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How To Remove A Home Network?

Dell Inspiron 6000
April 29, 2006 at 13:23:24
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1.7 GHz/1 GB

OK,

I can not for the life of me figure out how to do this one simple thing.

Last night, I networked my laptop and desktop pc's with a crossover cable. Now, I am trying to figure out how to remove, delete, etc... that network.

I have the crossover cable unplugged, yet each computer still shows up in the other's under the "view workgroup computers" in "my network places". Also, I am still able to access the "Shared Documents" folders for each computer on the opposite machine.

How is this possible when I have the crossover cable unplugged? The only possible thing I can think of is that they are sharing the same internet connection(laptop via wireless, desktop via a wireless pci adapter), but that doesn't make much sense to me.

I just want to have each computer not even know the other one exists, like it was before I networked them last night.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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#1
April 29, 2006 at 18:34:42

If you have a wireless Router that sends you internet out, it will act like your cross over cable did.

What you might have to do, is disable the network cards (wireless and wired), then set them back up again. Also, another thing you can do is make sure all shared folders are deleted, and also you can use different workgroup names for them.

Hope that helps!

George


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#2
April 29, 2006 at 19:41:31

Well, it does fix it when I disable the internet connections. But, I then restarted the computers and re-enabled the internet connection and the problem is back.

There must be some way to fix this, because there is a third computer (friend's) that is also using the wireless router, but his machine does not show up in my workgroup under network places.


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#3
April 29, 2006 at 20:35:12

what you could do is check the settings on your friends computer, and see what is different. I've fixed the problem before, but I can't remember what I did.

George

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#4
April 29, 2006 at 21:06:05

Problem fixed...see link.

http://www.theeldergeek.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=17689&st=0&gopid=109149&#entry109149


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