-=PCTechTalk=- Re: how? laptop settings to print

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: ~OoO~ 
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Friday, December 16, 2005 1:37 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: how? laptop settings to print

802.11g. We're assuming the laptop is using 802.11g, since you did say it is 
connecting to the router. That's what the Linksys does, and that's what you 
need the laptop to do (it could actually be 802.11b as well, which is much 
slower). Actually, you say its showing as connected with a very good signal 
strength. But, we want to make sure that you are indeed connecting to your own 
network as opposed to a neighbor's network. Normally, you look for the SSID on 
the linksys and the SSID on the wireless card on your laptop.
 

On the laptop, when you go click on that wireless connection on the bottom 
right, it should bring up a window, which I believe you verified as coming up. 
Somewhere in there you should be able to click something to see the properties 
of that connection. I don't use wireless so I cannot walk you through exactly 
on this one, but I know that you can highlight the connection and click 
somewhere to view the properties. In those properties, you will see the SSID 
and channel it is connecting to. I'm not too concerned about the channel, but 
we want the SSID if you can find that. If not, we will assume you are on the 
right network. Although, I hate to assume.

WINDOW- properties:
ok - unkder wireless networks properties, I click on linsksys and properties. 
I get a box - association tab - says network name (SSID): it has linksys there, 
but it is gray'd out. 
network authentication is open
data encryption is disabled. 
interestting - if I look at choose a wireless network, it says linksys - 
connected, unsecured wireless network. 
under that is amy - secured, and default, unsecured. 
wondering if amy is my neighbor... we used to pick up pete's system, but never 
amy's. 
 

Regarding the other little screen with the red X that says LOCAL AREA CONNECT - 
A NETWORK CABLE IS UNPLUGGED. you can ignore it. This should be your wired 
Ethernet port on your system.

 

You say you get the password screen when you go to http://192.168.1.1 
<http://192.168.1.1/> . That's good, cause it says you can access the router. 
Now, you need to go into the settings. By default, the linksys password I 
believe is "admin" without the quotes. Leave the login name blank, and type in 
admin for the pass. If that doesn't work, type in "admin" for both the login 
and the pass. Someone else with a Linksys should be able to verify what the 
default it.

ADMIN WORKED

 

Whatever it is, change that default. Never keep the default pass. Just as you 
can get on, someone on the outside can get in, use the default pass, and then 
change the pass on you.

 

Anyways. if you get into the router, look somewhere in there at one of the 
settings tab. I don't have a Linksys, so I am going off the top of my head 
here. But, it may be a tab called SETTINGS or STATUS or ADMIN. Point is, you 
are looking for a setting called SSID. When you find it, tell me what it is, 
and is it the same as the SSID the laptop is connecting to.

under wireless, it says
wireless network name (SSID) linksys
 wireless SSID broadcast: enable or disable - it says enable. 
Router says - router name SVEASOFT - 
this is all on the laptop - 

Are we gaining on it? or am I a hopeless cause!! <grin>

Cris


---Troth

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Cris

Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 11:04 AM

To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: how? laptop settings to print

 

hmmmm - see below!

----- Original Message ----- 

From: ~OoO~ 

To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 10:41 AM

Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: how? laptop settings to print

 

Alrighty... now we're getting somewhere. So, the laptop does not seem to be 
accessing the network.

 

 

We need to check if the wireless connection is, well, connecting.

 

 

 

Let's answer a few questions:

 

 

 

1. The laptop uses 802.11g, right?

huh? <grin>

 

 

2. With the wireless connection on the laptop, there should be some sort of 
monitor on the bottom right for the wireless. If you hover over it or open it, 
somewhere on there should says CONNECTED or DISCONNECTED. Can you verify that 
it says CONNECTED?

I have:

Wireless network connection is now connected

connected to Linksys

signal strength very good

 

I also have something that says - windows is currently  managing this wireless 
device (which probably has nothing to do with it)

 

BUT

I also have 2 little screens pictures with a red X that says:Local area 
Connection - a network cable is unplugged. 

 

 

 

3. Checking in the same spot as #3, if it says connected, it should tell you 
what SSID it is connected to. What is the SSID name given?

 

not sure about this????

 

 

 

4. At this point, with the laptop, can you access the internet?

 

I get online fine. I don't check email with the laptop so I don't know about 
that. but I can get to web sites and AIM works. 

 

 

 

5. Using the laptop, can you access the router? How would you know. simple. 
open your web browser on the laptop (IE or any other) and see if you can access 
the router settings. If you can access the settings, then you're at least 
connecting to the router. If you cannot access the router settings, then you 
are not even connecting to the router. To access the router settings on a 
Linksys, you should type in the browser http://192.168.1.1 
<http://192.168.1.1/> 

It asks for a password...???

 

 

 

6. Assuming you can access the router settings, look somewhere in there at one 
of the settings tab. I don't have a Linksys, so I am going off the top of my 
head here. But, it may be a tab called SETTINGS or STATUS or ADMIN. Point is, 
you are looking for a setting called SSID. When you find it, tell me what it 
is, and is it the same as the SSID the laptop is connecting to.

 

 

 

7. And, last important, are you using Cable or DSL?

Cable

 

 

 

 

PS: As we correspond back and forth, DO NOT trim the post by deleting the old 
content. Leave it all here so I can keep skimming back and forth with your 
responses. Just hit REPLY, type and SEND.

 

:o)

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

---Troth

 

 

 

 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctechtalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Cris

Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 10:28 AM

To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: how? laptop settings to print

 

 

 

Ok... Router is Linkseys Wireless G

 

Cris-main-9-04 shows cris main, and allmine laptop. 

 

 

 

Laptop says - Schfam is not accessible, you might not have permission to use 
this network resource. countact the administrator of this server to find out if 
you have access permissions. the list of servers for this workgroup is not 
currently available. 

 

 

 

cris

 

 

 

----- Original Message ----- 

 

From: ~OoO~ 

 

To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

 

Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 10:00 AM

 

Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: how? laptop settings to print

 

 

 

 

 

Ok. back to the drawing board.

 

 

 

 

 

Here's what I have. You have a workgroup name of SCHFAM. Now. you've made sure 
that BOTH the desktop (cris-main-9-04) and the laptop (crislaptop) have the 
exact same workgroup name, right? Assuming that's correct, we can move to the 
next step.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The desktop is XP Home. So, that's already set up as using 'simple file 
sharing', as that's the only way XP Home can be set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How about the laptop? Make sure 'simple file sharing' is enabled. Open MY 
COMPUTER. Go to TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS. Click on the VIEW tab. In the bottom 
pane, scroll all the way to the bottom. If XP Media Ed is the same as the Pro 
version, the last option at the bottom should say USE SIMPLE FILE SHARING 
(RECOMMENDED). Make sure that's checked. If the option is not there, let me 
know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok. Once you have that all set, shut down BOTH computers. Make sure they are 
both off at the same time. Turn the first computer on, the desktop, and let it 
boot up all the way. After its completely booted, move onto the laptop and 
start that one up. Same thing, wait for it to boot all the way through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now. on each computer. open up MY COMPUTER again. On the left side, under OTHER 
PLACES, you should see MY NETWORK PLACES. Select that. Doesn't have to be done 
at the same time on each computer. You're just checking something, but you need 
to check on both computers. Anyway. once you're in MY NETWORK PLACES, on the 
left side, click on VIEW WORKGROUP COMPUTERS. When you do that, you should see 
both computers (the computer you're currently on, and the other computer). 
Check and let me know if both computers are listed. After you respond to this 
one, we can continue.

 

 

 

 

 

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