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 02/26/2005 04:25 PM
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wing_z3r0
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Aarrgh....

I had to reformat our laptop recently. Now I cant get our network set up.

Here's the situation: I have my desktop hard wired to my dsl modem. THe modem also has a basic firewall AND a wireless gateway.

Our laptop is a dell ( No i dont know why my parents got a dell) and it has a built in wireless card.

I can connect to the internet on BOTH computers.... BUT the computers do not see each other. I can not share files or the printer.

I have tried many things. Both computers are under the same workgroup (mshome)

and the zone alarm firewalls on each computer are configured to accept connections from the other's ip address.....

Help would be most appreciated.....
wng

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 02/26/2005 04:30 PM
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first of all, you need to change the name of your work group...mshome is the default name and anybody with a wireless network detector and some determination can hack into your network...

have you made sure that file and printer sharing is enabled on both computers?

it may not be applicable here, but when windows xp home edition first came out, there was some controversy over it's inablity to network (college kids with laptops couldn't access their school's networks, etc) I'm sure this has been addressed since then.

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 02/26/2005 04:55 PM
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wing_z3r0
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my security is pretty good... Im using wpa AND ive configured the router so that it will only accept communications from my laptop's mac address.... and its xp pro on both machines

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 03/05/2005 10:45 AM
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Did you try disabling zonealarm to see if that made any diff? And you didnt' answer wicked's question about file and printer sharing. You went into My Network Places and ran the "Set up a home or small office network"?

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 03/05/2005 11:16 AM
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wow forgot about this thread, i got it worked out

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