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Home networking problems

August 29, 2010 at 02:34:11
Specs: Windows 7, -
I have a home network of about four computers.

laptop 1 wireless = windows 7 32bit
laptop 2 wireless = Windows 7 32bit
laptop 3 wireless = Vista 32bit
tower cable = Xp 32bit

I have a wireless router with four cat5 ports.
wireless is 10mb and cable is 100mb.

I can never really get all computers to work together properly.
What are the steps you would take to get everyone of the computers to "talk" to each other?
this includes file sharing, printer sharing, gaming and so on.

and programs or forums or anything information will be great to me thanks.

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August 29, 2010 at 05:28:18
I suspect your wireless is G and therefore should be 54 Mbps, not 10 (that's the old B standard).

I can never really get all computers to work together properly.

By this you mean what? All wired computers work but wireless won't? Wireless connected computers work and wired won't? Or some combination of the two?

Connect all computers. Open a command prompt window on all of them (Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit "Enter"). Run the following command on each:

ipconfig /all

Now, compare the output of all computers. Pay attention to the ones that aren't working in comparison to the ones that are. What's different?

The only IP setting that should differ is the actual IP address. The rest, subnet mask, default gateway, dns etc, should all be the same.

If this doesn't help you figure out what's wrong, post the output of the ipconfig command for one working computer and all the ones that aren't starting with the working computer first (label each) so we can have a look.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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August 29, 2010 at 20:27:43
Are all PC/Laptops in the same workgroup ??

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