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overview of how to network using a router

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I'm looking for a explanition of how to network 4 computers using a router so that each computer can access resources on one-another
each computer is running XP-pro

A web site with the setting and changes would be great if there is one
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are you sure you want to use a router?

if I had 4 computers that I wanted to connect, I would just buy a small switch and plug them all into it...

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well I'm using a router with built in wireless as to split the broadband connections and I also use a wireless HP printer

I just can't seem to figure out how to "see" the other computer that are connected to the router

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on each PC, have you assigned IP addressing information? (or does the rtr have DHCP?)

on each PC, run 'ipconfig /all' and post the results...also, try to use 'ping' to test if you can connect from one PC to another
'ping <ip of other pc>'

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the router is using dhcp

when I run ipconfig if flashes up and then disapears very quickly

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sorry, you need to run it from a command prompt...

do Start - Run, and run 'cmd'
then try ipconfig /all

once you see what IP addresses each PC is using, try to ping them (again, from a command prompt) you should get responses back rather that host not found or timeout errors...
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