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Trying to network xp pc to wireless laptop

I have a wired XP PC which i would like to have network to my wireless Vista laptop. The connection is as follows: a bridged bellsouth DSL Router connected to Linksys G wireless router to which the Desktop XP PC is wired. Linksys assisted me in setting up the router and the laptop has access to the internet even if the desktop is turned off. However I am unable to print and share files between the two computers and linksys refused to help any further. I purchased the router to network these systems but I feel I wasted my money because they still are not networked. Can anyone help. I ran Network wizard on the desktop but I cannot see the laptop from the Desktop nor vice versa. The laptop networking map shows laptop> router > internet. but no further I still cannot see the desktop. Please help

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  • danav Feb 14, 2008

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  • networked_NO Feb 15, 2008

    Thanks for your advise. I've tried yourr recommendation but I am still not sucessful with my laptop being able to see the desktop. I need to correct my desktop is XP and Laptop is Vista. I also need to add in the Nnetwork Group on the XP desktp i can only see my desktop named. In its Network Connection it shows the local LAN connection. One the Laptop network and sharing folder it show my laptop named > linksys named > to the internet. It does not show the connection to the Desktop. I am now wondering if the network layout is correct. It is connected as follows Bridged Bellsouth DSLModem to Wireless Linksys Router which is connected wired to the desktop. I do like this method because it allow the laptop to independently connecting to the internet without the desktop being turned on. I hope I have made this much clearer to all. Thanks again for the help

  • chronomax Oct 14, 2008

    I have a laptop running vista home premium and a desktop running xp home edition sp3. I have westell dsl modem connected to a netgear wireless router/4 port switch. I have my xp desktop connected to the neatgear router via a wired connection and my vista laptop connected wirelessly. I cannot view either device from the other. All I can see is the router when I go to the network manager.

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I have a linksys wireless router that i bought today i am trying to plug it up in my house i also have linksys dsl boxs and my fax machine plug into this same pc and i cant figure out what to unplug and what plugs go where and how to plug it up at all

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Right click on the drive you want to share. Ex: C:\Vol-xx = name. In the pop up window click Sharing & Security. This needs done to all the drives you want access too. To share a printer. Everyone must have the printer drivers installed. The Pc that has a direct connection to the printer must also Share the printer on the network. Open Printer & Faxes, highlight the printer you want to share. Click File than click Sharing follow windows instructions.
Small suggestion regards to the wireless side of the network. Suggest you setup security so others close too you can not tap into your network. (common).

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Belkin N+N storage router doesn't work wirelessly


Hi, I had something like that with my Belkin Router N+N with USB F6D6230-4 V1, only I had a configuration wit a wired XP pc, Wireless XP and Wireless Vista. With both XP pc’s it was really plug and play, but with the Vista pc I had some problems to access the on the router connected USB drive. The Vista pc was connected to the network, and had Inet access. Other shared (network) drives were accessible on the Vista pc.

The first thing I tried was if I could access the drive trough its IP address, (\\routerIP in my case \\192.168.2.1), and I did get a question for a username and password. The only thing is that I tried all the regular names like Admin, Administrator, and so on, with my password but I did not get access.
On the internet there was no help to find for this model router on the Belkin websites (diverent country’s), the data on the Belkin websites is out of date, there is no support to find for new models. ………. So finely I did took the phone and did call the support desk…

Solution to my problem:
The problem seems to be in the Belkin storage manager program, that program works not correct under Vista. When I enter the routers IP and use the username “guest” without a password, it get access to it from my Vista pc. The follow thing I did was press the right mouse button on the drive, and press on “make connection” So..

\\RouterIP
Username : guest
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Hope, that this is also the solution to your problem.

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The Netherlands.

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On the Vista Computer
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On the Left Hand Side Click on Manage Wireless Networks

Remove your network From the List

then

Start > Connect to> Click on ur Network > Click Connect

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I take it you the Win XP PC is on the same network that your Vista Laptop is on and that some how you must be able to share the printer through your XP PC?
I think you are experiencing the many issue that Vista has to offer.
Maybe think of actually seeing about placing the printer on a Network print server. This would solve your issue. I did this with my Brother Laser printer and it works great. I believe the print servers are coming down in price I am using a TRENDnet TP100 and it works great with my two wired network desktop PCs and the two wireless notbooks that both have Vista on them.
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Just purchased laptop with windows vista home premium


If your PC has a wireless card, you can setup an AD-HOC network :

If your PC is XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/adhoc.mspx

If your PC is Vista: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/help/293c504f-b944-4d5d-835c-f080129bd5dc1033.mspx

If your PC only has a wired Ethernet connection, you may still connect the two using a Wireless Access Point/Router.

Once you have the two computers connected, you may do whatever networked operations you would like:

File & Printer Sharing is the most common:

XP: http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/FileSharing/Windows/win2kxp.html
Vista: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/File-Print-Sharing-Windows-Vista.html


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Asus 802.11 a/b/g wireless adapter problem


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where you using the same computer now, when you had this issue with the vista? or is this win XP pc that you have now is a different computer?

if you are getting limited or no connectivity, that means that the access point (wireless signal) is not giving you a valid IP address.

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Here is an article that should help -- there may be a issue. based on this article the Vista Computer is connected to the internet or ISP's network with a wire.

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