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Wireless card - two questions

Hope someone can help. I have a d-link router and D-link wireless card for my laptop. Sometimes everything works fine. But from time to time when I open IE, I get www.whatever.com could not be found. For some reason, though the lights are blinking, I can't go to websites. I also can't download mail - tells me the server cannot be found. I need to shut down and restart, sometimes several times, before it will work.

Second question is about file sharing. I've set up the home network (2 computers). They both are wireless. Both have been set up using the wizard, with different names but the same network name. File folders have been marked shared. But, when I try to see the network and shared files, I get a message telling me I'm not allowed to see the network and to contact the administrator. What am I doing wrong?

Whew, long, thanks.

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The first problem looks like....

your devices need a firmware update from D-Link. Look for the latest software and not the one on the CD.

The second problem sounds like a firewall blocking network access.

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Networking Problem

I have the same 2nd problem.
I can see both computers on the Network on my labtop, but unable to find the share printer that connected to the wired PC.
I was denied access to the Network when I tried to open up the my network workgroup on wired PC. The IP addres assign was 192.168.1.2 is always timeout when ping, yet internet access is OK.
Both computers are connected (wired and wireless)to the NETGEAR 614 router that connected to the Verizon DSL modem.
Please help!

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What OS?

What OS are your computers running? Please post your computer name and domain name of your computers. See if we can help you.

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Windows XP

Both computers are on Windows XP.

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go to.

When you go to (my computer > my network places > entire network > microsoft windows network) do you see the other computer listed?

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Windows XP

No, I only see the work group name. Access denied or not available message will show after a long (busy)search.
Thank you for your promt response.

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