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HOME NETWORK! HELP!!!

OK, I have 3 computers all running Win XP Pro. all going threw a linksys broadband router. and all have internet acess.

comp 1 has a printer on it. but i can not set up a home network.
comp 2 and 3 do not have printers and have both been sucessfull at setting up a Home net work using the network setup wizard.

When I try to use the Wizard on Comp 1 I keep getting an error:

It says: there was an error in configuring your network.
try again with different settings or configure the network manualy

I have tried every possible setting and do not know how to do manualy in XP.

I am about to loose my mind here! please help me!

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  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    I have done that already.



    My problem is on my other 2 computers I have (My Network Places) I even have 2 on each one called "Home'' and one called "Masta" (i would also like to know how to delete them and start over!



    But on my computer I cant seem to get to get the Wizard to set up a Home Network for me at all. I wont give me a (my network places) icon or pathway to use!



    PLEASE HELP!!!!


  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    Just checked, they are all on "HOME" workgroup



    kinda strang, when I was looking at "my network places" on one of the othe computers, it showed shared files for that computer, shared fils for the other computer, and nothing for this computer! but it did sho the router!

  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    I think so but I could be wrong! where is that at? (file sharing)

  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    it is checked. while there i hit install on that tab and it asked for driver! but it was already there and seemed to be installed!



    After i hit insatll it showed 3 things : client , server , protocol



    I checked on the othe computers and they have drivers on all 3



    this computer does not have a driver on CLIENT! could this be the problem and if so what am I trying to get a driver for and how do i know where to go?



    Please tell me we are getting closer! lol

  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    Arrrg, It is all set up just like that showed me to already!



    could it be that Client driver that i seem to be missing?

  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    out of ideas?

  • chefgregory Dec 29, 2007

    Well, I have all those installed on the computer already and as said i do have internet access on the computer!



    but when i run the setup wizard to create "my network places" (home) it keeps giving me the error! and wont complete it!

  • chefgregory Jan 05, 2008

    sorry was busy with work and could not reply. no, still have the problem. strangly enough I had the (my network places) on this computer then out of no place they were gone! but at no time even with it on this computer was I able to acess them from the other 2 computers! now after installing the the xp updates on the 3rd computer it will not set up a network either! i am thinking it was to do with that now! I might reinstall windows on the 3rd computer and see what happens! at this point i have nothing on that computer to worry about saving! I keep turning the firewall off on the third computer and after i try to set up network it is back on! no fire wall on this or the 2nd computer!



    My head is spinning!

  • chefgregory Jan 06, 2008

    will try that!

  • chefgregory Jan 07, 2008

    OK, did a Virus Scan in Safe Mode and nothing there!

    I am going to refresh you with all info here!



    3 computers all using windows XP #1 and #3 have service pack 2 #2 does not!



    #1 will not set up a network - keeps saying there was an error!

    #2 Has set up a Network and can see #1 and #3 but cant access either due to no network on the other 2!

    #3 had a network, but after installing the Service pack 2 it disapeared and will not set it up! it goes threw all the motions but when doen it does not have a (My Network Places) in the Start menu or anyplace else! this computer is much older and slower but seems to be running fine!



    #1 at one point had the (My Network Places) in startup and then it was gone! but it was not working, just kind of there!



    I have done scan on all 3 comp, and have pulled out alot of my hair! lol!



    any new ideas?

  • chefgregory Jan 07, 2008

    ok on #1 i have a VIA VT6102 Rine II fast eithernet adapter



    on #2 it is an e-mach and has a on board eithernet adapter. I will have to check into it more! but it is the one that is working! lol



    on #3 i have a network everyware model NC100 fast eithernet 10/100



    and my router is a Linksys WRT54G it was wireless but all 3 computers are hard wired threw it!



    oh ya, jsut a FYI all 3 computers have full internet access!

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx

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  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 29, 2007

    are they all in the same workgroup?
    Right click on my computer to check

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 29, 2007

    do have filesharing turned on?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 29, 2007

    Find the network card (labeled Local Area Connection
    by default), right-click on it, and select Properties. check File and
    Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 29, 2007
  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 29, 2007

    Make sure that you have these installed.

    Client for microsoft networks

    File and printer sharing for microsoft newtworks

    internet protocol v6

    QOS packet scheduler

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Dec 30, 2007

    Check and see if the firewall on the non-networking computer is on....

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 02, 2008

    Check and see if the firewall on the non-networking computer is on....

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 05, 2008

    did you get this resolved? If so what did you do to fix it?

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 05, 2008

    Wow, what a mess. I feel bad about your dilemma. When I am at a clients place, it is easy to see what is going on. Not being there is frustrating to me as I cant see what is going on at yours.



    Have you scanned the computers with a virusscanner, spybot and adaware, in safe mode? That could be a problem overlooked, too.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 07, 2008

    What router and adapters are you using..

    Make, model, and numbers.

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