Re: Home network problem

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Subject: Re: Home network problem
Posted by:  Patrick Murray (karriturnerfa…
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006

Make sure BOTH computers sharing the Net access have the same workgroup
name.Be it  the default HOME or MSHOME or something more original. I have
found the same SSID (name) of the wireless network works best as the
workgroup name. Easier to remember. Also, make sure the NWLink
IPX/SPX/NetBIOS compatible protocol is bound to the wireless NIC on the
laptop and the NIC on the desktop. That also I have found is important to
make the computers seen by the other devices on the network.

"Bobby" <bob…> wrote in message
>I have set-up a home network for my desktop and notebook computers. I am
>running XP Pro on my desktop and XP Home on the notebooks. All use wireless
>networking connected to the Internet via a wireless modem/router.
> Internet access worked perfectly on all systems.
> But I can't get my home network to work.
> I have tried to share the printer that is physically connected to my
> desktop system. This printer works correctly (using my desktop PC).
> My notebook sees this shared printer when I list the available printers
> (Control Panel -> Printers) but nothing happens when I try to print. I
> have tried adding a new printer but this process does not see my shared
> printer.
> I have also shared folders on both the desktop and notebook systems. But I
> can't see these shared folders on any system.
> When I try to use My Network Places I see my home network (called "Home")
> but when I try to access it I get the following message: "Home is not
> accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource."
> I think that my printing problem is linked to my network problem.
> Help!
> Cheers.
> Bobby



In response to

Home network problem posted by Bobby on Fri, 23 Dec 2005