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Anonymous
August 16, 2005 12:40:22 AM

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I have 2 desktop PC's that I have hooked up to a wireless network, one
running Windows XP pro and one running Windows XP home using Linksys PCI
wireless cards using the same workgroup and I can see the shared files on
each of those 2 PC's and they work just fine. I am now trying to get my
notebook PC which has Windows XP pro on it connected to this network but it
is on a domain ( I use the notebook for work which is why it has the domain
on it). The notebook sees the router just fine but I can't see the shared
files of the other 2 desktop PC's and they can't see the shared files on the
notebook. Any ideas of what I can do to get the notebook up and running on
this network? Thanks.
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Rick
August 16, 2005 7:30:01 AM

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You could try checking the properties of your LAN in network connections.
You might have an alternate IP config , if your home workgroup use static
IP's , you could try manually assigning the IP address.

A workaround might be to click start & run and \\IP ADDRESS of the machine
you are trying to access.

Try pinging the IP addresses of the other machines as well , see if they
even communicate over the network.

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August 16, 2005 10:09:54 AM

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Rick LK wrote:

> I have 2 desktop PC's that I have hooked up to a wireless network, one
> running Windows XP pro and one running Windows XP home using Linksys
> PCI wireless cards using the same workgroup and I can see the shared
> files on each of those 2 PC's and they work just fine. I am now trying
> to get my notebook PC which has Windows XP pro on it connected to this
> network but it is on a domain ( I use the notebook for work which is
> why it has the domain on it). The notebook sees the router just fine
> but I can't see the shared files of the other 2 desktop PC's and they
> can't see the shared files on the notebook. Any ideas of what I can do
> to get the notebook up and running on this network? Thanks.

To use a domain-joined laptop at home - information from MVP Lanwench:

Note - you don't need to change to a workgroup just to access resources
on it. You shouldn't play with your laptop's network settings at all.
Once you've logged in using your domain account (using cached
credentials), and have an IP address on the home network, you can map
drives, use printers, whatnot, very easily - one way, in a command
line:

net use x: \\computername\sharename /user:computername\username <enter>

MS KB article about the Net Use command - http://tinyurl.com/3bpnj

Malke
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