Soliciting Networking/System Configuration Advice II

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    Soliciting Networking/System Configuration Advice II

    In part 1 of our story, I was trying to find a NIC for use with my new wireless router.

    I eventually went with a wireless network adapter for PC#1, since at some point it will be going up 2 flights of stairs away from the router. Right now, I'm still on it in its old place, using the wireless part for internet connections.

    My wife's birthday decided to come early after I had tweaked parts of the system. Right now the house is a little more musical as I figured out more connections issues. She's listening to her "CDs" on the TV upstairs right now. The 604 negotiates its wireless connection just fine, so it has access to the shared folders on this PC, and its internet connection is okay.

    My question now regards PC#2. Both CAT5-wired or wireless have their issues. The wireless side has more issues, but I'll ignore them for the moment. With the wired connection it can get to the internet. But I'd also like it to be part of the rest of my network. That is, to have PC#2 able to browse PC#1 or the 604. This is where I'm having issues.

    Does anyone have troubleshooting/setup advice for getting PC#2 and/or the network correctly connected?
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    For browsing remote folder the Workstation service is required. You should check if it is running on the PC#2.

    Also sometimes I have issues on conection using comp-names - in this case using IPs goes easier...

    Could you explain a little more what you do and where you failed?
    - Is pinging OK?
    - Could you open the remote computer folder list?
    - does it asks user/name and password if you click on th efolder (if you do it?)
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    Each can ping the other.

    PC#2 doesn't show PC#1 in its network, and vice-versa.

    My apologies for my various distractions that are ongoing.
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    seems to be missing "Computer Browser" service on one of the computers.

    Have you tried to use
    Start\Run...
    \\<PC#1_Name>

    on the PC#2

    and
    Start\Run...
    \\<PC#1_IP>

    on the PC#2?

    or just open explorer and in the address bar write:
    \\<PC#2_IP>

    (for example \\192.168.2.2)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vart View Post
    seems to be missing "Computer Browser" service on one of the computers.

    Have you tried to use
    Start\Run...
    \\<PC#1_Name>

    on the PC#2

    and
    Start\Run...
    \\<PC#1_IP>

    on the PC#2?

    or just open explorer and in the address bar write:
    \\<PC#2_IP>

    (for example \\192.168.2.2)?
    All righty, those bring up a username/password prompt. For which I'm not quite sure what it's asking.

    [edit]Oh lookee there! PC#2 got into PC#1.

    ...

    [edit=2]From PC#1 (more or less):
    Code:
    C:\>arp -a
    
    Interface: 192.168.1.102 on Interface 0x6000003
      Internet Address      Physical Address      Type
      192.168.1.1           00-1a-70-49-f1-a1     dynamic
      192.168.1.100         00-15-c5-03-01-34     dynamic
      192.168.1.103         00-16-dc-28-04-a8     dynamic
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