computers don't see each other

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Ron, Jun 21, 2004.

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    Ron Guest

    I have a pc with a linksys lne100tx ver 5.1 card and a laptop with
    wnc802.11b usb300 wireless card. They are connected to ntl broadband
    through a linksys wrt54g wireless-g broadband router. Both can access
    the internet although not as well as when I ran just one pc through a
    usb connection.
    My problem is getting the 2 machines to see each other. In my network
    places, on both machines there is a folder called 'sharedDocs (with
    the name of the pc)' but nothing I have tried has let me see the other
    pc/laptop. I want to be able to share information across the 2
    machines and to share the printer as well.

    Can anyone help?

    Ron, Jun 21, 2004
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    (Ron) wrote in

    It works for me.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Jun 21, 2004
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    Alan White Guest

    Shared docs has nothing to do with networking. It allows you to share files
    with different users on the same XP machine.
    If both computers connect to the Internet through the router, it seems as
    though the router is fine.
    I suggest you run the XP networking wizard and follow the bouncing ball.
    Good luck.
    Alan White, Jun 21, 2004
  4. (Ron) wrote in
    Windows networks rely on communication on ports 137, 138, 139. The
    usual cause of systems not 'seeing' each other is that something,
    usually a software firewall (including WinXP's ICF) is blocking this

    If you have a software firewall, disable it or uninstall it. If this
    solves the problem, then you need to configure it with a rule to
    allow communication on these ports.

    Some products have a specific option to allow this, or to set up a
    specific 'trusted zone'. Unless you feel unduly paranoid you can
    probably allow all communication on all ports between all systems in
    the router's subnet.

    Hope this helps


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    Richard Perkin, Jun 22, 2004
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    Bob Smith Guest

    We had this problem at work on a wired network. Running Windows XP,
    installing one of the windows updates stopped windows' file sharing from
    working. I think they must have fixed a problem by removing the

    Bob Smith, Jun 22, 2004
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