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#1 uberdude007

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:47 PM

I have two computers on a network, one hardwired and one wireless.
My router is the Linksys WRT54G, Version 8.2
The hardwired computer is an unmodified Acer Aspire M5100 running Windows Vista Home Premium.
The wireless computer has a Linksys WMP54GS wireless adapter in it running Windows XP Home Edition.
My problem is this:
I have checked into every setting I can think of that would affect this.
They are both set to dynamically receive IP configuration via DHCP. All the addressing is handled by the router. I've tried everything I can think of, and I still can't get this network to work. Both computers can access the internet, but they refuse to access each other. They act like they can't see each other there. It's a rather quick way to annoy me.

So please, friends, help me!

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 08:59 PM

Try enabling the NetBIOS protocol on each.

http://www2.smcvt.edu/itweb/VPN/netbios.htm

http://ecross.mvps.org/howto/netbt.htm

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:24 PM

Thanks for that but I am still not getting the setting done with my vista and office's XP pc.
Please help, what can i do more.
and please tell me for file transfer can i use a parallel USB wire.????

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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:09 AM

Not sure what a parallel USB wire is...both are types of connections, but they are different.

Parallel port connections are pretty much in the past but they still work. Those were common with Win 9x systems, while USB connections are common with newer external peripherals (printers, scanners, etc.).

The Help menus for XP provide info on the various types of connections that allow file exchange between systems.

You might consider posting your networking issue at the BC Networking forum, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/21/networking/.

If you like, I can ask a staff member to move this thread to that forum...or you can just start a new post there. Whichever.

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