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By BorgInva ·
This is for a friend and has no relation to my current networking question which is opened.

System 1:
WinXP Pro
1.2Ghz Celeron
458 MB RAM
LinkSys Wireless Router - Hard wired to machine via 3Com Ethernet 10/100 card

System 2:
WinXP Pro
800Ghz
256 MB RAM
LinkSys Wireless Network Card

Problem -
Tried to use Windows built in "Set up home or small office network" Option in Network Connections. Before activating this network, both machines had Internet access. After initializing the network, System 2 lost it's internet connection. Upon deleting the Network bridge, System 2 immediately reagined internet access.

Trying to get both machines to use the Internet, and share files/printers between each other.

Any suggestions?

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by quintar51 In reply to Networking Issues

how are the machines getting their IP address? is it obtained from the router or is it specified manually?

Are both machines able to ping each other by IP address? if so, are they able to ping by name?

Regarding internet access, all you needto make sure is that both machines are pointing to the router as their gateway and are using the correct DNS entries, which would be the ISP's.

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by BorgInva In reply to Networking Issues

From yesterday's comments:
quintar51,
Systems are getting internet access. So that is not a problem anymore.
The static IP address is the cable line into the house.
The internal IP address of the systems are determined by the router.
If youneed to know them, they are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101
He needs to look up that ping info.

Does any of this help?

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by BorgInva In reply to Networking Issues

quintar51,
Systems are getting internet access. So that is not a problem anymore.
The static IP address is the cable line into the house.
The internal IP address of the systems are determined by the router.
If you need to know them, they are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101
He needs to look up that ping info.

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by BorgInva In reply to Networking Issues

quintar51,
Systems are getting internet access. So that is not a problem anymore.
The static IP address is the cable line into the house.
The internal IP address of the systems are determined by the router.
If you need to know them, they are 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101
He needs to look up that ping info.

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by AirHockeyNinja In reply to Networking Issues

Ok, here we go;

1. need accounts with the same username/password on each machine.
2. turn off simple file sharing (in windows explorer, tools>folder options>view>scroll to the bottom of the list.
3. create a shared folder with full control permissions for the account (remember to remove the EVERYONE group from the permissions tab!)
4. this should enable sharing of the documents in the shared folder.
5. I'm not sure if you can share a printer with a wireless connection (I've never tried) but the easiest solution is to hook the printer up to the wired machine (the one connected to the router), and just save the file you want to print to that machine, then print from there.
Feel free to email me.

Good luck,
Joe

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by BorgInva In reply to Networking Issues

Sorry. He was able to fix it, but none of the suggestions worked for him.

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by BorgInva In reply to Networking Issues

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