can you help seting up network

  michael.25th 21:28 13 Aug 2007

hi just got a D-link dsl 2640 on bt line pc's are on xp .

now pluged all in to pc but

1 will not connect to the net that was 1

now 2 D-link is setup pc 1 and 2 are connect but i can not see shared fils and when i go in to my network places and click on workgroups i get Mshome is not accessible.......

can you help ?

thanks Michael.

  Ashrich 21:56 13 Aug 2007

Have you run the network wizard and turned on file and print sharing on both PC's and selected relevant files for sharing . You can right click on things you wish to share in Windows Explorer ( right click , share )

Have you tried connecting with both firewalls temporarily disabled ?

Has the dsl 2640 been correctly set up and connected to the internet .


  michael.25th 20:18 14 Aug 2007

to the first one no do you think i shuod? i will try with firewalls off first

i do not no if the dlink is set prop it dosent give clear instructions.

  Strawballs 22:10 14 Aug 2007
  Ashrich 22:51 14 Aug 2007

If you haven't run the Network wizard on the two machines then I would do so , don't worry about using a floppy or USB stick to carry the settings , just remember to give the PC's a relevant name and make sure they are in the same workgroup ( MSHOME is the default ) Do this with the firewalls on , they will auto configure to allow the network .

To set up the DSL 2640 , connect it to one of the PC's via the ethernet cable , plug the phone cord from it into the ADSL filter , then into the phone line . Turn the router on , let all the diagnostic lights finish flashing access the router set up by typing , the user name and password are both the word " user " ( without quote marks ) and follow the wizard , putting in your user name and password for your ISP .

By the way , where did you get this ADSL wireless modem ? I searched everywhere and eventually found a quick install guide , but it is not available in the UK ... hope it will actually work here .


  Ashrich 22:53 14 Aug 2007

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