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Topic # 22075 15-May-2008 20:41
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Hi everyone. I have two desktop PC's at home. My main PC is running a D-Link DSL G604T Wireless router (which is actually plugged into my PC with an ethernet cable) and my backup PC has a wireless USB dongle.

The good news: I can get my back up PC using my Xtra broadband, it's a stable connection and is working really well.

The bad: I can't get either computer to see the other on the network.

Do I need another Wireless connector for my main PC, is there a special connection trick I need to do? I have followed all of the set up instructions but it's not working for me so far.

Thanks in advance,


Andrew

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  Reply # 131121 15-May-2008 21:46
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What I understand is you have

2 computers, Computer A & B

Computer A Connects to the internet via the ethernet port on your router

Computer B also connects to the internet via the dongle to your router


What you want to do is network the two computers so they can talk to each other, is this correct?

If so what you have now is the road for the connection to take place however you have to open the toll booth so that the data can drive down the roads.  You need to do this by setting up a network.  

See this article on how you do that http://www.geekgirls.com/windowsxp_home_network.htm

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  Reply # 131288 16-May-2008 16:44
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If you modem is running the standard xtra software then i dare say you will be lucky to 'see' each other computer on the network. Xtra seems to have messed up there firmware in this case (Ridicule xtra comment here) I have personally spent hours trying to connect 2 pc's one via ethernet and one via usb on an older version of this modem. Never had any luck. Sorry but this is more of an F.Y.I Post the an answer.

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