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Poetic_thing

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I have 2 desktops. Upstairs computer is linked to a router for highspeed, the one downstairs is connected through the router with cable. Both have networking capabilities, wizard was run. Both have internet connection and email, however we cannot see pcs on network. I did ping with negative results. What do I need to do??

Edited by Poetic_thing, 28 December 2006 - 05:30 PM.

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ultimateslacker2

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make sure they are on the same network (WORKGROUP) I prefer that name.
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If they're not able to ping back and forth, then one or both computers is running a software firewall, like ZoneAlarm or Norton Internet Security, and you would need to make sure that your local subnet (typically 192.168.x on a home router) is set as Trusted.
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They were on the same workgroup and I'm not sure about setting the home router to trusted so can you please just close this thread. I'll get someone in to do this. Besides, I'm having malware issues with the pc downstairs which I need to rectify first. Thanks for responding.
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