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Configuring an Actiontec GT701-WG for networking
I currently have a desktop and laptop that are sharing an internet connection through an Actiontec GT701-WG gateway. I have setup a work group on both PC's (running XP) and setup some file/printer sharing on each. The desktop is wired through an ethernet connection and the laptop is connected via wireless. The problem I have is I can get each PC to see the other. I get an error that the work group is not accessable. The only configuration in the Actiontec I have done is enable the wireless setup.
Is there something within the Actiontec configuration that I need to configure or on either PC to get the PC's to talk to each other. My understanding is that the actiontec can do this functionality, but I am not familiar enough with this gateway to know for sure what configuration I need.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
I am in the same position, need guidance please.
I too have recently had huge connection issues with a customer's device. The DSL is new to his area which has 50-yr. old homes (and 50yr. old wiring, too!). Remote sensing from Ver. so far has suggested a bad device and/or internal wiring issues. Got Ver. to send a Westek, but still some line issues. My conclusion so far is that the Actiontek device may have some kind of proprietary hardware inside OR there is another internal issue with it. That unit is currently being pushed by Ver. reps. at CompUSA.
I am having the same problem. My laptop is wireless and desktop connected to modem via a Linksys router. I don't know enough to figure out where the issue is. If anyone has any answers I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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.
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