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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
 
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nuther puter question...

i'm very annoyed that I even have to ask this but... after installing xp on the new drive and re-setting up my home network, I still can't connect with her laptop. I redid everything on both computers, re setup my wireless connection and access point (linksys 2.4 gig wireless-g broadband router) and my "MSHOME" on both computers, I have the "1394" and local area connection running on my desktop, and the "1394" alledgedly connected on the laptop... I have also shut down the firewall on my desktop so that shouldn't be the problem... just running out of patience and beer for the night. any suggestions? could it be that her software hasn't been updated yet (I.E. service pack 2).. or is it something so simple that I will look like an idiot (nothing new)!!!! Jake
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 01:36 AM
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Can't connect to what? To the wireless access point, to the other computer, or can't browse the web?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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basically the web, but not seeing each other on our "home" network either so no file or print sharing... this is all wireless crap though, plugged in the ethernet and we are seeing each other and communicating with each other just fine... using the hub as the main access point for both computers. rcn comes through wall connects to modem, modem connects to desktop, desktop connects to linksys, lap top is now connecting via ethernet cable, but should be connection via wireless... I'm pretty much done trying to figure it out for the night, just updating everything via ethernet... will deal with wireless tomorrow. thanks though Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego!!!! jake
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 08:05 AM
 
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From the routers config page you should be able to set the transfer rate. Try "Auto" and try "54". Sometimes (I don't know why so dont ask) they have to have the Xfer rate set in order to talk.

Also try disconnecting the router (power and everything) about a few minutes later set it back up. Sometimes when new hardware or computers are replaced, the router doesn't pick it up.

Lemme know the out come, There is a bunch of other stuff we can check too.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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gotta head to work this morning through later this evening but I will be working on this settup when I get home tonight. Thanks for all the replys and help so far. Jake
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 11:12 AM
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If you think it's a wirelss issue, then disable any security you've set (which I hope you have) and start simple.

Try pinging the router from the command prompt, as if you're experiencing a problem related to name resolution, then 'the web' isn't going to work even if IP is actually routing.

Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> type "cmd" (w/o the quotes).

In the command window type "ping 192.168.1.1" (again, w/o the quotes). (Your Linksys router should be at that address by default).

Wait, is this one device we are talking about, or do you have a seperate DSL/Cable router and a seperate Wireless Access Point?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-26-2005, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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got it up and running, updated everything over the ethernet cable all the windows updates blah blah blah, and once i got everything updated the wireless connected right up. need to go back through and set my securtity stuff back up and then I should be set. Thanks for all the tips guys! Jake
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