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sportspeddler1

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Not sure where to start. Tried following SpaceCowboy706's tutorial as closely as possible. With the d-link router some of the terminology was different in the routers browser based setup screen. Windows XP home on both PCs. d-link dir-615 router. 1 wired home base PC (A) and one wireless PC. Both computers are able to access the internet. Wired home base PC (A) can recognize shared files on the wireless PC, however the wireless PC cannot recognize shared files on the home base PC. Also the wireless PC will not recognize the shared printer on the Wired PC. Another odd thing that started happening is that now when I go to the run screen and try to run ipconfig or try to ping the other computer, the little black DOS screen will pop up for a split second and then disappear.
Thank you for your help.
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Go to Start -> type: cmd
hit enter
then try the ipconfig/all and ping, post the results please.
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That worked as far as being able to run those cammands. Thank You! Problem now is that when I try to ping other computers on the network it is just timing out. I will work on it and post back with progress or lack of progress.
Thank you again!
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Can you post the results of the ipconfig/all, so I can take a look at your settings, please.
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Sorry, I have not had a chance to work on this recently. I am able to see shared files and printers on other computers on my network, however, they are still not able to see files and printers on my PC (mainpc)
Is there a way to cut and paste the ipconfig/all results without typing everything in?
Here are the results of ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name..... MAINPC
Primary Dns Suffix....:
Node Type......: Unknown
IP Routing Enabled......: No
WINS Proxy Enabled....: No
DNS Suffix Search List...: dlink

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix..: dlink
Description............: Realetk RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address.....: 00-40-2B-40-EE-4F
Dhcp Enabled................: Yes
Autonconfiguration Enabled...: Yes
IP Address....................: 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask............: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway............: 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server...........: 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers.............: 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained.......: Monday, August 13, 2007 4:02:03 PM
Lease Expires.........: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 4:02:03 AM
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Would I get better response in the XP forum? Is there a way to move this to there?
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yes, when you open the cmd prompt window to enter the ipconfig info. Right click on the title bar and select properties. Make sure the quick edit box is selected. After that just your your mouse to high light the text, and then right click and choose copy.

Then paste here and you should be done.

if you have a printer shared on one computer. Go to the other computer. Go to start, run and type in the computer name preceeded by 2 backslashes.
For example: \\ranger\
where ranger would be your computer name.

So, if things are working right, you should see a window pop up that shoes your available connections.

If your computer can't find the other system via pc name, then do the same with the computers ip address.
\\127.0.0.1\

If you still can't find the share let me know and we can go further into it.
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starjax, Thank you for your reply. I tried locating the main computer on the network (mainpc) by computer name and by ip address and both times got "The network path was not found". Here is the current results of ipconfig/all. (Much easier when I can now cut and paste. Thank you)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MAINPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dlink

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Eth
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-2B-40-EE-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 20, 2007 10:25:38 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 27, 2007 10:25:38 PM
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go to start run, type in cmd.
in the command promt window, type in ping followed by the ip address of the mian pc. this needs to be done via another pc on the network. That way we can see if we can see the pc on the network.

ping 127.0.0.1 as an example.

If it fails, then there is an issue with your router. I would start by upgrading the firmware.
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OK, I think I am at least now back to where I started from. I re-ran netsetup.cpl. Re-entered group name etc. I am now able to ping from Desktop A to Desktop B successfully. Also can ping from Desktop B to desktop A successfully. When I enter \\Desktop B\ from Desktop A I can see Desktop Bs shared folders and printers. When I enter \\Desktop A\ from Desktop B, I get an error saying I may not have permissions. I do have the latest version of Firmware installed. Again here is latest ipconfig/all results.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MAINPC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dlink

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : dlink
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-2B-40-EE-4F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 20, 2007 2:05:43 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, August 28, 2007 2:05:43 AM
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you have to type in CMD at the run line. WHen the cmd window opens, then you type in ping, tracert, ipconfig, ect.
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Hummmmmm. I have been entering those cammands from the cmd window and have been successful running the ping and ipconfig commands. The problem I am having now is that the Main PC (Desktop A in spacecowboy706's instructions) on the network is able to recognize shared files and printers on "Desktop B" however, Desktop B is not able to access shared files and printers on the Main PC.
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Does desktop A have any Firewalls or antivirus software running?
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this sounds like a ACL issue...more info here..
you may have to cut and paste the link...my BB code is not showing up for me this morning...
http://www.practical...ientconnect.htm

for more on the ACL go here
http://www.practical...aring/06acl.htm

When a user on another computer on the network attempts to access a shared disk or folder, Windows XP Professional checks to see whether that user has permission to access it.� The client computer sends the user name and password of the user who is currently logged in, and the XP Professional computer checks them.� If those ‘credentials' match an account on XP Professional, then it checks the ACL for the shared disk or folder.� If the ACL permits access by that user, access is granted; if not, access is denied....
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