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Adding a Mac to a PC network

Q: Adding a Mac to a PC network

I have a home PC network set up with a few desktops and laptops, some wired, some wireless, all running XP professional. I recently bought a Mac G3 desktop and upgraded the operating system to OSX 10.2 I want to become familiar with mac's and their software in addition to windows. I am attempting to add the mac to my pc network and could use some help. I found the network settings on the mac but so far don't seem to be able to add that system to my existing network. I am pretty sure that it can be added but if anyone could save me some time I would appreciate it. Thanks, Vince

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A: Adding a Mac to a PC network

Well, you can start by telling us if it's wired or wireless. The Mac out of the box should connect to a router with a wired connection.
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The pc in question runs on windows 7 and it's board has built in gigabit, I happen to have a spare gigabit card.

A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

I can stream from my media PC to at least 7 other machines at the same time, 4 wired, 3 wireless, plus my TV, and have no problems at all, no skipping, no freezing, even with the same movie in the same place or with 8 different movies at once, my TV is connected to my media center PC so counts as the 8th one.

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I'm not really sure why you are seeing these limitations but it may be the router.
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Thank You

A:Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code: (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

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A:Help adding a PC to a network.....

Yes, you can go back and run the Network Setup Wizard again.

But, easier if you have the XP system disk--just stick the Windows XP system disk in your ME's CD drive. When it comes up you choose (I'm not sure of the exact words) "do other tasks." One of the other tasks will be the Network Setup Wizard.

[Just make sure you don't go down some path that formats the disk or installs Windows!]
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A:Adding NT server to NT network

Is this setup as a member server?

Try the local password you assigned it when you installed NT. This is normal behavior for member servers.
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A:Adding Network Printers

Never noticed that group policy. Where is it located?
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A:Re-adding computer to network

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

Did you install the drivers for the pc?
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need to add

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I see 2wire gateway in the list of wireless connections on PC B but when I click on it to connect to that network I get an error message...
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A:Help Adding Network Printer

Check for firewalls i.e. Windows, Norton, or McAfee. These have most likely been the culprit for me in the past.
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A:Adding Vista PC to network with XP's

jtwilburt said:

I have an existing network, all Dell with Netgear router working fine, file sharing printer sharing etc great. New (Dell) laptop on Vista cannot see other computers, their files or the printer which is connected to one of the XP systems. Vista machine shows as connected to the router and I have internet on the Vista machine. All PC's are on the same workgroup. Dell says it's not a Vista problem (haha) and I know enough to know I need help with this. BTW, it's my wife's new laptop so if you're married you understand how anxious I am to fix this.Click to expand...

Did you try waiting a while , then rebooting, to see if the laptop could 'see' the other computers? Sometimes it can take a while before the router finally 'wakes up' and realizes there's another computer out there.

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A:Adding Network Printers

for network printer just put some IP ADRES in printer setup...

go to some other machine and search the computer name and after that you can c the printer and double click for that...
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A:Adding Network User

What's the model number of the NAS?

Chances are you add users in the NAS's webpage.
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A:Adding a printer to the Network

sorry, to my understanding, the client must add the network printer him/herself.
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A:Adding a printer to a home network

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A:Adding network printer to computer.

ekk Win95. Is there a reason why you are still running it (needed old program)? They do have the drivers for windows 95 for this printer?? I really find that hard to believe. It has been years since I have even seen Win95... the only thing that comes to mind is sharing the printer off of the XP computer and see if you can connect to it that way. Just a thought.

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A:Adding another computer to home network

Humm::Not much to go on here
So,let's get some basics.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Make and exact model and hardware version of any other network equipment, like a repeater, a booster, hi-gain antenna, etc.
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

&#8226; Have you tried to do a system restore to before the problem occurred?
&#8226; If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
&#8226; For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
&#8226; For wireless laptops, have you made SURE the wireless switch is on?
&#8226; For wired connection issues, have you booted in Safe Mode with Networking to see if that changes the symptoms?
&#8226; Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
&#8226; If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

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Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
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If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

Give us as much info as you can>Ipconfig /all and pings are very important info for us.
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A:Adding Wireless to a Static Network

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A:Adding a Network Directory to a Library


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A:Adding wireless laptop to network

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A:Adding Remote Computer to Network

Exactly how are you connected... wired, wireless? Cable? Satellite?
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A:Problem adding network printer

Is it actually hooked up to a Windows7 machine using a windows7 driver? I noticed my Epson printer did not like to be hooked to Windows7 and only liked to be connected to the Vista machine(they made no W7 driver for it. It printed locally fine but would not publish the driver over the network if hooked to W7.)

