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Adding a new Computer to an almost completely Foriegn Network


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GregWalker

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Hi there, thanks for reading.

I'm taking care of a house for 2 weeks, and, well, it's not exactly the most exciting thing. I asked the owner if I could add my computer to his wireless network, and he said it was fine. I'm not sure he knows his network as well as I believe he does, but I asked him, and at the time he said it wasn't encrypted.

His network is up, in fact, I'm using his daughter's (my friend's) computer right now to write this. It's a wireless network with D-link, I'm getting a signal on my computer (I can set his network as the one my PC runs on) but I can't see any of their files on the network, or access the internet. When I look at the workgroup on my PC, I see only my computer. I can't detect my own computer from the daughter's, but I haven't tried to do that all that much. Her computer is old, confusing, and horribly taken care of (But it still has XP).

I can't access the admin computer because he had taken it with him on the trip.

I gave as much detail as I could, if you have any questions, please ask, and if you have an answer, please let me know.

Also, if I need any passwords or keys, let me know, he'll be phoning to check in every day, and that's when I can get them off him.

Thanks!
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Run "Network Setup Wizard" from the Control Panel. Enter the appropriate information and you should be good to go.

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somethimes it is not that easy you might need to go onto one of the other computers and use the wireless card you have and record the i.p. address changing 1 digit now if there are any other problems feel free to pm me :whistling:
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Is this like a stay at the house type of thing. It seems redundant to have to do this. If he's gone only two weeks, or even longer for that matter, i do not see a clear, valid reason as why you would need to do this. If there is a reason, it is vague and unclear. If you do want help though, i can help you.
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