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Networking XP Computers using Linksys router


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dstegall77

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I am trying to network two computers (XP Home) using a Linksys wireless router WRTG54GS. One computer is wireless while the other is wired. On the wireless I can see the other computer but cannot access it, tells me it is not accessible. From the wired computer I cannot even see the other computer.

Is there a setting in the router to allow networking and file sharing?

I simply want to do file and printer sharing. I cannot ping the wired computer from the wireless computer but I can ping the wireless computer from the wired one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by dstegall77, 02 October 2005 - 09:25 PM.

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Kurt_Aust

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Sounds more like a firewall blocking you. Try disabling any software firewalls on the PCs and then pinging and file sharing.
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ensure both systems have file/printer sharing enabled, if both have XP-SP2, then the XP firewall will have these listed under exceptions.

ensure your WORKGROUP name is the same between the systems and that both computers have different names
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Thanks to both of you. Looks like things are good to go. I can access the other computer now.

Now I just have to get my wife and kids to keep their files in the appropriate directory structure so I can back it up!

Thanks again.
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Glad you got it working!
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