Networking Vista Desktop with XP Desktop and Lappy with Vista.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by NLWard, May 14, 2006.

  1. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    I'm ready to experiment with networking my Vista desktop with my XP Desktop
    and Lappy Laptop. I'm on broadband cable Internet.

    I have a D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router, two Airlink Wireless PCI AWLH4030
    Adapters (for desktops) and an AWLC3026C Wireless Cardbus Adapter. All are
    installed and working fine for getting onto the Internet. I also have Canon
    Pixma iP 1500 (on Vista machine), Brother HL-1650 Laser and HP 9650 Deskjet
    (on XP Machine) Printers to share.

    I know there are instructions somewhere on doing this, but can't seem to
    find them again. I had 'em printed out once, but they're buried right now.
    Weren't they somewhere in the Help files?
     
    NLWard, May 14, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 14, 2006
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  3. Nancy:
    This is off topic, but glad to see you back on the newsgroup.
     
    Dennis Pack x64, IE7B2, May 14, 2006
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  4. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    Wireless, Andre. Don' wanna trip over all dem wars . . .

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    NLWard, May 14, 2006
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  5. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    Yes, it's off topic, but I wanted to get something started so we can at
    least concentrate on helping each other. And I did cross post to the
    networking_sharing newsgroup. Heading over there to see what's what.
     
    NLWard, May 14, 2006
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  6. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    Oops, not off topic over here. :-}
     
    NLWard, May 14, 2006
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  7. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 14, 2006
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  8. Actually, if it's any use - I use the standard XP network center thingy to
    get my settings up and ready - I just find it so much easier!
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/settings/xpstylenetwork

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    Zack Whittaker, May 14, 2006
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  9. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    Thanks, Andre! On my way. I'm pretty sure this is what I'm looking for.

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    NLWard, May 14, 2006
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  10. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    Thanks, Zack. I'll try this too. Never can have too many ways to set things
    up, ya know.

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    NLWard, May 14, 2006
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  11. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 14, 2006
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    Tom Guest

    Well, i tried getting my wireless working on vista but it continually says
    that i have limited connectivity :( - maybe because i have a 48 character
    WPA key?

    :D

    Tom
     
    Tom, May 15, 2006
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  13. It could well be - try restricting it to a smaller one, or setup unique MAC
    address connectivity, so that as long as you have your MAC address of your
    computer's wireless device set on the router or server, it'll let you on and
    nobody else! :eek:)

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    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, May 15, 2006
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  14. NLWard

    NLWard Guest

    I think I need a course in security and networking together, Zack. :-}

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    NLWard, May 16, 2006
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  15. NLWard

    Puppy Breath Guest

    Rumor has it that networking is still going to get some major reworking
    before RC1. So you may not want to invest too much time in it just yet.
     
    Puppy Breath, May 21, 2006
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  16. I really don't mind helping you out at any time Nancy - I'm in your IM list
    so gimme a shout if you need anything :eek:)

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    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, May 21, 2006
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  17. Rumour... yeh :eek:)
    Networking stack still in pre-beta 2 whilst the rest of the OS is in Beta 2
    stage (or there abouts) but the networking stack will be up to Beta 2
    scratch by the time that the public beta is released.

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    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

    --: Original message follows :--
     
    Zack Whittaker, May 21, 2006
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  18. NLWard

    gango Guest

    try changing the channel that helps

     
    gango, May 25, 2006
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  19. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 25, 2006
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