You might have better luck posting on the forum of the machine that actually has the printer, if it is hooked to W7.

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A:Adding virtual network adapter

I think you can't do that in device manager anymore.
Instead, you might try this one: The DevCon command-line utility functions as an alternative to Device Manager

Simply download & unpack. Then open a command line in the i386 or ia64 folder of the tool. For your purpose running

devcon.exe install %windir%\inf\netloop.inf *msloop
should do the trick.
You should then see output similar to this:
Device node created. Install is complete when drivers are updated...
Updating drivers for *msloop from C:\WINDOWS\inf\netloop.inf.
Drivers updated successfully.

Now the adapter is ready to configure/use.
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A:Adding A 98 Desktop To Home Network?

That's kind of asking a lot but it might be worth investigating if wired is not an option. I'd be pretty sure about finding out if there are drivers specifically for Windows 98 and that they are reliable, because nothing will blue-screen Windows faster than unsupported wireless drivers.
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A:Adding to existing network-sequence?

I would first make the new computer work wirelessly through the router to connect to internet. A.t this point you know all 3 computers can connect to internet via router hence they are ready to talk to each other via the router

Then I would create a network of the 3 computers to do file and/or print sharing.
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A:Adding a computer to a Home network

I would like to help, but I need to know a few more things about how your network is setup. You said "XP and a Vista computer on a home network", how do you have this setup? Are you using a router/switch? Did you setup Windows Networking and/or HomeGroups between the two machines? Are both machines in the same room and wired to the network or wireless?

If you already have a network, then just add the Windows 7 to the same "Workgroup" and you should be able to at least see the other machines from there.

The tricky part is sharing and then connecting to the other machines, especially connecting to the W7 box from XP.

If you can reply with some more info, I believe you will get an answer quickly.

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A:Adding switches to home network

Right now, with the switch-router-modem setupClick to expand...

I usually draw it the other way round, but you're on the right track.

You can cable switch-switch-switch until you go dizzy OR you reach the connection
limit of your router (most home routers support a MAX of 10 concurrent connections).
You can also place a switch on EVERY port of the router and then switch-switch-switch again.

The control of your network is the ROUTER; a switch is a non-configurable device
and transparent to everything.

Heck; for a roommate, I even have
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A:Adding a XP machine to a small 98 network


Maybe this link will help

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help me out!!
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How do I make my printer on Windows 7 share with my mac?
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Print a Configuration page from the printer. If the printer has a static IP address listed then go to the work station, choose Add Printer/Local Printer/create a New Port/Standard TCP/IP/ type in the IP address from the config page. Browse for the driver. If the driver is not loaded, download it from the manufacturers site. After it installs, right click the printer, choose Print Test Page.
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A:Adding a second network card question

Suspect you are using the same network address on both network cards?

For example can't have one card and the other on one and on the other would be OK.

2 nics may not be what you need?
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A:Solved: Adding vista PC to a XP network

See if this helps: PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together.
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A:Problem with adding a second router to the network

OK, just to confirm, your using your TrendNet router AND your Belkin wireless router?

Assuming both are for DSL connections, is there any reason why you need to use two routers?

If your TrendNet router isn't wireless, then remove it completely, and use the Belkin one that is.

If you must use both, then you need to configure the Belkin router as a wireless access point and network switch only, and disable DHCP and UPNP in that router.

So the following should see you sorted:

1. connect the Belkin router to your TrendNet one via ethernet cable.
2. Do a hard reset of your Belkin router (so you have a clean base to set it up)
3. Log into the router, and then disable DHCP
4. Disable UPNP.
5. Set up wireless as usual.

This is usually enough to setup a router as an access point. Some models need slightly different procedures though. You do NOT want DHCP or UPNP enabled on the Belkin router though. You want your TrendNet router to assign IP addresses from its IP address pool to devices connected to your Belkin router by either wired, or wireless connections.
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A:adding network printer problem

Maybe some more information would help. The printer is an HP deskjet 6940. It is connected to the client PC using the USB connection. The client pc is running XP. Local printing works fine.

