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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Network Nonsense

    Well the router and modem probably shouldn't both be connected to the computer. If it's possible, hook the modem up to the router and the router up to the computer, leaving the modem so it isn't directly connected to the host computer.

    To check for a possible interference with your wireless connection (which is likely fixable), download and run Netstumbler:
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    You don't need to know much to use it. I just need you to tell me if it lists multiple networks, which should be easy to figure out.

  2. #12

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    Holley,

    I think you will find that the problem is XP home edition, you need to run XP Professional to get a wireless network working. I know this as a friend had the same problem with his latop and home pc's. He installed XP Professional and worked straight away. I think XP home is only good for two PC's with a cross over cable.

    Thanks,
    Stu.

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    Not necessarily, because your friend installed a new OS the defaults are auto loaded, If Holly reinstalled Windows Iím sure it would work(after drivers were installed of coarse) I am sure that reformat is out of the question, as it usually is... Though I do agree on the limited networking capabilities of XP home, it is more than adequate for this configuration if done properly, which is what we are trying to figure out.
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    I think you will find that XP home may be suitable for a cross over cable only. Even if you clean everything off the system and reinstall XP home the problem will still persist. XP home is for mom and pop to surf the net with and send granny pics of the kids, i think shes flogging a dead horse.

    My 2cents anyway,
    Stu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statesman308
    I think you will find that XP home may be suitable for a cross over cable only. Even if you clean everything off the system and reinstall XP home the problem will still persist. XP home is for mom and pop to surf the net with and send granny pics of the kids, i think shes flogging a dead horse.

    My 2cents anyway,
    Stu.
    I disagree with you there. I've got three computers on this network with XP Home and have yet to find any problems with it in operation, nor in setting it up. As discussed in other threads here, other than remote access and having the ability to log into a domain, Pro is pretty much the same as Home, plus a few other little IT happy goodies, but not much else at all affecting networking
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    Default Re: Network Nonsense

    i can tell you that wireless networking does work on xp home. im using a wireless network now with no problems
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    I've got two PCs here on wireless G... The networking limitations of XP home involve Domains (can't join them) and limitations on the number of simultaneous local peer-to-peer file-sharing users (5 for home, 10 for Pro). Wireless networking and print sharing are irrelevant.

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    Default Re: Network Nonsense

    hey,

    soz for not starting a new thread but,

    wat cord goes from the host computer to the wireless router (2 computer wireless network) is it a croseover cable or a normal 1.


    thx (sry again)

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    Use a "Normal" cable - crossovers are used to connect one computer directly to another computer
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    thx

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