One-way network

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by LenN, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. LenN

    LenN LI Guru Member

    I hope I'm posting this in a reasonable place :wink:

    I know little about networking and yet have tried to get a network operational :eek: . So far with just two PCs. One is a desktop cabled to a WRT54G and the other is a laptop using a WUSB54GS.

    For some reason the laptop is quite happy accessing the desktop but the desktop won't allow me to access the laptop (I may not have "permission", "access denied", blah, blah, blah). Both machines are using XP Home and sharing is set up in a way that should allow the desktop to get at the laptop.

    Any ideas as to how I can access the laptop from the desktop would be welcome.

  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    "Both machines are using XP Home and sharing is set up in a way that should allow the desktop to get at the laptop." - not a very useful statement in my opinion since no info on what you have done to date. Please provide full details.

    Are you able to see a list of shared folders?
  3. LenN

    LenN LI Guru Member

    I take the point, but my thinking was that this might be a familiar problem with one or two obvious avenues to investigate.

    Since I don't know what I'm doing a long essay describing the many blind alleys I've been down seems a waste of time.

    I did manage to establish a two-way network communication, then got carried away with that success and tried to connect an ADSL2MUE to my WRT54G. I was pleased to find my internet connection available then dismayed to find my network had imploded.

    I've now got the network back but I find the Linksys idea of using the internet browser to alter settings as frequently problematic. The router I can re-configure with the CD that came with it but the modem is just a pain in the ....

    Is there any utility available that gets straight to the ADSL2MUE rather than relying on a web browser?

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