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Missing "Client for MS Networks"


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I recently had a problem with my Linksys 4 port router and replaced it with a new unit. (Model BEFSR41) After getting it installed I was unable to access my Workgroup or any of the other computers/files on the network from my #1 computer. I've gone through the usual network wizard procedures without success. My other computers (all XP) can log onto the Workgroup and show the #1 computer, but cannot access its files.

I found a question on this site entitled "Cannot join any workgroups or domains in XP" and tried the solution. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that when I uninstalled "Client for MS Networks" from the Local Area Connection Properties" it would also disappear from the "1394 Connection Properties" as well. Worse still, I can't figure out how to re-install it! I have no XP disk with this HP machine, since the recovery files are on partition E of the C drive. Is the needed file somewhere in the E partition?
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Google is your friend. I searched on install Client for MS Networks and voilla`, got this link.
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I found that too. However, when I got to this step:

4. From the new dialog on display, select `Client' and click on Add... to continue.

5. From the list of manufacturers at the right of the active window choose `Microsoft'. Then, choose "Client for Microsoft Windows" from the list of Network Clients on the right side of the window. Click on the OK button to continue.


the list that came up did NOT include "Client for MS Networks". I had no way to select it! Someone from another help site suggested doing a restore from a time prior to the problem, and that worked. I just re-installed Client for MS Networks. Thanks for your help.
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Good fix, thanks for letting me know.
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