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Wireless PC cannot share files with other PC's on network.

Hello,

I am trying to setup a wireless network, it should be fairly easy but for some reason the wireless PC does not see the other PC.

So here is my setup:

Cable modem
Linksys (WIFI) router
2 DELL PC's 1 wireless the other hard wired. Both running XP home edition.

Both Machines can get on the internet and both machines can open the linksys configurator page.
the hard wired machine can see the wireless PC and see the shared resources. The wireless PC does not even see the hard wired PC. Any Ideas on what to try?

Thanks for any suggestions.
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godd31
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vtobusmanCommented:
 on both pc's
go to Start > Settings > control panel > Network and dialup connections
right click on local area conection ( and the wireless connection for the wireless client )
and choose properties...

in the local area connection properties click on install
  then Protocol
and install the  Nwlink ipx/spx/net bios compatible protocol

apply changes

then go to Start > Run
and type in               \\<computer name>
   or                          \\<ip address>
of the other computer

 i.e. on the desktop type in the ip address or computer name of the wireless client and vise versa..
  it would look like this             \\192.168.2.1

 make sure you are sharing what you need or you may not be able to see anything anyways..
 
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godd31Author Commented:
I will try this today over lunch...... This is for a friend.

Thanks for the information. If it all works out I will reward you the 50. (VTOBUSMAN)
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vtobusmanCommented:
 Thanks
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godd31Author Commented:
OK well it worked! Sort of, I was able to see both machines and print etc. But both machines are XP home I would like to have it set up where the individule PC can surf the web without having the hardwired machine turned on. The only way I could get this to work was install IPX and go through the network wizard. once I reboot both machines then I can share files, surf the net and print. But if I turn off the wired machine I can get no internet on the wireless PC.

any Ideas?
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vtobusmanCommented:
on the wireless PC go to Start>Run and type in CMD
then from the command prompt Tpe in

  >ipconfig /all

check to make sure you gateway is not the hardwired computer and is the router...

also check dns settings to make sure they are correct...

if  they are not.. try a ipconfig /renew
and see if you get the correct ones...
also you can take note of the ip info and specify the same info in the netcard properties...
  Note you gate way should be the same as the hardwired box..

you can also do a Route Print from the command line to see all routing info
>route print

if you still have issues post the info here i will see if i can figure it out...
i will also need you routers address if you do that... not the public addres but the private address....
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