Re: Local Only network
"John Redmund" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I think I might have a solution to your problem
> One of my computer's internet connection went down and took the whole
> network with it. Gotta love Microsoft. Anyway, I was able to get my XP
> computers to reconnect and share the internet, but I was unable to get my
> XP computers to map network drives with my Vista computer. Nor could my
> Vista computer see my home network.
> I found a solution
> I went to the Network and Sharing Center in the Control panel and clicked
> on Customize the network. I made sure the name of the network was the
> same as my home network, and then I changed the network from Public to
> Private. I restarted the computer and was able to connect to the
> computers as before.
Would this be the same for the wireless connection - which is what I am
having a problem with?
Would I use as the name of the network - the one on the wireless AP - which
is the Apple Airport wireless?
> Also, (and now I have Mcafee as a firewall)...I made sure that all the
> computers had 192.168.2.0 to 192.168.2.255 a TRUSTED (as opposed to
> PUBLIC) network.
Why would you have to change it to 255? Mine is set to 71 (which it gets
from DHCP). I don't know if where I would change it to TRUSTED.
> Hope this helps. and one thing I have learned about Vista:
> Vista does NOT play well with others.
> "tshad" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I really don't like Vista and have had nothing but trouble getting it
>> I tried connecting it wirelessly to my AirPort wireless and it would
>> connect and could see everything on the network including the gateway,
>> but would go no further.
>> I then tried a wired connection using all the same numbers (except the
>> last one) that I have on my other desktops at home (3 XPs and 1 2000).
>> Again, it sees the local network fine but will not go out the gateway.
>> Cannot ping the DNS servers. I know it isn't the wire. I plug it
>> directly back in my computer and it works fine.
>> The route print looks fine (except for all the On-links under the
>> I tried uninstalling the Norton Internet Security to see if that was a
>> problem and making sure the Microsoft Firewall was off.
>> Still can't get out of the local network.
>> I never had this kind of problem with my XPs.
>> Not sure where to go from here.