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Ok, so this is a problem I've ALWAYS had with Windows. I REALLY need to solve this problem now, or I'm switching to UNIX ;)<br><br>

Computer A: Vista x64 Home - connected to router by LAN<br><br>
Computer B: Windows XP Home - connected to router wirelessly<br><br>

Both of these computers are connected to my router's network without problems. Computer B cannot access the internet through the network (but, neither has the multitude of other computers who connect to our network wirelessly)<br><br>

Computer A can see Computer B in the Network Places, but attempting to access gives the error "network path not found".
Computer B can only see itself under Workgroup computers.<br><br>

I have enabled NETBios on both machines.<br>
Both machines are in the same Workgroup.<br>
Both machines have a shared folder on the desktop with permissions set to everyone.<br>
Both machines not only have firewalls disabled, but I have uninstalled them completely.<br>
Both machines have user accounts with the same name and password.<br>
Computer A has file sharing, printer sharing, and all that other crap turned on, and I have removed the need for a username or password when connecting to the shared files from another computer.<br>
Computer B has Simple File Sharing enabled.<br><br>

After hours of reading/doing internet articles, I have started a ton of different services on both machines, but I can't backtrack to find a list of all the services I have checked, started, or stopped.<br><br>

I've worked a lot on this today and I feel like there are other things I'm forgetting to list, but like I said, in a decade I have never solved this problem, regardless of which windows I am using or what brand/model of router (which have changed multiple times, obviously), so let's just start with what I've already listed.<br><br>

My goals are to, first and foremost, make it possible to transfer files between these computers, as I need to format computer A and have HUGE amounts of information that I need to save, and then put back on after installing Windows 7.<br><br>

My secondary goal is to make it possible for someone to connect wirelessly to my network, have internet access, and be able to share files and be seen on the network, regardless of their operating system.<br><br>

Although this is rather irrelevant, as my router is not restricting access to anything in any way (except maybe wireless internet access??), I'm using a Cisco Linksys E2000 for my home network.<br><br>

I appreciate any and all help!<br><br>

Thanks
 

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Welcome to TSF,

For your first concern pls see the following:
Share the C drive on both computers for now and give it Full Permission.

Create an Identical Username and Password on both computers.

See if you can access the C drive, do this on both computers:
Click on Start and type \\ComputerName or IPAddress\C press enter after.

If you still can't access the shared folder pls provide an ipconfig /all of both computers for review.

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To set up a wireless network using a Linksys router pls follow this guide.
eHow | How to Videos, Articles & More - Trusted Advice for the Curious Life | eHow.com
 

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Thanks for the speedy response! So I tried what you asked, to no avail. Here is the ipconfig specs for computer A and B, respectively. (Not having internet made posting the ipconfig on computer B a HUGE pain in the ***, just typed it all by HAND)

Thanks again for your help.

***Computer A ipconfig***

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : D-TM
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-68-06-65-12
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.137(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 16, 2011 11:51:19 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:51:18 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.69.150
68.87.85.102
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 21:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 27:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

***COMPUTER B***


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MobileD
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter wireless network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-70-B7-82
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.139
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:03:12 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:03:12 AM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State: Media disconnected
Description: Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Ethernet NIC
Physical Address: 00-23-8B-3A-7F-EA
 

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Thanks for the info provided.

Can you pls verify that Computer A and B have 'Obtain DNS server address automatically' on both LAN and Wireless connections. Here's a complete guide to verify that.

Also, are you still not able to setup your wireless connection correctly and that all the computers in your network are affected?
 

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
All computers on the network were (and still are) set to obtain DNS and IP settings automatically. As far as the wireless internet, my mom's laptop, which has a DHCP reservation on our router, connects to the internet no problem, although this took forever to figure out how to do. I have copied her laptops settings to mine (Computer B) in order to attempt to access the internet, as we have the same make, model, and operating systems. I still cannot connect however.

Thank you again for helping me, this has been an arduous journey.
 

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No worries, we're here to help.

Verify in your router settings that there aren't any MAC filtering, remove them for now.

Computer B has good ipconfig /all btw.

Can you ping each other's computer?

Restart Computer B and tab F8 select Safe Mode with Networking. In here see if you can connect to the internet using a wireless connection.

Check Comp B's browser's settings, remove or uncheck any proxy settings if foundhere's how.

Another update of your progress will be nice.
 
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