Wireless Networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by arijitraja, Mar 1, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. arijitraja

    arijitraja New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I have a Wireless Laptop and a Desktop PC running XP and Win 2000 respectively. They are connected through a Netgear Wifi Router with the following IPs assigned to them by DHCP dynamically.

    Router 192.168.1.1
    Laptop 192.168.1.2
    PC 192.168.1.3

    I wanna share files between them somehow i cannot do it. Both computers are pinging the other properly. When I c the network places on XP on my laptop i can c that laptop itself in the workgroup MsHome but in the Win2000 on the PC i am not able to establish anything like that. When i go to network places and click on Entire Network, it says unable to browse the network;The network is not present or not started.

    In system properties->network identification the computer name shows and the workgroup as WORKGROUP. Here i cannot change this workgroup name as its grayed out i dont know why. Do i need to install some network component ?

    My LAN Card only has TCP/IP installed. NetBUI etc.. are all uncheckd.

    Please advise. I think it would be better if someone can take the pain and chat with me interactivly while i solve the problem. It would be much faster.
     
  2. Keith Sebastian

    Keith Sebastian New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    942
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Doha, Qatar
    Run "Set up a home or small network" wizard (Control Panel > Networking) on all 3 PC's.

    See that you have the same workgroup assigned to all PC's.

    Tip: Give each PC a new name (anything) while running the wizard.

    Cheers,
    Keith
     
  3. OP
    OP
    arijitraja

    arijitraja New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    thanx keith but is the option "Set up a home or small network" there in Windows 2000 ? ANd as i said i am not able to change the Workgroup..
     
  4. OP
    OP
    arijitraja

    arijitraja New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I dont have a Control Panel > Networking in my WIn 2000. Now tell me what can i do.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    arijitraja

    arijitraja New Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    In Control Panel -> System PRoperties -> Network Identification Tab -> PRoperties, the 'Member of' section is disabled(grayed). I am not able to change the workgroup.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page