OT: Networking Help

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by JWald, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. JWald

    JWald Guest

    Is anyone here interested in helping me network 2 pc's? Both are running xp;
    1 home and 1 pro. Assuming that I've done nothing correct, I would like to
    start at the absolute 1st step. Let me know and I'll give you the skinny on
    what's I've done so far. Thanks.

    --
    jwald

    "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
    Clemenza - Godfather I
  2. John P.

    John P. Guest

    Re: Networking Help

    "JWald" <d_player@gallatinriver.net> wrote in a message

    > Is anyone here interested in helping me network 2 pc's? Both are running

    xp;
    > 1 home and 1 pro. Assuming that I've done nothing correct, I would like to
    > start at the absolute 1st step. Let me know and I'll give you the skinny

    on
    > what's I've done so far. Thanks.


    I find this is most easily done with the investment in a small router (such
    as something from Netgear).
  3. joem

    joem Guest

    Re: Networking Help

    John P. wanted everyone in rec.music.makers.percussion to know that
    > I find this is most easily done with the investment in a small router (such
    > as something from Netgear).


    ditto. while you're at it, grab one with built-in IP masquerading. what
    that does is give your PC's a local IP address; so they're essentially
    invisible to the outside world (unless you set them up otherwise, with
    forwarding to specific ports and such). I use a linksys one, but
    I'm guessing that netgear makes one as well.

    --
    Joe.

    "you're an electronic girl...i'm a rock guy...i don't think we have a
    chance." - storm&stress
  4. Heath

    Heath Guest

    Re: Networking Help

    Netgear and Dlink make excellent stuff I'm sure, but I use all Linksys gear
    and have excellent luck with it. I have 2 PC's running XP Pro, a laptop
    with XP Pro, and a server with Win2k all networked together and sharing
    files, printers, etc.

    For the money this is a good one to start with:

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10235958&loc=101

    You can spend a few bucks more and get the same thing as above, but with
    wireless capability built in:

    http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10273558&loc=101&sp=1

    You can always add an access point later, but if you knew you were gonna go
    wireless at some point then you'd save some cash by getting it built into
    your router.

    I helped a friend get an all-in-one unit that is the modem (cable in his
    case but you can get DSL), router, and wireless all in one for like $150.
    It was made by Netgear I believe.

    Once you've got them all hooked to the router it should be cake from there.
    XP will usually see the other machines, but sometimes I had to put them on
    the same workgroup and even flip some permissions (don't ask me why) to get
    them to talk to each other. Pretty painless though compared to the older
    Windows Os's.



    "JWald" <d_player@gallatinriver.net> wrote in message
    news:bie4rt01e6n@enews1.newsguy.com...
    > Is anyone here interested in helping me network 2 pc's? Both are running

    xp;
    > 1 home and 1 pro. Assuming that I've done nothing correct, I would like to
    > start at the absolute 1st step. Let me know and I'll give you the skinny

    on
    > what's I've done so far. Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > jwald
    >
    > "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
    > Clemenza - Godfather I
    >
    >
  5. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    JWald wrote:

    > Is anyone here interested in helping me network 2 pc's? Both are

    running xp;
    > 1 home and 1 pro. Assuming that I've done nothing correct, I would

    like to
    > start at the absolute 1st step. Let me know and I'll give you the

    skinny on
    > what's I've done so far. Thanks.


    What are you trying to achieve? Keep in mind that XP Pro and XP Home
    have different capablities within their O/S's for remote access. Let
    me know if that will meet your needs (as opposed to a router/hub
    solution) and I'l send you some information.

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  6. Sam Savoca

    Sam Savoca Guest

    Re: Networking Help

    I've been using the wireless Lynksys router/cable hub for about a year. The
    throughput is limited to 11 Mbps instead of 100, but I've never noticed the
    difference and I easily hooked up 3 computers and can now surf with my
    wireless PDA through it. Plus, no ethernet cables!!!

    Sam S.

