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I am trying to set up a wireless netowrok in my house so we can share the net and play LAN games. I have both computers connected to the internet through a router, i was wodering how i go about making it so that the computers see each other on the network
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Post 3+ Months Ago

If they are going through the same router, they should see each other.

Make sure each PC is in the same workgroup and is using the same subnet.

For example

PC1 - 192.168.1.2
PC2 - 192.168.1.3
Router - 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask - 255.255.255.0
Gateway - 192.168.1.1

If your router is handling DHCP it should already set each PC the same as long as they are set to receive an IP address via DHCP.
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I think grinch summed it up pretty nicely.

If you want to see whether or not each computer can see eachother, just go to

Start > Run > and then type in the computer name (example: '//PC1')
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Post 3+ Months Ago

You will also have to make sure that if you have a firewall - that the firewall allows access to the IP addresses.
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one computer can see itself on the workgroup but on another i get the message Mshome is not accessible, and osmething about permissions

Ill have alook at what you guys told me to do.

Another question, what are the rules for IP's and subnet masks? Can i choose whatever i like or do they need to be certain ones?

Im not sure what the subnet mask is at all, a good article would be nice
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I would suggest just having your network obtain their IP's automatically from your ISP.

I mean, having the computers on the network 'obtain ip address automatically'

Its just easier that way in my opinion.
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Just run the windows network setup wizard on both computers and that should sort things out for you, it seems to work very well.

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