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Lenovo S10 netbook wirless connection problem

My Lenovo S10 netbook running Windows XP can detect & connect to Adhoc computer to computer wireless network but it fails to connect to other computer in the same network. Tried pinging at their respective IP addresses from both sides but to no avail. And both computers have the same workgroup name.

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Check the IP configuration of both computers, they should have the same address range if not it needs to be changed.

ON each computer click on Start - Run and type cmd and press Enter.
This will open a DOS box, then type "ipconfig" (without the quotes)
The IP address range should be the same on both computers (ie the first 3 groups on numbers in the IP address has to be the same on both computers) only the last group has different number.

Get back to me if you still have problems.

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Don't have a router and want to connect the two wireless computers with each other you need to set up both computers to an adhoc mode.If using Windows XP in your desktop computer follow the steps below to configure the wireless adapter to adhoc mode.

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From the desktop computer, under network connections right click on wireless network connection then click on view available wireless network. Highlight Linksys then hit connect. Do the same thing on the laptop. Once they are both connected try to ping each other and see if you will get reply. To ping the laptop from the desktop computer,follow the steps below:

a.On WinXP/2000:
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type cmd then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping then hit enter.
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Click Start > Run. On the Open field type command then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping then hit enter.

Do the same thing on the laptop but instead of pinging the need to ping the

If you got replies it means that you are already communicating with each other.

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Right click on my computer properties>click on hardware>device manager>under network adapters right click on wireless-G notebook adapter then select properties>click on the Advance Tab then look channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like1, 6, and 9.

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