an area that few get right. Microsoft certainly didn't. MS has always gotten off the hook because they didn't make the machine so don't complain to them about it except they installed the demo button called driver update that ... fails me too often.

Most users will not know to look for BIOS, motherboard updates but will search out other drivers.

Your post is a little light on details to see where the issue is.

-> A router with wifi starts at 20 bucks and is the real solution.


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