Networking Help Required!!

By Method ยท 5 replies
Mar 3, 2005
  1. Connecting New PC to an exsiting Network _ Help Required!!


    Just got a new pc(it should connect to the net throught another pc) and set it all up.
    I then try and get it to connect to the exisiting network but it doesnt work.

    Basically. i had a previous pc in their all worked fine. i could go on the net etc etc.

    i got a new pc and now when i try and connect to the network it doesnt work.

    I have ran the network setup wizard on the host + client pcs a lot of times and have tried a lot of things in Network Placces.

    It seems as if the PC is not being recognised by the network.

    Any help is greatly appreciated,


    Scott | Method <(-- MSN


    i have also tried to add the new PC to the exsiting workgroup but it just doesnt seem to be working :(
  2. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

    mmm... can you tell us what OS you re running, if you could tell us the Product version with service pack version. (mine is <5.1.2600.2180> SP2)

    You may need to install some of the network drivers that you never mentioned this post.

  3. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    you have to make sure your workgroup settings are the same for your computers to recognize eachother.
  4. Method

    Method TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Both have service pack 2 + windows xp home edition.

    I think the network drivers are installed as there is a folder in my C drive named "DRIVERS" and in that there is another folder name networkcard or somethng,
  5. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

  6. Method

    Method TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    Hey, Thanks for help.

    Fixed problem.

    I set up my Pc,
    discovered my networking problem
    then had no sound
    then my games wouldnt work

    and yes it took me all that time to realise i had to install the drivers :knock:



    Scott | Method
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