Re: Multiple Linksys products and Vista

Read below for Networking XP and vista.

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

Permissions/Share info is there as well.

If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall (or LAN allowed, depending on how their
Exceptions are worded in their Firewall)

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 (passwords can be different) 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, or a Vista computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home or Small Office Network File and Printer Sharing
Wizard to include Vista in your “New” Network, even if you had an XP Network
set up prior to adding a Vista computer to it(redoing the Wizard seems to
work for XP machines!).

In “My Network Places”: “Set up a Home or Small Office Network”
OR under Accessories > Communications > Network Setup Wizard > Allow File
and Printer Sharing.

Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia

"Walkman" wrote:

It is in the closet as well.... the cable comes into the closet via the
attic/crawl space... not real convenient to be honest... so I have the wired
router in there, because the house is pre wired for networking... so I have
one line running to the upstairs office where I have the wired PC... the
other line runs out of the router and (via the pre wire) down to the first
floor in the living room where it goes into the wireless router....

The problem is that I can't seem to get all computers to see each other so I
can share files and the printer upstairs.

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

where is your broadband modem in relation to all of this?

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:58:03 -0700, Walkman
<Walkman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

The distribution panel for the house is in an upstairs closet, but I can't
put the wireless router in there, because then it dampens the signal too much
and is not useful... so the only thing I could come up with was to ward wire
the upstairs computers and then sens a signal downstairs for the wireless

"Barb Bowman" wrote:

why not take the BEFSR41 out of the picture and use only the WRT54G?
using two routers like this is not standard topology.

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:56:00 -0700, Walkman
<Walkman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I have looked quite a bit but cannot find a situation that applies to my
situation, plus I am new to networking:

I have one PC running Vista, one laptop running XP Pro and one laptop
running Vista.

I have cable internet, that runs to a Linksys BFESR41 router, one hardwire
goes out to the PC. One hardwire goes out to the internet connection for a
Linksys WRT54G, which then provides the internet access for both laptops.

Linksys tech support helped me get internet to all three computers. They had
me do a MAC clone on the wired router and PC to get internet working on the
PC. Then they had me hook the wireless router to the wired router via the
wireless router internet "in" connection.

I want to network all three computers so that I can access files on each
computer, as well as share a printer that is connected to the PC.

As of now I have internet on all three computers, but they do not "find/see"
each other.

I would appreciate any assistance provided, again I am a little new so I
apologize in advance if I have not provided the necessary info, but I will
provide whatever is needed.

Barb Bowman

Barb Bowman