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Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:11 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:46 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:50 PM
Edited by ragergle, 15 February 2009 - 04:51 PM.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 06:03 PM
OK. Let's start with the firewalls. On the firewall of the desktop that will not connect, the router IP address is set as trusted.
Before I went into the other room to check the firewall settings on that nonconnecting desktop, I viewed the computers in the workgroup that I had established for the Belkin router. Wonder of wonders,-- the nonconnecting desktop was in the list, and,... I was able to do a file transfer to another desktop. (This is after two days of not seeing that computer in the workgroup.) I had done nothing that I hadn't done before, things like disconnect all of the ethernet cables from the router so that I could hook internet directly to the notebook, then reseat all the cables,...
From the now partially connected desktop, I can ping the router, but not an address on the internet.
As for the notebook, there is only Windows XP Pro firewall. With the firewall off, I tried to connect to the LAN wirelessly and got an error when the notebook was acquiring a network address. (That is where the process has been timing out.) The result: limited or no connectivity once again.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:16 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 10:56 PM
I know what I want to put on the notebook: Mozilla Firefox browser, Thunderbird mail program, Spybot, and Online Armor firewall,... But, before I get too carried away, I would like to save the current state of my newly acquired notebook. Do you have a recommendation on how to do so? For example, Do you know of free programs that will capture the state and burn onto a DVD?
I'm thinking that I would like to get what I can from the internet while I actually have access, then go about testing the wireless connection, or is it safe to test the wireless connection now?
Thank you so much for your help so far. I could not have done it without you!!!
Posted 15 February 2009 - 11:47 PM
Edited by ragergle, 16 February 2009 - 01:59 AM.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:42 PM
Edited by Desion, 16 February 2009 - 01:09 PM.
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