    "Heath" <dwdrumz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:chB2b.40725$0u4.34918@news1.central.cox.net...
    > Netgear and Dlink make excellent stuff I'm sure, but I use all Linksys

    gear
    > and have excellent luck with it. I have 2 PC's running XP Pro, a laptop
    > with XP Pro, and a server with Win2k all networked together and sharing
    > files, printers, etc.
    >
    > For the money this is a good one to start with:
    >
    > http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10235958&loc=101
    >
    > You can spend a few bucks more and get the same thing as above, but with
    > wireless capability built in:
    >
    > http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10273558&loc=101&sp=1
    >
    > You can always add an access point later, but if you knew you were gonna

    go
    > wireless at some point then you'd save some cash by getting it built into
    > your router.
    >
    > I helped a friend get an all-in-one unit that is the modem (cable in his
    > case but you can get DSL), router, and wireless all in one for like $150.
    > It was made by Netgear I believe.
    >
    > Once you've got them all hooked to the router it should be cake from

    there.
    > XP will usually see the other machines, but sometimes I had to put them on
    > the same workgroup and even flip some permissions (don't ask me why) to

    get
    > them to talk to each other. Pretty painless though compared to the older
    > Windows Os's.
    >
    >
    >
    > "JWald" <d_player@gallatinriver.net> wrote in message
    > news:bie4rt01e6n@enews1.newsguy.com...
    > > Is anyone here interested in helping me network 2 pc's? Both are running

    > xp;
    > > 1 home and 1 pro. Assuming that I've done nothing correct, I would like

    to
    > > start at the absolute 1st step. Let me know and I'll give you the skinny

    > on
    > > what's I've done so far. Thanks.
    > >
    > > --
    > > jwald
    > >
    > > "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
    > > Clemenza - Godfather I
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
  7. JWald

    JWald Guest

    Re: Networking Help

    Thanks for the help guys. All is well now. I found that the drivers were not
    installed for the ethernet connection. I knew (thought) I had everything set
    right, I just couldn't connect. I was going to go wireless, but my house is
    metal frame construction. Built like a tank, but not so good for
    transmitting signals from phones to bases. I didn't want to chance the
    connection for computers.

    --
    jwald

    "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
    Clemenza - Godfather I
    "Sam Savoca" <maxomega@erols.com> wrote in message
    news:bifrki$8jtiu$1@ID-169713.news.uni-berlin.de...
    > I've been using the wireless Lynksys router/cable hub for about a year.

    The
    > throughput is limited to 11 Mbps instead of 100, but I've never noticed

    the
    > difference and I easily hooked up 3 computers and can now surf with my
    > wireless PDA through it. Plus, no ethernet cables!!!
    >
    > Sam S.
    >
    > "Heath" <dwdrumz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:chB2b.40725$0u4.34918@news1.central.cox.net...
    > > Netgear and Dlink make excellent stuff I'm sure, but I use all Linksys

    > gear
    > > and have excellent luck with it. I have 2 PC's running XP Pro, a laptop
    > > with XP Pro, and a server with Win2k all networked together and sharing
    > > files, printers, etc.
    > >
    > > For the money this is a good one to start with:
    > >
    > > http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10235958&loc=101
    > >
    > > You can spend a few bucks more and get the same thing as above, but with
    > > wireless capability built in:
    > >
    > > http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10273558&loc=101&sp=1
    > >
    > > You can always add an access point later, but if you knew you were gonna

    > go
    > > wireless at some point then you'd save some cash by getting it built

    into
    > > your router.
    > >
    > > I helped a friend get an all-in-one unit that is the modem (cable in his
    > > case but you can get DSL), router, and wireless all in one for like

    $150.
    > > It was made by Netgear I believe.
    > >
    > > Once you've got them all hooked to the router it should be cake from

    > there.
    > > XP will usually see the other machines, but sometimes I had to put them

    on
    > > the same workgroup and even flip some permissions (don't ask me why) to

    > get
    > > them to talk to each other. Pretty painless though compared to the

    older
    > > Windows Os's.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "JWald" <d_player@gallatinriver.net> wrote in message
    > > news:bie4rt01e6n@enews1.newsguy.com...
    > > > Is anyone here interested in helping me network 2 pc's? Both are

    running
    > > xp;
    > > > 1 home and 1 pro. Assuming that I've done nothing correct, I would

    like
    > to
    > > > start at the absolute 1st step. Let me know and I'll give you the

    skinny
    > > on
    > > > what's I've done so far. Thanks.
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > jwald
    > > >
    > > > "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
    > > > Clemenza - Godfather I
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
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