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Cannot setup home wireless network between computers

There is not a usb port on the router to do the wireless network setup wizard. How do I set up a home network to share files between computers?

I can access the internet from all computers, but cannot setup a network.

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  • clutchen Dec 12, 2008

    I am running XP on my base station, Vista on another (Vista is **** BTW), and Linux on another laptop. I guess thats crazy, because setting up a local network is impossible without an advanced degree or something.

  • paris_leo Dec 15, 2008

    Same, it got something to do with the firewall on the Router, using the dmz should solve it, but i still having problem with it.

  • Artgoodw Feb 11, 2009

    Eactly as you guys. Windows tell me I have succeeded in creating an home network. When I go to my network places ther is nothing there. If I try to look at other computers in my workgroup I am told I dont have administrator priveliges to do that@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@



    There is only me listed in my computer. Who is supposed to give me "permission"

    CrazEEEEEEEEE

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For THIS PARTICULAR ROUTER, you have to follow the following instructions:

I experienced this same problem on a friend's AT&T 2WIRE 2701HG-B router. The primary computer used WinXP,sp3; I added a laptop, WinXP,sp3 and a Macbook Pro w/ Leo OS v11, successfully.

How to resolve the issue (rather, how I resolved this issue):

From the desktop computer, connected to 2WIRE:

1) Open a browser and type http://gateway.2wire.net or http://192.168.1.254. This site will automatically detect your settings and provide the necessary info., required to set up your wireless network.

NOTE: NTWK information/settings for THIS router can NOT be retrieved via traditional methods. Ignore all other information that assigns a name to your network and/or password. Follow only this wizard, for success in setting up your wireless connection.

2) Verify that your Firewall and System settings are correct and up-to-date. If not, update your software by pressing the link on the right.

3) Click the Home Networking tab (at top of page):

Locate @ the right of your screen, "Status at a Glance".
Under "Home Network", verify:
"Ethernet = x"; (where x = $1)
"Wireless = 0" (ZERO IS OKAY!)

("Zero" will change to "1, 2, 3, etc.," upon successful connection of ea. new wireless device(s) added to the NTWK).

* Once a new wireless device is initially and successfully connected to the NTWK, the LCD wireless indicator of the router will illuminate green.

4) Under "Wireless Settings":

NOTE, the network name. This is the name (of Network) that you will use to connect your wireless device(s).

The default password is the 10-digit number [in brackets] displayed on the sticker, located on the bottom of the router (directly above the UPC code, below the SN).

5) Click "Edit Settings":

In the DEVICE YOU ARE ADDING, click or type in the name of NTWK, as stated under "Wireless Settings". Next, type in the 64-bit WEP password (10-digit number displayed on the sticker, located on the bottom of the 2WIRE router).

6) Click "Verify your Home Network".

Verify the wireless device you added is displayed and has been added to the NTWK.
The Ethernet setting should still remain = 1 (or however many devices are connected to the INET via wire) and Wireless should = 1 (or more, if +1 device has been added).
NOW, the wireless LED shall be glowing the same pretty green, as all the other indicators on the router! You are now connected. Congratulations!

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Hi!
Since all computers are online, you do not need to change any setting on the router for the computers to share file or resources.

If you are using Windows XP - try this link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040

For Vista:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/e2e03106-2546-4085-bd07-6c3ac95003111033.mspx


I hope that helps!

Good luck and have a nice say!

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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