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LOCAL AREA CONNECTION : DESKTOP PC WITH LAPTOPS RRS feed

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  • hello,

    i have this issue related to local area connection in windows xp home.

    we have a brodband internet connection called dataone provided by govt. owned bsnl in india. the broadband modem is connected to a network switch which supports one desktop pc used by me and three laptops. all systems use windows xp home with service pack2. the pc is connected to the network switch using a network cable. the three laptops are connected via wireless network. we use a wireless router of compex (model wpe54g-sma). the wireless router is connected to the above said network switch using a network cable. now the all the four systems are in network. all systems can access internet. all systems also must communicate to each other.

    BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

    the desktop pc can access the shared drives of all laptops. the laptops also can do the same with each other. but the laptops are UNABLE to access the desktop pc. all sharing related to networks are set correct in the desktop pc. but nobody from our service contract firm is able to resolve the issue. we connected another desktop pc of a different network to the above said network of laptops. it works perfectly.

    we formated the problamatic pc and reinstalled windows. but the scenario is same. there is no problem in accessing internet. but regarding the pc, there is only one way communication.

    the technicians say that this may be a windows bug. do anybody have a solution. our main purpose is to share a laserprinter installed in the desktop pc, so that files can be printed from the laptops.

    -jomon, god's own country, india
    Saturday, July 22, 2006 6:47 AM

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