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#1 moorlandblue


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Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:13 PM

I have two computers in the office, with broadband supplied by BT. E mail is supplied via AOL with AOL.com addresses.(we recently switched from AOL as ISP to BT)

On 1 computer running windows XP (main)I cant access internet explorer or launch AOLv9VR, aol loads but then says not responding, I un installed AOL and put disc in to re-install but did not load. so bit up gum tree!!

On 2nd computer running windows Vista (accounts) I can launch Internet explorer, microsoft outlook, etc. this computer is connected to the same router as main. and is really working OK.

The main (office) comp is a problem, i am not very computer savvy, and fear I may have altered some settings via the two computors to do with networks. I ws attempting to make available to accounts comp files on office computer, but think this is possibly where it has all gon wrong.

Can some one please advise me how to get each computer back to normal as a stand alone other than the broadband connection via same router. Must admit I get a bit confused with "network" does this mean router, or another computer. Heeelp please!!!

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:12 PM

Each computer on the network must have a unique name. Right click My computer and choose properties, then go to the computer name tab. The full computer name needs to be different for each computer. The workgroup name needs to be the same for every computer.
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