Network Newbie

  Photographica1 22:44 25 Sep 06

Hi all,

I have set up a linksys router with a PC (XP Pro) and Cable modem connected by ethernet cables.

I have also set up a second PC upstairs (XP home)with a network adapter (USB).

Both PCs can connect to the internet OK so something must be right.

How do I set the network up for sharing files and possible LAN (WLAN?) games?

  Strawballs 09:37 26 Sep 06

Run the network wizard in control panel (not wireless wizard) on both machines.

  Mike@#36 12:23 26 Sep 06

Also check that your firewall is not blocking any part of your wireless connection. With Norton it has to 'Trust' the wireless or ethernet adaptor before it will work.

  Photographica1 13:40 26 Sep 06

Hi all, thanks for help so far. I am intrigued by the comment about firewalls. The linksys site mentions a built in firewall, but I have also got Zonealarm running, could that cause the problems, and if so, any idea how i make it trust my network adaptors?
If the Router has a firewall, do I need zonealarm?

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