networking with blueyonder

  Trev w 12:10 12 Dec 2005

Hi All,
I have recently set up two PC's to nework with blueyonder and a belkin router. The internet connection is working fine, but the two PCs are not seeing each other. Each pc has one network card. Do I need another network card in the host PC? and if so, does this then take up another LAN port on the router?

  mgmcc 12:59 12 Dec 2005

No, you don't need any additional hardware. If both PCs are connected to the Belkin router by ethernet cable, then they are already networked for File/Printer sharing.

The basic networking requirements are:

- each PC should have an individual name but should all be in the SAME Workgroup.

- at least one folder in each PC should be set as "shared" (by right clicking and selecting the Sharing & Security option.

- any firewall software needs to be configured to allow access to the networked computers, normally by entering their IP addresses in the "trusted" area.


If you use Zone Alarm, select the Firewall tab at the left, then the Zones tab at the top. Click the "Add" button and select "Subnet", then enter:

IP address -

Subnet Mask -

Description - {anything} but it needs an entry (LAN?)

Click "OK" then click "Apply". is the default subnet used with Belkin Routers.


  Trev w 13:10 12 Dec 2005

(may have posted this a few times now! Cheers, firewall was the problem, I thought I had configured it correctly, but obviously not!!

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