Set up wireless router or access point

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Stitch in time, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Every time I try this procedure (set up wireless router or access point) I
    get the following message:
    "Configure device manually-windows will open the device configuration page
    so you can type the information manually:
    -Network name (SSID)
    -security type and key or passphrase (WPA security recommended)"

    But if I continue all the info is already there. If the info is there, why
    can I not access shared folders or printers?
    Stitch in time, Jan 29, 2008
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  2. Stitch in time

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Setting up a wireless Access does NOT mean that you can share files and

    You don't say what computers(if any) you are trying to share files with!!!!

    You expect help, with NO info!!!!

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    How to give Permissions are there, too.
    If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.
    Mick Murphy, Jan 29, 2008
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  3. sorry.

    I think the problem has to do with the firewall settings on my router, but I
    don't know how to configure it...what applications to allow.

    I have Acer notebook and Acer desktop both with Vista OS using a 2wire
    2701HB-gateway . The desktop is accessing internet via ethernet and notebook
    via wireless.

    I really don't know much, but I have already read the link you sent via
    other posts and replies and it hasn't helped me. I have made those settings.
    Have a workgroup, set users with permissions, took down firewalls...I don't
    know what else I can do. Sick thing is my notebook can access files on my HP
    notebook running XP, but my two Acer's running Vista can't share anything
    exept media.

    I appreciate the feedback.
    Stitch in time, Jan 29, 2008
  4. Stitch in time

    armbyallu Guest

    Anyone to help please,
    My problem is a bit different from that one but is concerning the same
    Am using Airport Extrem basestation for wireless LAN and i have
    configured a HP 4250 printer conected via USB directly on AP. All PC
    with XP Pro, 2000 and mac are connected without a problem via bonjour
    setup. The problem is i now want to connect a Laptop with 64b itWindow
    Vista Bussiness.

    At first i heard to find a lastest bonjour drivers after i have tried
    other adding a new port and configuring via printer on the net failed.

    I finally manage to connect and find a printer via this newest driver
    but the problem whenever i try to print it gives me printer error and
    hangs while deleting the error or removing the printer.

    I also use Norton Internet security. Is this something to do with
    Window Vista? though i tried to allow printer and folder sharing on

    Any help or Idea please?

    A. Rowland
    armbyallu, Mar 7, 2008
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