Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Added Linksys Router Access Point to Roomates Network

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 8 posts
I have added my Linksys router to my friends network. I hooked it up to his 12 Port switch and access to the internet is fine. What I am trying to do now is access his File Server that is running Server 2003. I cannot see any of the other computers on the network. I am not sure if he has to set me up on His Server as a user or I am not on the same network because I installed the Linksys router to the 12 Port switch. I started looking at the tutorials but really couldnt find anything that fit this situation.

Can anyone let me know what my friend has to do in order for me to see his Server 2003 on my XP Home Laptop? I also want to share the use of my printer on the network and have access to the other printers on the network.

Any help would be appreciated.
  • 0




    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,039 posts
  • MVP
as a question...why did you connect a router to his switch? instead of just plugging in to his switch? is it for wireless access?

i would ASSUME (can't be sure) that your router is probablly giving your computer(s) a different ip range than what his computers are getting from his router...you'll want to confirm that your machines are able to communicate which usually means that you'll need an ip address within the same range.

we'll need a bit more info than what you've given...like the full hardware setup and what not of both networks...and well any and all info you can give us really
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP