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    need help with networking issues

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    by jgavazzi87 ·

    im not very educated on networking my two home computers. i have a linksys wireless adapter and a wireless router. both computers pick up the internet signal from the router but i cant figure out how to share my printer and scanner. im running an xp computer and a 98SE. if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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    • #3351849

      Sharing Folders and such

      by bfilmfan ·

      In reply to need help with networking issues

      For XP, the info you need is here:

      http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/filesharing.htm

      For Windows 98, here:

      http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/FileSharing/Windows/facstaff98.html

      Just make sure that you place them both into the same workgroup, that XP has the firewall off, and you aren’t digitally signing communications in XP.

      Enjoy

    • #3351796

      Wrong forum

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to need help with networking issues

      This is a tech. problem, in search of a solution.

      It properly belongs in “Technical Q&A,” not in “Discussions.”

      Please re-post there.

      Thank you.

      • #3350620

        Good work, deepsand

        by stress junkie ·

        In reply to Wrong forum

        I’m glad you caught this bastard and put him in his place. You are truly God’s gift to forum police.

        • #3352412

          Reply To: need help with networking issues

          by jgavazzi87 ·

          In reply to Good work, deepsand

          hey hey i wasnt aware that i couldnt put questions in the discussions section. i just needed help and didnt know where to ask. im not trying to do anything by putting it in dicussions so get off my fucking back

        • #3331041

          Nobody was on your ******* back.

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Reply To: need help with networking issues

          It was merely polite advise that TR has 2 distinct forums, each for intended for & designed to serve different purposes.

          That you ended up in the wrong one is a common problem, one that as been addressed in several discussions.

          While there are steps that TR can take to direct members to the proper forum, to date thay have shown little interest in doing so.

          Therefore, it falls to the members to attempt to mitigate the problem as best we can.

        • #3330961

          Don’t be discouraged

          by stress junkie ·

          In reply to Reply To: need help with networking issues

          The sarcasm in my apparently supportive post to deepsand may not be apparent. I am, in fact, deriding his gestapo-like activities as a self appointed forum police.

          Don’t let deepsand or any others of his kind discourage you. He is out of line, not you.

        • #3330905

          Am I to understand that you …

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Don’t be discouraged

          1) Fail to understand the difference between the 2 forums; or,

          2) That you deliberately chose to ignore them?

        • #3330754

          Reply To: need help with networking issues

          by stress junkie ·

          In reply to Am I to understand that you …

          I’ll take option 2.

        • #3325697

          So, you consider yourself …

          by deepsand ·

          In reply to Reply To: need help with networking issues

          exempt from community standards?

    • #3249540

      hey sorry

      by jgavazzi87 ·

      In reply to need help with networking issues

      i didnt mean to start a war of words here, im just simply confused about a problem i ran into and needed help. i knew there were some good people who could help me out with my problems but i didnt expect to find people like deepsand acting like the fbi telling people where they should post. maybe instead of using your brain to think up ways to correct people, you could use it in a more positive way, by helping people like me with some technical issues.

      • #3250336

        What FBI?

        by deepsand ·

        In reply to hey sorry

        TR does nothing to help quide people to the proper forum.

        This is a well known problem, one that has given rise to several discussions re. ways to solve it, with the reslut to date that TR has declined to turn any resources toward it at this time. They seem to be more concerned with the site’s re-design, which has broken a number of functions that previously worked.

        As a result, it falls to the members to self police the site with regards to spam, ads, flames, and other matters re. this community’s rules.

        Toward that end, several of us do point out to members such as yourself that you have mis-posted to the wrong forum. In so doing, we make no presumption as to whether such was or was not knowingly done.

        By posting to the correct forum, you will help ensure that your post is more likely to draw a respone from those so interested, while making it easier for others to find posts of interest to them.

        It’s a win-win situation if everyone conforms to the intended uses of the various forums.

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