WAG54G V2 Problems

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  1. xixixix

    xixixix Guest

    I attached WAG54G V2 to my desktop through lan and to laptop through PCMCIA wireless.I can access to internet from both but i want to access from one to other and send files.What should i do?
  2. DavidC

    DavidC Network Guru Member

    Search the Web for networking tutorial/how to sites - there are pleanty out there. Wired networking rules applies to wireless as well (mostly!) look for file sharing, printer sharing etc.


    the above link covers most topics but it's format might not suit - look arround till you find what you need.
  3. booly

    booly Network Guru Member

    Normally you simply need to activate the file and pprinter sharing on each pc. be sure taht both belong to the same workgroup.
  4. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    It sounds like you're computers do not have their drives shared in order to see each other.

    Create a local account on each computer that you want to access remotely from either computer. In the old days of Win 95 and 98, you had to share drives exclusively in order to access another computer; in the NT world (4.0, 2000, XP) you just need to have a user with an accessible account on the computer to gain access.

    Once you've done that, go to Start ---> Run and type either the DNS name or ip address of the computer you want access to. For example, from the run field I would type \\ to access a computer on my network "if" I just want to see the available folders that are shared out. If I wanted look at the folders on the operating system drive, I'd type \\\c$ . When you use c$ it may prompt you for the administrative password if you use an OS that requires NT authentication.

    Try this and let me know if that helps...

  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    This is general checklist for sharing files between PCs in a peer to peer network. There can be other reasons but I think most people new to networking and finding sharing a problem will find the answer somewhere in this checklist.

    These checks are all essential for sharing to work with TCP/IP.
    - All PCs have TCP/IP installed.
    - All PCs have Netbios over TCP/IP enabled (only needed if pre XP PCs used).
    - All PCs have the same workgroup.
    - All PCs have a unique computer name.
    - ALL PCs have network shares defined.
    - ALL NICS are on the same subnet (e.g. IP 192.168.0.* subnet mask
    - MS Client and file & printer sharing are checked on each NIC.
    - All NICs have their node type = anything except p-node (peer to peer, or point-point). Check at cmd prompt with Ipconfig /all (XP/W2K) or winipcfg (W9X).
    - XP's ICF firewall is permanently disabled. (Only for pre XP SP2).
    - All 3rd party firewalls are disabled, uninstalled and deleted (until connection is working).

    Allow 15 mins after rebooting a PC for that PC to appear in the workgroup, or for it to see all other PCs.

    If all the above checked out and still a problem check these:
    Other ideas:
    - Realtek cards have been known to be a problem with IRQ conflicts. Move the Realtek card to another PCI slot.
    - Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
    - You only need TCP/IP. NWLink NetBIOS, NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Compatible Transport Protocol ->are not needed and can confuse things. Remove them.
    - XP gives access to its shares via the Net Guest Account. (Note, not the same as the local guest account which should be off). Check Net Guest Account is enabled:
    At command prompt:
    >Net user guest
    Should return a line with 'Acount active yes'.

    Check XP Security policies:
    - Access this computer from the network: add guest
    - Deny logon locally: remove guest
    - Network access:Sharing and security model... -> Guest only
    - Deny access to this computer from the network-> check Guest is not here.

    Other useful guides for step by step sharing are available here:

    M$ Tech D/B

    and here:

    Developing a SOHO network, sharing and security (by M$):

    How to share a printer and connect to a shared printer:

    Ports to open in a firewall for various applications:

    I will try to develop these checks with time. If you have suggestions to add/improve the checklist feel free to post your ideas.
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