08-30-2007, 06:26 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Your problem has nothing to do with the router, it is a setting on each of your computers.
In Windows XP click this path:
"My Network Places"
"Set up a home or small office network" (if you are making a wireless connection, click the one for wireless network)
"Next" "Next" "Next"
Type in a description of the computer in the top field and then in the bottom field give that same computer a name; the name has to be all capitals.
Click "Next"; it is ok to leave the default name MSHOME, click "Next".
Click the radio button to turn "ON" file and printer sharing, since that is your whole purpose of networking the two computers together, to share files.
Review that information and click "Next"
The computer will now run a quick process to do all th linking, just let it have a minute to think.
select "Just finish the wizard, I don't need to rin the wizard on any other computers" and click "Next"
Repeat this process once on each computer that you want to add to your network. It is important that they all have the same Workgroup name: MSHOME (or what ever you changed it to). For example, if you have four computers: two with the workgroup name MSHOME and another two named LOCALNET (or whatever you want to call it) only computers with the same name could share files so you would have two networks basically. Change them all to the same name and they'll all be on the same LAN.
The other key is to make sure they ALL have file/printer sharing enabled.
Hope that helps, have fun.