I recently purchased an hp pavilion a650y, had a tech come to my home and configure a wireless linksys router with my downstairs computer, both on Windows XP Home Edition: Router Configuration--
Router IP: 192.168.**.*
Router Name: ***
Wireless Channel: 11
WEP Passphrase: *******
WEP Key #1: **********
Router User Name: *****
Router Password: *******
*To check for unauthorized use of network, go to Status, Local Network, and DHCP Ckient Table.
The above is the info the tech left for me if I needed to fix the home network. I was trying to setup sharing of a folder between upstairs and downstairs. Now, first I couldn't get on internet at all, then I disconnected router, let it reset, and was able to connect to internet. Still, someohow, on my downstairs computer, the network configuration are screwed and I've lost my Mshome group. Trying to fix, I screwed it more. Question is, how do I make sure that the above Router configuration are set again between the two computers? How do I get back to my original Mshome group (everything seems to be there, I just can't access it any more). For example, when I click START, there used to be a MY NETWORK PLACES, now I must click MY COMPUTER, and then MY NETWORK PLACES, which is empty (nada). I must now in MY (empty) NETWORK PLACES, click VIEW NETWORK CONNECTIONS, which are LOCAL AREA CONNECTION TYPE, LAN OR HIGH-SPEED INTERNET,(REALTEK RTL8139/810x FAMILY FAST ETHNET NIC), and 1394 CONNECTION, TYPE LAN OR HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, 1394 NET ADAPTER. if, on the 1394, I click "Repair the connection," I get TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection. Cannot proceed. This is where I think my problem is, but ever the other connection the LOCAL AREA (REALTEK RTL8139/810x FAMILY FAST ETHNET NIC), I have somehow altered. Bottom line, and I've tried a ROLLBACK, how can I return both to the original settings, i.e. I listed them above about which I speak, but I didn't put in the secret stuff (i.e. the asterisks are symbols or letters and/or numbers). If you need the real infor to help me correct this, I'll give 'em to you and just change them myself. (That I have a WEB says the tech made special effort to make a special Router Configuration on a Wireless Channel. Please help.
P.S. One last thing, part of my problem, or my adding insult to injury was going to a Forward Port place on the Linksys system to open ports to bypass my FireWall. This led to problems with software like eDonkey, LimeWire, in that I can't even use them now. All these problems have come out of me screwing my Router Configuration for two computers: Upstairs and Downstairs. Finally, if possible, try to e-mail me a solution at email@example.com. In advance, thanks.