My home network consists of a Linksys WRT54GL router running DD-WRT supplying wired access to my desktop, a bridge to another WRT54GL (also running DD-WRT) to provide a wired connection to a XBOX upstairs, and wireless access to about 5 or 6 different devices including several laptops, an iPad, and an iPod touch. My question is this:
I am adding a 22" TV into my office so I can watch TV while working on my desktop. I only have one cable jack in my office which is currently plugged straight into my cable modem. This means I'll have to use a splitter to give both my TV and modem cable access. How much signal degradation or speed do I stand to lose or should expect to lose?
I have just moved into a new office and I have free internet, but I would like to set-up my network multi function printer in the same office.I don't have a router in my office I just have the socket (presumably from the building owners cabinet). Adding another network card.I tried removing the internet cable from my PC and setting up the printer by creating a TCP port but it didn't work. (I used to do this with my HP 1050tn).RouterI tried adding a router but that didn't work either.
I use vpn to connect to another organization from my office and on the same network where my printer resides, if i logon to the vpn printing to my local printer becomes a problem, I can also print to my local printer.
Here a have a quest that can't find the perfect solution for a half year now.I have one machine at office and one at home, both Windows XP SP3, ADSL connection with static IP.On the office machine a have an archive of about 250 GB of files.When i am at home sometimes i need to connect to my office machine, search through those files, maybe preview some, and then download some needed files to my home machine, using a download queue feature is possible.The task doesn't seem so complicated, yet, i did not find a perfect simple solution so far.
I bought a new laptop with Windows 7. Desktop is running Vista. Printer is set to share and connected to Vista machine. Printer and file sharing is enabled on both machines. Running Windows firewall on both machines. Disabled Comodo firewall on Vista machine. Both computers have the same workgroup. Both computers have the same user name and password. Password protected sharing is turned off both machinesVista can access the W7 machine, last night W7 could see but not access Vista, but it doesn't even see it. When I troubleshoot I get a message "file and print sharing resource (Vista PC name) is online but isn't responding to connection attempts".
I just installed Win 7 pro 64 bit on a new computer / hard drive. I can connect to my router which is hardwired to a computer running Win XP Pro 32 bit, but I can't figure out how to connect to my printer which is on that same network. I can access the internet, just not the printer - which is connected via Ethernet to the router.Is is possible that because Win7 is 64bit and the other computers on the network are 32 bit running XPpro - that it won't work? I have another XP pro computer that is connected via wireless that accesses the printer just fine.I have a netgear USB adapter on both the WinXP computer and also the Win7.Win7 is foreign to me. I can't find anywhere where I would 'join' the mshome network. It asks me about them joining ME.
I've got a small wireless home network that currently has 2 computers - my desktop is running XP Pro, and a laptop that my wife uses running XP Home. I've recently bought a new laptop that is running Windows 7, and although it picks up the wireless feature of the network (it has wireless internet access), I can't seem to figure out how to get this new Windows 7 laptop to see the other PCs or the printer connected to my desktop. I've tried a couple of the "how-tos" online, but I must be doing something wrong. getting my Windows 7 box to see the other PCs and printer on my network
I have decided to set up a simple network at my home. I have got 2 PC's (one ground floor, one up staris), printer, TV and router.Now, my router has got only 4 sockets for RJ45 (no usb connection available). My target is to have one storage hard drive of 2TB for sharing pictures, files and automatic backup from PC's. Make of my router is D-link DIR-615. I want to have PC's connected by RJ45 for quick file transfer and TV as well to load movies from external/network hard drive so 3 of 4 ports are already used.I want to have my printer online in network all the time, so any PC can print at any time without connecting USB cable. Also I do not want to plug my printer into PC downstaris and share it in the network because if PC will be switched off, PC upstaris won't be able to print. So I want all my devices have connected to the router. Printer does not support ethernet interface as well (only usb connection).I've got a choice to buy an External Hard Drive (USB) or Network Hard Drive. I have choosen these two:
As I said, I got 2 devices to connect to my network, and there is also one port available. I know, we got many different hubs etc, but what about printer? It supports only USB 2.0.I have also found very basic NAS on ebay:
I thought I could by external hard drive because it is cheaper than network, and connect it together with my printer to this NAS and then NAS to router. Will I loose file transfer speed?
I'm having issues connecting a HP 9000dn printer to my home network. I have windows 7 x64 with a Belkin wireless router. I have the printer (via a jetdriect 615n driver) connected to my router and the computer will not see the printer. I'm a newbie to networking
I've got a modem which feeds a wireless router; plugged into the router via ethernet cables are my personal computer in my room and an office computer. Connected wirelessly is my kitchen PC. My printer (Canon MX330) is not wireless/bluetooth and is connected via USB to my office computer.
Office / Kitchen Computers: Windows XP My Personal Computer: Windows 7
I'm trying to set up a network/file sharing system, and more importantly, I'm trying to be able to print on a computer other than my office computer.
