Network Wizard

  Tony W. 19:55 06 May 2008

I have an excellant internet connection with AOL.I have never used the Network Wizard on my computer. I am using Windows xp pro,is the Wizard only to be used if you are having connection problems.Or should I still use it and if so for what reason.Thank You.Tony.W.

  recap 20:27 06 May 2008

The Network Wizard is for setting up a Network, where you want more than one computer connected.

Could you post further details of your set up as this may help in defining your problem?

  Tony W. 21:20 06 May 2008

I only have one computer and just myself as the user. So I gather from what you are saying it will not be necessary for me to use the Network Wizard unless other computers are added in the future and want to link to the same ISP.Thank You.

  ambra4 17:18 08 May 2008

No the Network Wizard is for connect two pc to form

a local network to share files folder, printers, &

allowing Internet access to a pc with a dial up line

With broadband there is no need to use the network

wizard if you are not sharing files or printers

Each pc is connected separably to the internet via a

Ethernet cable or wireless connection via the router

  Tony W. 22:07 08 May 2008


Many thanks for the detailed explanation. Being fairly new to computing I thought perhaps I had not configured something correctly.I do have a broadband connection and have no need to share files or printers.I am gratefull that you took the trouble to respond to my query and I now know what to do.Best wishes,Tony.W.

  ambra4 22:29 09 May 2008

Other Lan Card Setting you should check and set up

Right click on Local Area Connection Display Icon on task bar

Click Status-General-Properties

At the top of display the type of Lan card will be displayed

Click Configure-Click-Advanced Tab

Click- Flow Control-Change to Enabled if Disabled

Click-Power Management Tab

Untick if selected "Allow Computer to turn this device off to save power

Network Connection Setting

Click-Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard

Select-Connect to the Internet-Next

Select-Set Up My Connection Manually-Next

Select-Connect using a broadband connection that is always on


  Tony W. 19:10 11 May 2008

Hello Ambra4

Thank you very much for your latest advice and information I followed the advice and now my computer is set up to work correctly.I regret not being aware of this forum when I initially purchased my outfit. I paid quite a bit extra to have one of the companys experts in to set the computer for me.It clearly wasnt done properly and I now realise that I myself could have done a far better job and for free by way of help from those who contribute to this forum.I am very gratefull to you.Best wishes,Tony.W.

  ambra4 12:37 12 May 2008

Glad to be of help


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