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Sunshine
11-04-2002, 06:27 AM
Folks,

a few months ago I bought myself my own computer because my husband wouldn't let me play on "our" computer.....:rolleyes2

anyway, to share our cable internet access, the guy in the PC shop (you know, one of those little ones that makes the no-brand PCs for you out of all the bits and pieces) sold us a "DHCP (sp?) router".

This router is great, it has it's own firewall (no virus' for months), and we both get high speed cable access. I can download/stream videos & music whilst he is on-line gaming! :thumb:

but..... having just upgraded from win98 to winXP(pro), how do I set up my computer (or our computers) using this router to share the printer / scanner / files etc?

Any help v much appreciated, but please explain using noob terminology :devil win

thank you,

Sunshine

FLaCo
11-05-2002, 05:54 AM
You get instant internet access but you cannot communicate with your computers via the network? Is that the question?

Sunshine
11-05-2002, 08:24 AM
:o

err, yes, nicely summarised.......

Sunshine
11-05-2002, 08:28 AM
we have internet cable
connects into com21 modem
connects to router
our two computers connect to the router

(is that a network?)

but I dont know how we can get the two computers to talk to each other through the router

the guy in the shop said it could be done, but we have a language problem (Dutch/English/Tecchy/Noob!).....

Wiggo
11-05-2002, 08:58 AM
This should help you out a bit, http://www.tweaktown.com/document.php?dType=guide&dId=178 ;)
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FLaCo
11-05-2002, 09:57 AM
That article should do it...

The procedure isn't hard at all...go to "My Network Places" on your desktop.

Once you open that...to your top left corner you will see options...click on the one that says, "Setup a home or small office network".

A wizardwill guide you through it and that isn't hard at all.

Keep you WinXp CD handy you will need it when asked by windows to use it on all the computers on your network.

Hope this helps and read the article that explains it a bit better, my post was just to give you an idea.

Sunshine
11-06-2002, 06:27 AM
:kay:

thanks guys ..... will give it a try.... bit scared about the wizard though.... tells me my set-up is not recommended....