Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC
Home network router problem. computer ''A'' cannot ''see'' computer ''B''. But computer ''B'' can see computer ''A'' Both can access internet with no problems.Network is ethernet. Computers both XP with SP2. Router is actiontech. ISP is Verizon FIOS
Please try this.. first ping the other computer, in your case, ping computer "A" from computer "B", if it's successful, then open the Network Connections from the Control Panel of the
Computer B > click "File" on the menu > New Connection > Next > Set up a Home or Small office Network > Finish another wizard with the name Network Setup Wizard will open up, click Next > Next > select "This computer connects to the internet through a residential gateway or through another computer on my network" > Next and provide the description and name of your computer, then Next and provide a Workgroup name > Next > Turn on File and printer sharing > Next > wait for few minutes and select "use my windows xp cd" > Next > Next > Finish, you'll be prompted to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Restart your computer B and now run the same procedure on Computer A, but at this point, you have to use your Windows Xp cd/Dvd. Insert the Cd/Dvd in your Cd/Dvd-rom drive, after the autoplay runs, select "Perform Additional Task" and again click on "Set up home or small office network" and proceed with the onscreen instructions. After you are done with the process, restart your computer and ping from Computer A to Computer B, hopefully, the ping should be successful. Now ping Computer A from Computer B, this should also work fine. After you are done pinging, you can test the connection. If you have further problem, let me know.
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Wireless networks have become an increasingly popular way to access the Internet. Connecting to a wireless network allows you to browse the Internet without having to physically connect any cords to your computer.
Troubleshooting wireless connectivity can sometimes be confusing, because even if a wireless network is not able to bring you to any web pages, often your computer's wireless card will still connect to the wireless network that is being broadcast.
In other words, a wireless network will read "connected" even if it is not connected to the Internet.
Connect to a different wireless network. If there is an alternate wireless network within range of your computer that you legally are able to use (a free public Wi-Fi rather than your neighbor's wireless network, for instance), try connecting to it and browsing the Internet.
If the same issue occurs on the alternate wireless network, you may have an issue with your computer's wireless card or with your Internet browser.
If you are able to connect to the alternate network but still not able to connect to your own, the problem is most likely localized to the wireless network you use at home.
Reset all devices.
The great majority of Internet connection issues can be resolved by a simple reset of all the devices in your home network.
Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and unplug them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug its power cord) for a full 30 seconds.
Plug them back in and restart your computer.
Try to connect to the Internet using your wireless network after your computer has booted back up.
If the connection still fails, some further troubleshooting is required.
Bypass your wireless router.
If your computer's wireless card is connecting to your wireless network of choice yet you are still not able to access any websites, there may be a connection issue on either your modem or router.
The easiest way to locate the problem is to temporarily eliminate the router from the network. Locate the Ethernet cable that connects your modem to your router and unplug it from the router.
Plug the cable directly into one of the Ethernet ports on your computer and reset the modem in the manner described above.
Now try your Internet connection again. If there is still no Internet access, the problem is most likely with your modem or your computer; contact the technical support department of your Internet service provider (ISP) for further assistance.
If the modem goes online directly connected, your router is causing the problem and may need to be reconfigured. Contact the router manufacturer for further assistance.
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