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#1 samia

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 06:49 AM

Hello there!

I need some advice. I would like to connect to my LAN thru Linksys wireless link using a laptop. My setup: the Linksys wireless box connects to the LAN thru a Cat5 cable. What I've tried is to open Network connections and enter the IPs into the wireless connection. some thing happened and it siad wireless connection Excellent, however when I try to surf thru iexplorer it can't display the page.

P'se help,

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 08:38 AM

What operating systems are on the two computers?

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 08:56 AM

The laptop is running XP, and the server is Linux.

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 02:27 PM

The network wizard in XP (if it's updated to SP2) should be able to connect to your lan effortlessly.

Click on start/settings/network and dialup connections/make a new connection

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:19 AM

Enthusiast,

I actually did that and it said something like Excellent connection, however I could browse the net. Is there something am not doing?

Thanks,

Samia

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:50 AM

Both machines need to be set up to network first, then the internet connection gets shared through the router.

the map would be first the modem then the router, then the split off to the two computers which then have to be set to network.

Info available here:
http://compnetworking.about.com/

http://www.dlink.com/tutorial/wireless/

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 08:52 PM

use the cd that came with linksys to configure your wireless the the one in xp doesnt work that will and you will always be reconfiguring your networking.i have try both the linksys and xp networking.linksys is more stable
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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:48 PM

Results?

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 10:22 PM

results are xp wireless drop it signal at least once a day.were as if you use linksys software to configure you router.then in you ie browser type in 192.168.1.1 you can change any setting there.once in a great while i have to go in and reconfigure.ussally only when i lose my dsl signal.
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