Do you have a domain network? Any way, you don't need to join a network to access the network. The key is you have the username to access the network resources. This search result may help,
workgroup networking faqsHow can I use domain laptop to access a peer-to-peer network. My W2K pro laptop is in the work domain and W2K pro home PC is in a workgroup. ...
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"geniusoflvb" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:5F0CC673-501A-44B9-9A09-8EA7709D05EE@microsoft.com...
The problem relates to Vista Business on the Dell XPS. The other three
machines purchased at the same time had Ultimate (2) and home premium (1) on
them and thay are all fine. Dell tell me that it would be best to have
ordered Ultimate for the machine so I was advised by Tech Support to return
the notebook cancelling that order and reordering the same machine with
Ultimate. Dell Sales say this can't be done as it was a business order. So
I'm left having to pay the full price for Ultimate which I'm not prepared to
Is there a way to have Business edition join my home network and other
networks when travelling or is this the wrong version. If it is the wrong
version, why can't I upgrade to Ultimate from Business for a much lower price
either from Dell or Microsoft direct?
"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
> Can they ping each other? Or posting the result of ipconfig /all here may help.
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "geniusoflvb" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:223446D9-9C80-47CE-B7AA-6E1EC9493E2F@microsoft.com...
> A client of mine has just bought 2 new desktops and two new notebooks. I set
> up the Dimension 9200 with no problem and it is on the Internet through a
> Netgear router. I started working on the XPS noteboo and I cannot get it onto
> the Internet either through a wire or wirelessly. It sees the wireless
> network's SSID but won't connect to it. Using a wire it doesn't connect
> either. The Network name on the 9200 is Network. On the XPS it says
> Unidentified Network.
> I'm going back tomorrow to see about the other desktop and the other
> notebook to see if thise can get online. Also I have to get the XPS on line
> and network sharing. Any idea what my problem might be?