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Cannot join any workgroups or domains in XP

Posted on 2004-08-24
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I am trying to set up a small network with my roommates here at school and for some reason my computer is giving problems.

We are using a linksys wireless routers with 1computercconnected directy to it via ethernet, and 3 computers are using wireless LAN cards.  I am one of the computers on the wireless cards.  The 3 other computers can see each other, but I cannot.  I get the internet finally through it, but still can't join their workgroup for file sharing.

When I go to change my network workgroup (default its set to MSHOME), it is greyed out and says "You can change the name of this computer.  You must install networking before you can change this computer's domain membership."  I have all the windows components installed I think... but I don't know if I'm missing one for some reason?  I'd appreciate any feedback you guys can give me.

I've given all of my remaining points for this question. (160)  Thank you.

Brandon
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by:Eagle6990
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Under the properties for your wireless network card you should have:

Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Network
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

If you don't have any of those, add them in.
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by:BrandonKahre
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I have Client, File, TCP/IP and I even added in QoS since my roommates happened to have it on there as well.
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by:Eagle6990
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Right click on my computer>Properties>Computer Name>Network ID.

What does that wizard do?
Are you able to get on the Internet?
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by:BrandonKahre
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Network ID is greyed out.

The internet works.... it's an odd problem. :?

Brandon
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Very strange.  Do you happen to know if it work if you plug in directly througha hard line?  You might just uninstall the Client for Microsoft Networks and reinstall it.  Just for giggles and grins.
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Problem sovled when re-installing Client for MS Networks.  I can't believe we didn't think of that earlier!  Thanks man!  Points to you

Brandon
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