December 26, 2008 at 5:50 pm #160276t.chuterMember
Hello again guys,
i’ve just tried setting up a home wireless network on my XP desktop. I used the wizard but got rather confused when it said “remove the flash drive and insert it in your wireless router. Then the other devices you wish to connect to the network and then the main desktop on which I was setting the network up on”
Our router (Linksys 801.11b/g) doesn’t have a USB 2.0 plug so I obviously couldn’t plug my flash drive in.
Could anyone help me here please? I really need this network because I can’t afford to buy a half decent external CD drive.
Many thanks in anticipation
TomDecember 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm #177418lozza69erMember
I just run the setup wizard on my desktop, then the wizard on my laptop. Looked in my network places and there was my network.December 26, 2008 at 6:56 pm #177420t.chuterMember
I’m still getting the same problem. Will I need an ethernet cable if I were to scrap the idea of a wireless network and go for a normal wired one? And is it just as easy to set up ?December 26, 2008 at 7:23 pm #177421PanManMember
I never bother with the Wizard
In Windows Explorer share the folders you want to see across the network then in the address bar on the other machine just type in \ip.ad.dr.ess eg \192.168.0.2 or open network neighbourhood & browse from thereDecember 26, 2008 at 7:48 pm #177422benMember
Don’t bother with the wizard – its not needed.
The manual for your router will tell you all you need to kno, just be sure you secure it with wpa or wpa2 because most routers will come unsecured by default as this makes things a little bit faster.
Don’t give up, once you’ve got it working you’ll wonder how you ever lived with out it (Well I did anyway).December 28, 2008 at 11:29 am #177419SlackadderMember
Agree with Ben,
The wizard is not needed. Linksys routers are easy to set up. You just need to access the router web page and connect the NC10 via an ethernet cable. Pop in the IP address (probably on the back of the router or in the manual) and enter username and password, usually “admin” and “password” or just both passowrd – check the paperwork. The just get your details from your ISP, username and password and enter these inthe appropriate section and set up wireless, create SSID, WEP/WPA etc. If you need more help just ask – have set loads of these up.
AnthonyJanuary 18, 2009 at 2:51 am #177423TOKSAMMYMember
Had no external disk, bot had wireless. PC world floor staff suggested a cross over cable, but first suggested to use my the shared file option for the CD in the Desktop and use the wireless nertwork (which I already had) On Sammy I looked for ‘my network places’ in my computer/other places(middle left) and I found the location on the PC that was listed for sharing(C or H or..) I was able to view the sammy supplied CDs.
I also loaded software by copying from the CD on the Desktop to an external harddrive the then plugedthe external hard drive into Sammy and it read and installed the software. I was also able to backup my – using the sammy backup option
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