[access-uk] Re: wireless network frustrations!

Well, that's the way I came to understand it better and, whether it's really 
right or not, I found it helpful.

Just look at the Help in XP under Networking and then go for it.

--
Carol
carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "kevin and Emma" <kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 2:31 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: wireless network frustrations!


> hi carol, many thanks! this is precisely the sort of info i've been trying
> to locate. the internet is a treasure trove of information, but so far as
> networking goes, someone's lost the key to the treasure vault! smile. i 
> had
> it in mind that i'd need separte setups for home networking and for the
> internet, but nowhere could i find a coherent article to confirm this, 
> until
> you popped up anyhow! smile. all the articles i found banged on about how
> good wireless networks were and how you could share printers, 
> files/folders
> *and* the internet connection! nowhere did they differentiate between pc 
> to
> pc sharing and the internet bit. give the lady 5 stars!
> thanks to all for their help/suggestions! now let's see how much of a mess 
> i
> can make of it all! smile.
> kevin - (lord l)
> "Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without
> notice"-Will Durant
> contact me:
> email/msn: kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> skype: lordandladyl
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Carol Pearson" <carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 1:39 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: wireless network frustrations!
>
>
> Kevin,
>
> I think you're maybe confusing your getting onto the Internet with both
> machines and having a Home network for them to network and talk together.
>
> They're both concepts to understand.
>
> I have my laptop and desktop as my Home network and then, in addition, I 
> can
> allow a friend's laptop to use my wireless connection to the big wide 
> world,
> but my home network would not let it look at home computers and it 
> wouldn't
> see them either.
>
> Clear!  <Smile>
>
> So you now need to make sure they see each other and set up your home
> network.
>
> I can't get bogged down by the network adapters you need to have installed
> and such like.  I'm assuming you're all ready to go . . ..
>
> To do this you first turn on all computers, printers etc that you want to
> include at home.
>
> In my case I turned on the desktop, already connected to the Internet, and
> my laptop, with wireless capability.
>
> Now you need to run the Windows XP Network setup wizard, first on your 
> main
> computer and then on any additional computers.
>
> Here's a small snippit from Windows HELP:
>
>
> The final step is to run Windows XP Network Setup Wizard. You'll need to 
> do
> this first on the ICS host computer, then on each of the client computers.
> The
> wizard guides you through the following steps:
>
> list of 8 items
> . Configuring your network adapters.
> . Configuring all of your computers to share one Internet connection.
> . Naming each computer.
> . Automatically sharing the Shared Files folder with the computers on the
> network.
> . Automatically sharing printers that are connected to computers on the
> network.
> . Installing a firewall.
> . Installing network bridging components.
> . Installing Internet Connection Sharing Discovery and Control components.
> list end
>
> Don't let that bit sound complicated.  Once you're into the Wizard it's 
> not
> so bad . . ..
>
> To run the Wizard . . . the Help gives instructions as follows:
>
> 1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
> 2. Click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Set up or change
> your home or small office network.
>
> From that point I followed my nose, asked the odd question or two and 
> found
> I was sailing!
>
> Hope this helps a bit, at least so far as understanding what you have to 
> do.
>
> Come back to all with questions.  (I'm not your expert - just a tap under
> pressure!  <Smile>)
>
> --
> Carol
> carol.pearson@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "kevin and Emma" <kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:19 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: wireless network frustrations!
>
>
>> hi all, think i should clarify a point or two, smile. i've got no problem
>> getting the laptop online. in the list of wireless networks within range
>> the
>> one i created when getting the desktop online,we'll call it kevin for 
>> sake
>> of this explanation. so i ask the laptop to find networks in range, and
>> kevin shows up, i put in the security key and off we go. the problem i'm
>> having is i cannot get the two machines to see each other. i've tried
>> running the network set up thing, but it seems to only want me to create 
>> a
>> network, which i already have. logically to my mind (and probably wrongly
>> smile) i'd have thought there'd be an option to find a list of computers
>> on
>> a particular network once connected to it and then be able to allow or
>> deny
>> access between them. i can't find such an option or anything similar. now
>> i'm probably missing something very obvious! hence my trying to find a
>> step-by-step guide, with no luck so far.
>> i'm a complete novice when it comes to networking, so i don't know
>> settings
>> wise, what should be visible to another machine, and what shouldn't.
>> kevin - (lord l)
>> "Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without
>> notice"-Will Durant
>> contact me:
>> email/msn: kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>> skype: lordandladyl
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Yusuf" <yusufaosman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:45 AM
>> Subject: [access-uk] Re: wireless network frustrations!
>>
>>
>> Kevin, Just to add to what other people have said. I found that when
>> attempting to network a desktop and a laptop using Norton Internet
>> Security
>> I was completely unable to access files and folders with NIS running. If
>> you
>> run through the network wizard and find you are unable to access the
>> folders
>> you have selected to share try turning off the firewalls just to make 
>> sure
>> everything is sharing correctly.
>>
>> Also you didn't mention if you had any other security settings than the
>> key.
>> If you have your SSID hidden you will either need to type it in to the
>> laptop when trying to connect to the wireless access point or disable 
>> that
>> feature in the settings of the access point.
>> Good lukc
>> Yusuf
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "kevin and Emma" <kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2007 7:17 PM
>> Subject: [access-uk] wireless network frustrations!
>>
>>
>>> hi all, this has most likely been covered before, so if someone can 
>>> point
>>> me to a helpfull article rather than having too repeat themselves that's
>>> fine! smile.
>>> ok, scenario is ... we have a main desktop pc  connected to the internet
>>> via a wireless netgear router. all fine so far! smile. we have now
>>> purchased a new laptop, how can i get the new laptop (which has a
>>> built-in
>>> wireless adaptor) to access the net? i take it i just ask the wireless
>>> adaptor in the laptop to search for networks in range, put in the
>>> requested security key and off we go? i'd rather the 2 computers had
>>> independent access to the net rather than having to link the laptop to
>>> the
>>> net via the desktop if you know what i mean. also, how can i get the
>>> desktop and the laptop talking to one another so i can transfer files
>>> etc?
>>> i've had a quick look via google and keep coming across article about 
>>> how
>>> to secure a network once you've got one! i've sort of worked that one
>>> out!
>>> i just want  the 2 pc's networked first! smile.
>>> kevin - (lord l)
>>> "Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without
>>> notice"-Will Durant
>>> contact me:
>>> email/msn: kream@xxxxxxxxxxxx
>>> skype: lordandladyl
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