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A:Adding a Vista Laptop to an existing network

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A:Adding a wired computer to a mixed network

Please show for those two PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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A:Explorer.exe Crash when adding network printer

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A:adding notebook to wireless network problem

I'd start by turning off WEP on the router as a test and make sure everything else is configured correctly. The most common cause of a failure to connect with WEP is a mis-matched key. Use ONLY the hex key entry, don't use the ASCII passcode option.
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A:Adding virtual network card and assiging IP

Moving thread to the networking forum for better results.
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I have a current network system including 1 desktop and 1 laptop. The desktop is Windows XP an the laptop is Vista. I am trying to add another laptop which is using windows XP. I am totally computer illiterate and had a company set up my existing network. The response I am getting when trying to add the new laptop is it dosen't have a valid IP address. When I type in Start- Run- CMD and type IPconfig/all, the ipaddress it shows is It does have a physical address but I don't know what any of this means. Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm just wondering what is going on here, why does firefox and the script I have for mirc confirm I'm dling at about the same speed, but Windows task manager says I'm using 19% of the connection speed.

Sorry abotu the crap quality of the image (had to make it less than 100KB in size), the speed shown in mirc says 5.55kb/sec in case you couldn't read it.

A:Apparent network connection speeds not adding up

What you see in firefox and MIRC (although the darkengine script is not always accurate) is the actual amount of data for that particular file that is being downloaded. So, you are getting "whatever"kb/s of that file.

Windows network monitoring however is total. This includes any other traffic, such as the data transmitted between your IRC client and the server, any pings or other such data being transmitted, as well as the overhead for all the above mentioned. Even that 5.5kb/s swells dramatically when you factor in TCP/IP overhead. You can usually assume 10% overhead for TCP transmissions, much more so if you are experiencing packet loss. At 19% of 48kbp/s, that's a little over 9kbp/s, which is well in line if you factor in all the other traffic.
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Good afternoon.

I have a Windows Network with a Wireless-G router connected to a cable modem. The router and modem are located in a second story room.

The apple computer is in the basement.

I've purchased the range extenders as I wasn't getting good reception in the basement. Installed them on the router today.

Problem is the imac doesn't see my network at all. It sees my neighbor's wireless network, but not mine.

I set up the wireless network settings on the router today with a network key, but when I try to use it on a "Preferred Network" on the IMAC, I get an invalid password. Weird, since I have the password printed out and in my hand. I've retyped it 10 times, it's not on caplock...

Just don't get why I can't connect.

A:Adding an Apple IMAC G5 to a Windows Network

Is the Wireless card in your Imac capable of 802.11G? Are you using WEP or WPA? Is the card capable of WPA?
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I am running a windows xp pc and wii and both connect to the wireless network fine. However i cannot get my new vista laptop connected. The laptop is seeing the router and signal strength is excellent. It just wont connect to the net. Any help would be appreciated.


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I have the following setup, which works fine:
Broadband cable comes in and connects to a cable modem. Connected to the cable modem is a wired router, which can accept 4 ethernet cables. I have 2 desktop computers connected to the router; 2 ports are vacant. These computers do not have wireless cards.

I also have a laptop, with a wireless card. I want to use the laptop throughout the house. I just inherited a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. Will the wireless router work if I connect it to one of the vacant ports on the wired router, rather than directly to the cable modem?

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Almighty forum, I come in need of help!

I'm a student in Sixth Form, and it's my job to organise the theatre tech, and we're trying to get our own wireless network for our kit.

We have a wireless router, (Dlink DI-524, a couple of years old, and all the cables), and I have a basic knowledge of networking, such as DHCP servers and so on, but I don't know how to set it up. We have a working LAN port, so access isn't a problem. And we know the server address. As much as we'd like the IT dept. to do it, or to at least tell us how, they're unbelievably lazy and won't do either.

So, could someone offer some help and instruction for me? If any more info is needed, I'll get it.

Thanks in advance!

A:Adding a wireless access point to a network?

do you have there permission (IT dept) to do this
put a PC onto the working LAN port and post an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your screen.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results into a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will now be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy

Now go back to the forum - goto the reply and then right click in the reply box and paste the results.
The results from the notepad should now appear in the forum reply.
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Is there a way to add networked printers at the computer level (e.g. globally across all user accounts that ever log onto the machine)?

As far as I know the only way to add printers is on a per-user basis.

A:Computer-wide adding network printers

Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider

Is there a way to add networked printers at the computer level (e.g. globally across all user accounts that ever log onto the machine)?

As far as I know the only way to add printers is on a per-user basis.

Simply share the printer on the network....
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I have two PC's that are hard wired into a network using a cross over cable. I do use a wireless router to access the net for a MAC.

I now want to add a laptop PC. If I add a wireless card to one of my PC's will it hook up to the network?

A:Adding a wireless laptop to a wired network.

