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#1 eagle27

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Posted 10 December 2008 - 03:16 PM

Hi,

I am having a problem setting up my home network.
I have a Dell 4700 and a VAIO VGN-FJ270. The VAIO system is corrupt and the USB ports do not work. I am trying to transfer files from the VAIO to the Dell using the ethernet connections. I have a Linksys 5 group switch that I am using to connect the 2 computers. The switch is not connected to the internet. Please advise if this is the proper setup to connect these two computers.

Also when I run the network setup wizard on both computers I am not sure if I am selecting the proper descriptions that describe the type of connections it wants me to choose. AT one point I was able to see the VAIO on my Dell when I viewed workgroup computers but wasn't sure how the whole thing works about sharing the files. Now when I re did the setup I cannot get either computer to see each other in the workgroup mode. Are there other items should know about in regards to firewall setup, Spybot control, LAN settings, etc. that I should prepare that would assist this process?

Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

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