August 27th, 2007, 05:26 AM #1
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Home Network - Wired/Wireless - Vista to XP
Hi, I was just asking for help on making a network. I have my main computer running on Vista which is connected to a Netgear 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Router DG834G with ETHERNET. My second computer running on XP is connect wireless to the router with a Netgear Wireless PCI card. Now, I have managed to create internet connection to my second computer but I'm having trouble connecting the computers so they can share files as in so the second computer is able to read one of my hard disks & access it. Problem : I can't create a network where both my main computer & the secondary computer can connect to, cause one is wired & the other is wireless.
So any instructions on how to create a network connecting this two computers would be useful.
Gigabyte p35-dq6 mobo
8800 GTS 320MB Graphics card
Intel pentium 4 2.66Ghz
Nvidia 5600FX 128MB
IDE Harddisks Xp Pro
August 27th, 2007, 08:00 AM #2
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The ways in computers are connected to the router (wired or wireless) doesn't affect whether or not they can share files between one another.
The first thing I would check it whether they are both on the same network. You can do this by right-clicking on my computer, going under 'Computer Name' and checking what workgroup each of the computers is on. You would also come here to change the workgroup name, if they were not the same.
Since you have established an internet connection for both computers using the router, I'm not suspecting any DNS/IP error at the moment.
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