Wireless Networking



phileefan
07-09-2005, 11:51 PM
Hello,

I have two computers running Windows XP Home Edition that I'm trying to
network together. I have a wireless router that the 1st. computer is hooked
to using a cat. 5 cable. The other computer is connecting to the wireless
router using a wireless usb adapter. I can get the internet and e-mail
through second computer but in network places neither computer shows up when
I check view workgroup computers neither machine shows up on the other one.
My main goal here is to be able to game between both machines. I ran setup
home and officer network on both computers. Do I need to run set up wireless
network since the one is using wireless usb adapter? This is where I'm
getting confused. Thanks for any help...


phileefan

Venkatesh [MS India Community Star]
07-09-2005, 11:52 PM
Hi there,

In case you have the firewall protection turned on all computers, you need
to configure firewall programs to allow the home networking traffic.
To learn more about sharing files and printers in a home network, you may
like to refer to the below web sites:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040

&
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.m
spx

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HTH
Venkatesh
"phileefan" <phileefan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:746A3272-30C9-426D-9876-4FEAF8726C25@microsoft.com...
> Hello,
>
> I have two computers running Windows XP Home Edition that I'm trying to
> network together. I have a wireless router that the 1st. computer is
hooked
> to using a cat. 5 cable. The other computer is connecting to the wireless
> router using a wireless usb adapter. I can get the internet and e-mail
> through second computer but in network places neither computer shows up
when
> I check view workgroup computers neither machine shows up on the other
one.
> My main goal here is to be able to game between both machines. I ran setup
> home and officer network on both computers. Do I need to run set up
wireless
> network since the one is using wireless usb adapter? This is where I'm
> getting confused. Thanks for any help...
>
>
> phileefan


Wireless Networking