I recently purchased a HP PHOTOSMART D110 wireless/eprint all in one. I have the dir-615 router and cannot get the printer to show up on my home network.Printer works fine hard wired to pc but wireless not at all. The ip address of the printer is 169.254.147.xx while everything on my network is 192.168.0.xx. Printer says connected for a few seconds then disconnected....I have tried to configure it on a vista and a win 7 machine.Everything else shows up fine on my network, as a matter of fact a friend brought his laptop over and it connected great..
I was just wondering how to connect 3 laptops to 1 printer in my office?We don’t have a server and all laptop contacted to internet wireless through a router next door. (I don’t have access to that router)I was thinking to get a hub and then connect it to the Ethernet cable back of the printer and then connect it to each laptop?
I'm newbie in Networking. I want to establish a small WLAN network where all the laptops (6 laptops) can use WiFi Internet and also can print via a network printer.I have these hardwares:1: DSL Modem2: A Belkin F5D8233-4 300 Mbps router3: A Network printer (with RJ45 ethernet port, Not wireless printer)4: LAN Cable (if needed)5: Finally 6 Client Laptops
I am currently having a problem connecting a hardlined (ethernet connected) PC to a wireless printer. I want to know first of all if this is even possible. If so, how can I make this work? I know just enough about networking to be dangerous, but not enough to see what I am doing wrong. My network structure is as follows: a 2Wire wireless modem/router provided by my ISP. a win xp laptop connected wirelessly a vista laptop connected wirelessly a win xp pc connected via the 2Wire ethernet port a Lexmark 4530 printer with wireless adapter connected wirelessly wireless config is WPA-personal (TKIP)
The laptops are able to print to the printer, but that is only because I used the CD for the printer to setup the wireless printing. When I look at the network neighborhood on both laptops, the printer does not appear. This leads me to believe that the printer is not connected to the network, the laptops have just created a printer connection (the port designation leads me to believe this as it just shows Lexmark 3500_4500 and not an actual address). The hardlined PC can connect to the internet, but is not visible to either of the PC's. When I try to type in the IP address listed on the printers config page, it doesn't see it. I can ping it, but can't connect. I think my problem is in the connection of the wireless printer. I can see it in the connection screen of the 2Wire status page, but I have a funny feeling it isn't configured properly. There appears to be no way to configure the printer outside of using their "wireless connection utility wizard" on the CD.
There is one other twist to this, I have a Dlink DGL4300 wireless gaming router that I use for my XBOX and to give me additional hardline ports for other things. I don't have it connected right now (my box is out of commission waiting on parts), but I did have it connected behind the 2Wire before without any problems. I would like for it to remain this way once I have the printing problem resolved. I am using DHCP right now with auto assigned IPs, but I can reconfigure the network to whatever will allow me to get this to work properly.
I have a home network with an older desktop, two laptops, couple of PDA and now a cellphone. I'm using using a WRT 110 router I bought new a couple of years ago. It run flawlessly even when I switch from DSL to Comcast Internet.My printer (HP All-in-one) is currently attached to the rear of my desktop and if I want to print anything I have to fire up the desktop. Can I plug the printer in the WRT 110? Be able to print form my laptops?
i am having problem adding the officejet printer that was uninstalled because it was not working. after three days of online support from HP and Lynksys, I am about to buy a new printer. Can't add printer wirelessly or wired.
My setup: Windows 7 desktop; Vista laptop. Only one user account on each, with no password.I can share files between the two computers, but only by putting the shared files in the Public folders, otherwise access is denied based on username and password.It is inconvenient, but I can live with sharing files through the Public access.However, a printer connected via USB to the desktop cannot be seen from the laptop. This desktop is new. It replaced an XP desktop on which file and printer sharing worked easily with the same network.
I have a very high speed connection in my dad's office, and it is over 10 mbps. and the connection in my house is worse ( 256 kbps ). So can I use the office connection in home without any problems from the ISP. just like sharing the connection from the office to home.
looking for opinions on a Wireless Access Point/Bridge/Repeater/Router I might buy and setup for a the home workstation, few wireless devices, and future add-ons.
Product; EnGenius ECB9500 Wireless Access Point / Bridge / Repeater / Router with Gigabit & 802.3af PoE, IEEE 802.11b/g/n , Up to 300Mbps , WEP Encryption 64/128bits WPA Personal (WPA-PSK using TKIP or AES)[code].....
I had an SMC router before, and I replaced it with this new D-link DIR-655, The problem I am now having is that I used to visit a web based e-mail /OWA Outlook Web Access, After I VPN to my company, but now with this new D-Link after I VPN, I lost the capability of accessing my OWA to read my e-mail
How to access remotely over the Internet to office PC from my home PC and get files that I need? Office's ADSL modem's model is BeWan iBox V1.0 and it has a built-in firewall. ADSL connection has a dynamic IP, which I assume should be configured as static (but how?) Should I investigate VPN capabilities as well? I'm not very knowledgeable about these things.
I have my laptop. I need to use my broadband connection at my home. Also I need to use my laptop with wifi at my office. We do not have any dhcp servr at office. What I am doing now is changing ip configuration at office every day manually.