I'm not sure how the crossover cable enters into the mix, why aren't those machines connected to the router? Since you have a wireless router and you have a MAC connecting through it, you should be able to use it with the laptop as well.
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Would like to add folders under mapped drives to be indexed for searching if possible. I tried the hotfix under kb2268596 but it tells me that the update is not applicable to your computer. Anyone else try this hotfix with any success? Is there any other
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I am trying to help a friend add wireless to his business Currently he has an -port non wireless router of those ports are taken up and one port is free Iwas going to run a ethernet cable to a tp-link tp-WR N wireless router that I have The Linksys gives out an ip range from - So I have given the network wireless adding existing device a to an Help tp-link and IP address of and I have turned off DHCP on the tp-link I was unable to connect anything wireless From talking to friends and doing a little bit of reading it sounds like the tp-link wont work in this situation I am thinking about buying an wireless access Help adding a wireless device to an existing network point to do the job Does this sound like the right thing for me to do Here is an access point that I was looking at http www amazon com Cisco-Linksys- amp sr - Do you think this will be ok for what I need Any advise or help you could provide would be greatly appriciated Thanks Senna nbsp

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I have a high speed cable ISP. My home is wired with cat 5 cable operating from a wired modem. I would like to put a computer in a place that isn't wired, but I would like to keep the wired connections operating. Does anybody know if you can add a wireless router to an existing wired system and how to accomplish this?

A:Adding Wireless to an existing wired network

You can do this 3 ways. 1) Buy a WAP and hook it up to the existing router at any point it can even use your prexisting cat 5 wiring as a piggy back if you want it in another room closrt to your wireless PC/laptop/or periphrial you want wireless. This effectively gives you a wireless beacon on your wired network. 2) The other way you can do it is buy a wireless router and replace your wired router. 3) You can buy a wireless router and disable all router functions such as DHCP and whatnot and hook it up to your existing lan cabling using one of the internal 1-4 ports not the WAN port.
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I have a network that has a broadband cisco router and checkpoint firewall that I cannot touch. It was set up by our dept of Education, and has to be left alone. But one of the teachers has asked me to set up wifi access for the network.

I have set up a wireless access point D-link DWL-G700AP , and I can configure this assign IP addresses on the network, BUT I have to manually set the DNS and the gateway on the clients manually. The whole idea is to make this oblivious to the user.

Is there any device that I can get to act as a DHCP relay, to forward the DHCP broadcasts to the checkpoint firewall, i.e. so that both wired and wireless clients get their IP address, gateway and DNS servers from the checkpoint firewall.


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Alright, so I'm very confused right now.

In a nutshell, I formatted my PC and reinstalled Windows XP. After reinstalling the majority of my drivers, I can't get a connection to the internet, which brings me to realize that my network adapter driver isn't installed.

I did a bit more looking around. My motherboard is an Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus (official site for the mobo is here). NVidia's NForce driver doesn't work, but on the official Asus site that I supplied above, there is a Win2003 driver underneath the LAN category (which can most likely still be used with WinXP).

Problem is, installing the Win2003 driver means I have to add the OEM Network Adapter to the RIS Image. Even with the instructions supplied, I have no idea how to do this. Can someone either explain to me step-by-step on how to? I really, really, REALLY need urgent help with this.

These are the instructions Microsoft supplies
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Hey everyone this is my first post on the techguy forums... I work for a small business and we have a network containing 6 locations within about 75 yards of each other and within 3 buildings. I didn't do any of the networking except hooking up 1 vista computer ot the current network. I just got dragged into the equation because it's what I'm in school for. Right now there is 2 vista OS and 4 XP OS I believe. I have the network all hooked up, but I can't seem to transfer any files between computers... The two computers I am trying to transfer is XP and a Vista. The error message comes up as

"Cannot copy (whatever the file name is): Access Denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

This is where I want to start on this problem. Thanks all!

A:Adding and maintaining Wireless/Wired network

Try this.
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hello, ill explain the scene. i have two computers, both running XP, now dad has a work laptop, and we need to network it at home, that is running windows ME. im not to familia with windows me, so i need help adding it to the network, ive tried the network setup disk which we made, but i keep thinking maybe its because i have set the network up correctly in the first place. ive tried pinging the router from the laptop but it just times out... nothing seems to be working is there anything i could try or anyone that actually knows what to do...

be verry appreciated

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I am trying to connect my windows 10 notebook business network where I have a domain called clinlife but everytime I hit ok I get a message "An Active Directory Domain Controller( AD DC) for the domain Clinlife could not be contacted."

What can I do to add this laptop to my network?

thank you

A:Problem adding windows 10 laptop to a network

Welcome to the forum. When adding don't give the name use its IP NetBIOS isn't resolving the DC name