Basic - how do I set up a home network?

  Rob6 20:19 31 Jul 2007

I have just got a wireless router and set it up for wireless worries (WHooHOO!).

I want to set up a home network with my desktop PC (always connencted to the router via LAN) and my laptop (maybe via wireless or via wired LAN).

Bottom line is that I want to save a load of files from my desk top to me laptop before I fresh install windows in to the desktop.

I run on XP and have tried busking via some of the 'control panel' menus but got no where.

  ambra4 23:16 31 Jul 2007

4 steps to set up your home wireless network

click here

Network File Sharing

click here

  ambra4 03:32 01 Aug 2007

Setting Up a Broadband ADSL2/2+ Modem/Router/Wireless 54Mbps with 4 Port Switch

It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable
to the Router via a Ethernet RJ45 cable for router setup.

Using a wireless connected computer for setup is Not recommended to access router setup at any time.

Do not power on the ASDL Modem/Router

Remove Telephone from wall jack if install

Plug-in the 2-way filter that came with Modem/Router

Connect Telephone Cable that came in the box to the ASDL/DSL Socket on Filter and to the ASDL socket on the Router

If you had a Telephone connected to the wall jack before, plug the phone into the socket on the filter mark Phone

If you have any Phone extensions, Fax Machine, Answering Machine, etc, an ADSL filter must be installed on each wall jack

Connect a second RJ45 Ethernet cable from Port 1 on the Router to the LAN socket on your Computer

Power up the computer Only and check the following:

Web Browser Settings

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

Start IE web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”- “Connection Tab”

In the “Connection” screen, there are three selections:

“Never dial a connection”,

“Dial whenever a network connection is not present”

“Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”.

If you cannot make a selection, select “LAN Settings”

Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed Options:

“Automatically detect settings”,

“Use automatic configuration script”

“Use a proxy server”.

Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

Network Adapter Setup on all Computer

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

Double-click on the “Network Connection

Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked

Tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected,

An Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup

Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” Click the “Properties” button

Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

Click “OK”.

Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Other 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


Also check the Lan card is not being powering off by Windows XP

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-Power Management Tab

Untick if tick- Allow Computer to power off this device to save power

  ambra4 04:21 03 Aug 2007


If working tick solved box

  Rob6 08:42 03 Aug 2007

have been away on business - will play at weekend

  rsturbo 12:21 06 Aug 2007


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